Patriot Pyro SATA III Solid State Drive Review
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.
This AS-SSD test demonstrates the sharp drop-off in performance, especially in writes, when transferring incompressible data to an SSD equipped with a SandForce controller and asynchronous NAND flash memory. Again though, the drop-off is expected and the Patriot Pyro performs on par with competing offerings.