Lastly, we put the drives through the rigorous grind of Iometer, with different workloads and I/O queue depths. We have chosen to show results from a queue depth of 1 to 5 as this better represents the workloads a typical consumer might face.
Looking at the graphs, the Samsung SSD 960 Pro was clearly the best performer overall, though it must be said that the OCZ RD400 came close to matching it on the Streaming Reads and Writes workloads. The Plextor M8Pe’s performance on the Streaming Reads and Writes was disappointing, but it was a match for the OCZ RD400 on the more intensive File and Web Server workloads. Finally, we can see that the ADATA XPG SX8000 was the poorest performing drive.