AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Light Workload

Our new light workload actually has more write operations than read operations. The split is as follows: 372,630 reads and 459,709 writes. The relatively close read/write ratio does better mimic a typical light workload (although even lighter workloads would be far more read centric).

The I/O breakdown is similar to the heavy workload at small IOs, however you'll notice that there are far fewer large IO transfers:

AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 - Light Workload IO Breakdown
IO Size % of Total
4KB 27%
16KB 8%
32KB 6%
64KB 5%

Light Workload 2011 - Average Data Rate

Light Workload 2011 - Average Read Speed

Light Workload 2011 - Average Write Speed

Light Workload 2011 - Disk Busy Time

Light Workload 2011 - Disk Busy Time (Reads)

Light Workload 2011 - Disk Busy Time (Writes)

AnandTech Storage Bench 2011 TRIM Performance & Power Consumption
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  • UltraTech79 - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - link

    lol boot time and how fast it loads a program? They **ALL** load windows in about 15 seconds from a clean install and all programs open in less than 3 seconds. Photoshop maybe 4. That would be the most retarded benchmark I have ever heard of doing to get a real grasp on how fast these things are and the actual difference between them.

    If you understand anything about this stuff, you can determine real world performance from the numbers given. This isnt the old days with screwed up random reads anymore. Look at the I/O ability and get with the program.
  • AnnonymousCoward - Monday, April 16, 2012 - link

    If they **ALL** load Windows and boot programs at the same speed, what does that say about all these graphs that show alleged large differences? (it says they're bunk, misleading, and stupid) Why do you defend synthetic benchmarks that have no relevance to reality?
  • mikbe - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    "Moore's Law ensures that large SSDs can be delivered in small packages."

    Moore's Law is an inductive observation not an actual law of physics so it doesn't ensure anything.
  • AnnonymousCoward - Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - link

    That's also what I thought when I read that.
  • UltraTech79 - Sunday, April 15, 2012 - link

    Oh shut up.
  • spooky2th - Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - link

    Boy, would I like to win one these boards! It would be a nice start to a new build.
  • asawyer13 - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - link

    I am looking at purchasing a higher end Dell XPS 15 laptop. It comes w3rd gen I7 cpu, and 1tb 5400 rpm drive + 128GB mSata drive.

    Would it be possible and does it make sense to replace the 1TB 5400 drive with a Crucial m4 512GB SSD???


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