Random Access Performance
Our first batch of synthetic tests looks at 4K random IO. We test the drive at various queue depths ranging from 1–128. Besides random read and random write, we also test a mixed workload that randomly issues a read or write access request with equal probability.
To provide some context, the charts below compare these results with other drives. We report a combined and weighted score that should cover real-life consumer workloads very well. Accordingly, the weighting factors were chosen to represent these mostly low queue depth loads.
Next, we test sequential throughput with a large block size of 512 KB. As before, a third data point is provided for a mixed workload that randomly issues a read or write access request with equal probability.
Using the same weighted scheme as for random IO, the charts below provide comparison data against other drives in the test group.