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Microsoft Word: Typing

SSD Performance In The Office: Nine Applications Benchmarked

Overall Statistics
Microsoft Word: Typing
Elapsed Time
Read Operations
Write Operations
Data Read
173.24 MB
Data Written
43.30 MB
Disk Busy Time
2.63 s
Average Data Rate
82.47 MB/s

It should come as no surprise that there's very little I/O involved in simple tasks like typing. Most of the activity represented in this trace occurs when we open Microsoft Word and save our document. Actually, the latter is far more storage-intensive than you might think. We spent about 18 minutes to transcribe three pages worth of text from a CNN article. The end result was a Word document only 16 KB in size. However, the act of saving actually involves reading more than 100 MB and writing 20 MB.

I/O Trends:

  • 85% of all operations occur at a queue depth of one
  • 60% of all data transferred is random
  • 77% of all operations are random
  • 40% of all operations are 32 KB in transfer size
  • 24% of all operations are 4 KB in transfer size
  • 11% of all operations are 16 KB in transfer size

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