OCZ IBIS SSD review
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 11/14/2010 02:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
HD Tune Pro 4.5
HD Tune Pro is a hard disk utility and benchmarking utility for Windows. This tiny application allows you to scan your hard drives in search for errors or take a deeper look at several performance figures coming from the storage unit.
First off, a sequential file test. We fire off 64MB of data comprising out of sizes ranging from 0,5 KB to 8 MB. Check it out. As you can see once we pass 32KB file size, the OCZ IBIS kicks in hard already pushing over 200MB/sec. Maximum peak writes are roughly ~660 MB/sec and 690 MB read peaks, I mean sjeesh...
In HDTune we average out roughly 288MB/sec on sequential writes. We peak to roughly 400 MB/sec, remember that this is a hefty task and test alright.
Write performance, we know that the 34nm NAND memory is slightly slower overall. Once we start to measure write performance we see figures reach a continued write performance averaging out at an average of 264 MB/sec with peaks to 356 MB/sec.
HD Tune Pro allows random access read and write testing, a feature not available in other software tools. Check out the 1MB performance topping 656 MB/sec. As comparison, a blazingly fast OCZ Vertex 2 SSD would push 260 MB/sec here.
Overall very nice write IOPS performance as well. We get 37MB/sec on 4KB files returned which is quite okay. Once we go larger in file-size and look at 1 MB performance, things pick up quickly again as we start to peak to almost 600 MB/sec.
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.