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.
There's not much to see here. All of the drives offered consistent performance regardless of the compressibility of data. In terms of total bandwidth, the Micron M500DC series drives were competitive, but they trailed the Intel drives by a few MB/s.