Understanding SSD Performance Project
The Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification (SSS PTS) defines a suite of tests and test methodologies necessary to enable comparative testing of individual Enterprise and Client SSD performance. The SSS PTS also recommends a hardware/software environment in which to do the testing - the Reference Test Platform.
The Understanding SSD Performance project is intended to educate users about how to use the SSS PTS to make intelligent decisions about SSD performance.
This webpage contains a summary of SSS PTS-compliant performance data from actual enterprise and client SSDs, and descriptions of the individual tests within the SSS PTS.
Members of the SNIA Solid State Storage Technical Work Group – the team that created the SSS PTS – authored a companion white paper entitled “Understanding SSD Performance Using the SNIA SSS Performance Test Specification”.
SSSI will also provide a public venue for SSD manufacturers to post SSS PTS-compliant test results for their products. SSSI intends to establish an industry-wide database of performance results, and encourages SSD manufacturers to contribute SSS PTS-compliant test results for their products.
The chart below contains a summary of selected SSS PTS-compliant performance data from two client SSDs (MLC-A & MLC-B) and two enterprise SSDs (SLC-A & SLC-B). Clicking on text links within the chart will bring up an explanation of that text. Clicking on a SSD name in the top row of the chart will bring up a more detailed summary of the performance data for that drive. Clicking on a SSD name in the SSS PTS Reports row at the bottom of the chart will download the complete SSS PTS report for that drive.
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