Page 1:Meet The Vector 150, OCZ's New Flagship SSD
Page 2:Test Setup and Benchmarks
Page 3:Results: 128 KB Sequential Performance
Page 4:Results: 4 KB Random Performance
Page 5:Results: The Vector 150's Performance Quirks
Page 6:Results: The Vector 150's Performance Quirks, Continued
Page 7:Results: Tom's Hardware Storage Bench
Page 8:Results: Tom's Hardware Storage Bench, Continued
Page 9:Results: PCMark 7 And PCMark Vantage
Page 10:Results: File Copy Performance
Page 11:Results: Power Consumption
Page 12:We Love Performance, But Also Want More Value
Results: File Copy Performance
Microsoft's Robocopy, a CLI directory replication command, gradually replaced the older xcopy. It's multi-threaded, has a ton of options, and generally outperforms vanilla Windows copy operations. Best of all, it's built right in to Redmond's operating system. Especially useful for network copy operations and backups, Robocopy doesn't stop to ask you one hundred questions while it copies over your music collection, either.
The reality of benchmarking file copy performance is that you need something fast to move data from and fast hardware to move it to. This is most important with SSDs. It doesn't matter if your drive can write sequentially at 500 MB/s if the source files are hosted on a USB 2.0-attached external hard drive. We're copying our test files from an Intel SSD DC S3700 to the drives in the chart below, taking source speed out of the equation (mostly). Moving to faster storage would increase the faster test disks' ultimate file copy performance. It begs the question though -- what is the point? Most users copying data from one source to another (in this case, a SSD) won't have the benefit of copying from a SSD RAID array or PCIe-based solid state storage, so relying on just one SSD as the source gives us the best case average.
There are 9065 files comprising the 16.2 GB payload. Some of the files are huge (up to 2 GB), while others are best described as tiny. On average, that's around 1.8 MB per file. The files are a mix of music, program, pictures, and random file types.
It's fair to say that this chart would look much different if we were copying from a hard drive to a SSD. Even if the disk drive's sequential throughput wasn't a bottleneck, it'd still choke on the smaller files.
As we saw in Vantage, the now-available Vector 150 beats its predecessor. Don't break out the confetti yet though; the way we perform our file copy test typically compresses the faster drives. Why? Simple. We're copying from one SSD to another. If we wanted to know in absolute terms how snappy the file copy operation is, we'd want to copy from something faster than a single SSD. Nevertheless, the Vertex 150 still scores a win over its predecessors.
- Meet The Vector 150, OCZ's New Flagship SSD
- Test Setup and Benchmarks
- Results: 128 KB Sequential Performance
- Results: 4 KB Random Performance
- Results: The Vector 150's Performance Quirks
- Results: The Vector 150's Performance Quirks, Continued
- Results: Tom's Hardware Storage Bench
- Results: Tom's Hardware Storage Bench, Continued
- Results: PCMark 7 And PCMark Vantage
- Results: File Copy Performance
- Results: Power Consumption
- We Love Performance, But Also Want More Value