AS SSD Benchmark Tests
Next up we ran 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.
With this test we had fewer reference datapoints to compare in short order for this review. So we picked one of the stiffest all around competitors we could find, Fusion-io's ioDrive 160GB card. Note that sequential and 4K random read/write throughput of the Intel SSD 910 is approaching theoretical max performance numbers for the product and it crushes the Fusion-io drive. However, when it comes to access latency with very small file transfers the Intel SSD 910 trails by a factor of 5. Keep this in mind as we look at other benchmark data in the pages that follow.