Next up we ran the Compression Benchmark built-into AS SSD, an SSD specific benchmark being developed by Alex Intelligent Software. This test is interesting because it uses a mix of compressible and incompressible data and outputs both Read and Write throughput of the drive. We only graphed a small fraction of the data (1% compressible, 50% compressible, and 100% compressible), but the trend is representative of the benchmark’s complete results.
The OCZ Vector rocked the AS-SSD Compression test. In the read portion of the benchmark, all of the drivers are tightly grouped. In the write test, however, the Vector not only blew past all of the other drivers, it offered perfectly consistent performance regardless of the compressibility of the data. That's an excellent trait for an SSD.