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.
The AS-SSD Compression benchmark reports competitive read speeds across the board for the OCZ Octane. In the write tests, the Octane offered the second best speeds with incompressible data, but the SandForce-based drives are able to catch up with highly compressible data.