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.
This is another test where we don't have reference data from other PCIe-based solid state drives, but we wanted to see how the Intel SSD DC P3700 behaved with incompressible/compressible data, nonetheless. As you can see, performance is consistently high with reads, but writes, while also high performance, varied slightly.