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Web-Server, File-Server Patterns

The drives are tested under loads typical of servers. The names of the patterns are self-explanatory. The results are presented as performance ratings which are calculated as the average speed of the drive at every load.

The Force wins this read-only load thanks to the performance growth at long queue depths. It would be just perfect if it had a smooth graph, indicating a lack of firmware flaws. The Nova is again somewhat slower than its cousins with the same controller but also faster than the Performance series. The Reactor is the slowest again.

This pattern introduces some write requests but the Force is still unrivalled. This SSD can scale its performance up depending on the request queue both at reading and at writing. The Nova improves its standing, now being ahead of the small-capacity Extreme series models although behind the large-capacity ones.

The rest of the SSDs slow down at long queue depths. The Reactor is faster than the P256 which in its turn is ahead of the P128. We wouldn’t recommend using these SSDs for applications that involve a lot of writing.

 
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