AS-SSD Compression Test
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.
We probably should have snapped a screenshot, but were pressed for time. In any case, the AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD offered the smoothest, most consistent performance we have seen from an SSD to date in the AS-SSD compression test. Excluding SandForce-based drives, normally its typical for an SSD's performance to fluctuate slightly as the compressibility of the data being transferred changes. The graphs for the AMD Radeon R7 Series 240GB SSD, however, were as flat and consistent as they come.