Results: Enterprise Workload Performance
Our next set of tests simulate different enterprise-oriented workloads, including database, file server, Web server, and workstation configurations.
The database workload (also categorized as transaction processing) involves purely random I/O. Its profile consists of 67% reads and 33% writes using 8 KB transfers.
Considering our 4 KB results on the previous page, it should come as no surprise that the SSD DC S3700 outpaces Micron's P400m at all queue depths.
The file server workload, which consists of 80% random reads of varying transfer sizes, does offer more of a surprise. The P400m not only holds its own at higher queue depths, but it actually performs better than Intel's drive at lower queue depths.
The Web server (100% read, varying transfer size) and workstation (80% reads, 80% random) workloads put Intel's SSD DC S3700 back in the lead. While the P400m comes within 2,000 IOPS on the Web server workload, it trails by a more notable margin when we subject it to the workstation test.