Launching F1 2011
Even though our F1 2011 installation only monopolizes 12 GiB, launching the game is more storage-intensive than Battlefield 3. Our Vertex 3 has to read about 600 MB to get from the launch button to selecting a Grand Prix race.
|Overall Statistics||F1 2011: Launching|
|Read Operations||8 686|
|Data Read||592.30 MB|
|Data Written||3.28 MB|
|Disk Busy Time||1.82 s|
|Average Data Rate||326.91 MB/s|
Most transfers are 128 KB in size, which makes sense considering that a majority of accesses are sequential. Only 21% of the process is random. This reflects the structure of the Steam-based F1 2011 installation. There aren't many files of varying sizes strewn across the drive. Instead, all of the game data is localized to a few large files. However, SSDs excel at speeding up random accesses. As a result, you don’t have queue depths stacking up like you would see on a hard drive.
- 62% of all operations occur at a queue depth of one
- 36% of all operations occur between queue depths of two and four
- 79% of all operations are sequential
- 5% of all operations are 4 KB in transfer size
- 10% of all operations are 8 KB in transfer size
- 80% of all operations are 128 KB in transfer size
Good read. Thanks for being so thorough.
I'm a little confused why you would want to see that comparison. We established there was no diff between a slow HDD and a fast SSD. And you expect a difference between a fast HDD and fast SSD?
He probably want to see that comparison on the "Hard Drive Performance Comparison" page, where is a big difference between SSD and HDD performance (the HDD up to 477% slower)