If you are a regular of The SSD Review, you may have noticed a new set of benchmarks in our past few reviews as we were politely asked to do a bit of beta testing. The software is called Anvil Storage Utilities and we think this report (and introduction) is going to grab the interest of consumers, enthusiasts, reviewers as well as manufacturers alike. Oh did I mention... FREE Beta Download!
Anvil Pro, as it has come to be known, is an 'all inclusive' storage utility that is definitely going to strike gold in the storage community. Its ability to test transfer speeds as well as IOPS is as impressive as are the controls that let the user tweak and adjust to find just the right mix in their testing medium. Never before have we had a single benchmark that tests transfer speeds as well as IOPS, the IOPS tests being fully configurable with preset testing scenarios for read, write and mixed IO. For the manufacturer, a simple 0Fill test will display the common RAW data tests shown in specifications whereas, for the hard core enthusiast, we can slide the bar over all the way and see how the SSD reacts to completely incompressible data samples.