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.
Regardless of the compressibility of the data being transferred, the new Intel DCS3700 series solid state drives offers consistent performance. The SandForce-based drives show a sharp drop in performance with incompressible data, especially with writes; the Intel-based DC S3700s don't suffer from the same drop. As such, the Intel DC S3700 drive offer some of the best overall scores here and they only get better, running in RAID.