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.
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.