SSD Performance In The Office: Nine Applications Benchmarked

Microsoft Outlook: Email

Overall Statistics
Microsoft Outlook: Downloading Emails
Elapsed Time
Read Operations
Write Operations
Data Read
1.83 MB
Data Written
9.16 MB
Disk Busy Time
0.09 s
Average Data Rate
128.19 MB/s

Email is a part of our daily routine; it's hard to imagine going a day without Internet access. Our trace consists of leaving a workstation idle and letting Microsoft Outlook automatically download five emails. Overall, that's not a very storage-intensive task. Even though the majority of the operations are random in nature, they're only queued one deep, so an SSD contributes a negligible performance benefit.

I/O Trends:

  • 86% of all operations occur at a queue depth of one
  • 92% of all operations are random
  • 96% of all data transferred is random
  • 44% of all operations are 4 KB in transfer size
  • 28% of all operations are 32 KB in transfer size