OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Performance Preview

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Custom File Transfer Tests

Our next series of tests are what you might call more "crude measurements" in that we simply fired up our trusty stop-watch and clocked 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 ioXtreme card as our source drive in the following tests, to read files from or copy files to, for our read and write measurements. 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 as much of a limiting factor in any given test condition.

Bulk File Transfer Tests - Read/Write Performance
Custom File Transfers Measured

As it demonstrated in our previous synthetic benchmarks, the Z-Drive R4 has a ton of bandwidth for large sequential transfers.  In these two test conditions, the Z-Drive R4 was able to edge out the next fastest SSD, OCZ's own RevoDrive 3 X2, in write performance but only matched it in read performance.

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