IO meter, results vary per website since everybody configures this test differently. We brought the ancient application back in rotation as it remains to be the best application to really stress the random IO performance amongst others of storage devices.
Iometer is a workload creator, it will literally perform massive I/O operations in order to stress the system. To measure random I/O response time as well as total I/O's per second, Iometer is set to use 4KB file size chunks and will completely trash the SSD with random 4KB files, massively stressing the random IO.
We apply our own 4KB Random IO read and write stress test, leave it running for 1 minute and then note down the average IOPS score in operations per second.
Above write performance - Now with Random IO 4KB WRITE performance the ball changes completely... this is EXACTLY where the SandForce controllers kick massive ass.
Above read performance - that's really good performance right there. Although the CPU usage was high during this test.
AS SSD Benchmark
Newly added to the benchmark suite is this nice little German application called AS SSD Benchmark. This test gives a extensive result set. The test is popular, but probably not the best one out there, TBH.
Nothing to compare to just yet, but we did ran some other tests with other SSDs and performance is up-to speed alright.
OCZ IBIS SSD review OCZ however introduced a new product line that is set to move and shake the ground a little more. The OCZ IBIS is a 3.5" Solid State Disk that is available in several volume sizes: 100, 160, 240, 360, 480, 720 and even a 960GB are available. The OCZ IBIS as tested today will pass 700 MB/sec in both read and write performance. It is so fast that it is nearly sickening.