Crucial M550 Series Solid State Drive Review
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.
The compressibility of data has no effect on the performance of the Crucial M550 drives. Whether pushing highly compressible or nearly incompressible data, the drives offered high performance in this benchmark.