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 Samsung SSD 830 Series drive's performance doesn't change with compressible or incompressible data, as it does with the SandForce-based drives. As we've seen in a few other tests, the 830 Series drive's Read performance is among the best in this test. Its Write performance is also the best with incompressible data, but it falls behind the SandForce-based drives with highly compressible data.