File Transfer Tests - General Performance
Our final 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 ioDrive card as our source drive in some of the following tests, to read files from or copy files to, for our read and write measurements of all reference products and the OCZ IBIS drive. 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 the limiting factor in a given test condition.
Here the IBIS drive offers a sizable performance gain over a standard SSD and actually bests the ioXtreme drive in write performance. Though its lead is only about a 1.4 second advantage, that equates to about a 22% gain.
Here the IBIS drive shows a more modest edge in write performance over the ioXtreme, but over a 2X advantage over a single high-end SATA SSD. Read performance of the IBIS drive is about on par with the ioXtreme PCI Express card, according to our simple custom file transfer test here. Also, note that for the large sequential reads seen in this test and the test charted above, a single SSD offers similar performance.