Micron RealSSD P320h PCI Express SSD Review

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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, measured in both bandwidth as well as IOPs.

AS SSD Compression Benchmark
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Micron P320h 700GB SSD Results

Intel 800GB SSD 910 AS SSD Benchmark Results

Fusion-io ioDrive 160GB AS SSD Benchmark Results

With this test we had fewer reference datapoints to compare for this review.  So we picked a couple of the stiffest all around competitors we could find, Fusion-io's ioDrive 160GB card and Intel's SSD 910.  Here again we see the P320h fall a bit short of its max read performance number, but it still outpaces Intel and Fusion-io, with exception of Sequential Reads, where Intel sneaks past.  Note the P320h's strong read performance at high queue-depths, as exhibited in the 4K-64thrd test which shows 4K transfers at a IO queue depth of 64.

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