File Transfer Tests - General Performance
Our next series of tests are what you might call more "crude measurements" in that we simply fired up our trusty stop-watch and measured the time it took to complete a copy and paste command of a single large file or a bunch of large files from one storage volume in our test system to another.
** Please note that we utilized a Fusion-io ioXtreme card as our source drive in the following tests, to read files from or copy files to, for our read and write measurements. This affords us the luxury of much higher available bandwidth from the source drive or to a target drive, such that either direction would not be as much of a limiting factor in any given test condition.
Here times are tightly grouped at the top of the stack, with the LSI WarpDrive offering competitive performance just behind that of the Fusion-io card for writes but edging it out slightly in reads.
Again we see that a single large sequential read operation is not where the WarpDrive excels, but then again the field is so tight here there really aren't any standouts. However, when it comes to large sequential writes in this test, the WarpDrive once again goes toe to toe with the fastest SLC Fusion-io card we have on hand.