SSD Performance File Copy Tests
In this round of benchmarks, we start off with our real-world file copy tests. Currently, certain controllers benefit from compressed files, while others don't. Certain storage units hate small files, others work well with them. So it only makes sense to do some manual tests on that.
The most basic and simple test anyone can perform. We drop a 100 GB compressed file onto the SSD. That write number will fluctuate a bit here and there during the writing process. Let's have a peek:
You can see as long as the buffer(s) can keep up, ~2.0 GB/sec sustained writes. There is no consistent TCL write hole, but the fact that full writes are fluctuating is indicative of that.
Copying the 100 GB file towards an MP600 is averaging out at 1 to 2 GB/sec. So yeah, that's nothing to be ashamed about really. As you can see, the Corsair driver exhibits more problems with the TLC writes, still these speeds though ...