OCZ Vertex 2 SSD Review
IoMeter is new to the OC3D testing suite and so we haven't got any previous results to compare against yet. However it is a more accurate test of the drives ability to handle read and write requests. Naturally interpreting this data will become easier as we have more and more experience and data sets.
As you can see from the 4KB data test, much smaller than the 128KB test on the previous page, the drive still takes a hit when utilising such a small size to write.
Next we have a sequential write test using a 2MB data size and our results are much more like we'd expect, getting close to 220MB/s. Given that we have a much larger amount of data to push around the IOps is obviously much lower than we saw above. It's easier to send 4K lots of times in a second than it is to send a 2MB chunk.
The sequential read test using the same 2MB chunk actually dips below the 200MB/s mark. The IOps once again drops due to needing to hang around waiting for the Vertex 2 to finish what it's doing before sending the next packet along.
This is definitely a test we'll be returning to in the future, but for now the OCZ Vertex 2 has set the bar.