17 PCI-Express SSDs round-up: the fastest SSDs

NVMe tested in many different flavours


Iometer: Fileserver / Databaseserver simulation

Even though we are testing consumer SSDs, for completeness' sake we also ran the file server and database server simulation workloads, in order to obtain a comprehensive impression of the drives' performance. The chart below shows the results for queue depth 32. Please refer to the test procedure page for a description of these tests.

Aside from the Samsung SSDs, the Intel 750s also perform well in the fileserver test. When running databases, the South-Korean SSDs remain the undisputed kings. 

Fileserver workload

The Fileserver workload consists of 80% read- and 20% write commands.

Database workload

The database workload consists of 67% read- and 33% write commands with a base blocksize of 8 KB.

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