Along with the move to a new platform, we decided to make a change in one of the benchmarks. There’s a relatively new benchmark called Anvil Storage Utilities that is in beta but close to production. It’s a very powerful tool that measures performance through a variety of tests which can be customized. Since some of the tests more or less duplicate what we get from other benchmarks we use already, we decided to use the IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) testing on 4kb file sizes at a queue depth of 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 16 and 32. IOPS performance is something SSD makers tout quite a bit but we generally don’t do a lot of IOPS testing because frankly a lot of users can’t relate to IOPS metrics as well and it tends to be more meaningful to the enterprise/server crowd. Still, it is another performance indicator with relevance and while some drives post good MB/s numbers, their IOPS scores aren’t always commensurate which this test will prove out.
Benchmark Results: The Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) the Intel SSD 760p 512GB drive had an overall score of 13,008.77 points. The drive topped out at 2,731 MB/s read and 1,598 MB/s write speeds on the sequential performance test with 4MB file sizes.
Benchmark Results: With the compression at 46% to help mimic real world applications better we found the overall score actually ticked up slightly to 13,036.73 points.
Benchmark Results: When it comes to low queue depth random read performance the Intel SSD 760p was faster than the Intel SSD 600p across the board. Our testing showed QD1 Random Read performance improved by a massive 64% and at QD3 the 760p was nearly 36% faster still. Big improvements can been seen at the most used queue depths!
Benchmark Results: When it comes to low queue depth performance the Intel SSD 760p had QD1 performance on par with the Intel Optane 900P 480GB drive! In fact, the random write performance was impressive across the board on the Intel SSD 760p! Night and day difference between the Intel SSD 600p 512GB and Intel SSD 760p 512GB drives and that is why we put them next to one another in the table.