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.
Benchmark Results: The benchmark results from the most recent build of Anvil SSD Benchmark showed that with 100% compression (incompressible data) that the SK hynix Gold P31 1TB drive scored 15,068.14 points and the 500GB drive scored 15,111.69 points in the standard test with 100% compression.
When we chart the score of the standard benchmark (100% compression) against all the other drives that we have tested on this system we discovered that the SK hynix Gold P31 drives both managed to out perform every other PCIe 3.0 SSD tested that used NAND Flash memory technology. This was not something we were expecting and it came within around 500 points of the PCIe 4.0 SSDs on our AMD Ryzen X570 board.l