AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer

The Destroyer has been an essential part of our SSD test suite for nearly two years now. It was crafted to provide a benchmark for very IO intensive workloads, which is where you most often notice the difference between drives. It's not necessarily the most relevant test to an average user, but for anyone with a heavier IO workload The Destroyer should do a good job at characterizing performance. For full details of this test, please refer to this article.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Data Rate)

Despite the lack of IO consistency, the BX100 does very well in our heaviest The Destroyer trace. It's easily faster than the MX100 and quite close to the higher-end SSDs as well in both data rate and latency.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Latency)

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Latency)

The share of high latency IOs is very reasonable too, suggesting that the consistency is fine under real-world workloads.

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Latency)

AnandTech Storage Bench - The Destroyer (Power)

And finally the power consumption where the BX100 shines in. Even though it's not the fastest drive on the market, it's by far the most power efficient and the difference to the MX100 is nearly twofold. 

Performance Consistency AnandTech Storage Bench - Heavy
Comments Locked


View All Comments

  • Kristian Vättö - Saturday, April 11, 2015 - link

    We've run some basic tests, but nothing too in-depth for the review. Testing an internal drive is a bit more complicated, but hopefully we'll be able to follow up with more thorough testing once we get the initial review out.
  • repoman27 - Saturday, April 11, 2015 - link

    Especially when it's not just internal but full on embedded. We may need to wait for an iFixit or Chipworks teardown to get a better picture of how this is implemented.
  • zodiacfml - Saturday, April 11, 2015 - link

    I'd take the Samsung with longer warranty and fat pixels... i mean, NAND. The 250GB version has more DRAM compared to the BX100 if that is any useful.

    Random read/write is what differentiates these great products.
  • zodiacfml - Saturday, April 11, 2015 - link

    Speaking of random performance, isn't the random read results swapped with the random write chart?
  • digiguy - Friday, April 10, 2015 - link

    Agree with Christian, the limitations of SATA 6GB hardly justify an SSD like the 850 pro or the Extreme pro (which I have), especially with PCIe virtually here (tough still rare in laptops). Something like this SSD (or the MX100 which I also have is perfectly adequate even for enthusiasts). I even wonder how many years the SATA interface will survive... I suspect that in 10 years SATA SSDs might well be a thing of the past... (especially in the 2.5 inches format...).
  • CaedenV - Friday, April 10, 2015 - link

    I think it depends on the use. I would imagine that SSDs are going to transition to M.2 or embedded options as the primary interface. However, I think that SATA, even SATA3, has a very long life ahead as a traditional HDD interface for bulk storage. My bet is that we will see 1-2 M.2 connectors for system drive SSDs, and continue to see 2-4 SATA connectors with RAID support for HDD installs for a very long time. They simply do not cost much, and they don't take a lot of space, so it will sort of be like how PS/2 ports keep showing up even though practically nobody uses them, or how parallel ports hung on a good 10 years after they were useful.
  • Murloc - Saturday, April 11, 2015 - link

    kb-0133s never die, and so neither does PS/2.
  • lordken - Sunday, April 12, 2015 - link

    I do use PS/2, as long as my old M$ multimedia keyboard is going to reason to buy new usb keyboard only because this one is like 10y old :)
    Also using good old mx518 (which is usb ofc)
  • Jaybus - Thursday, April 16, 2015 - link

    I don't think multiple M.2 connections will be likely. A single M.2 is great for small form factors, but it takes up too much board space.
  • Pissedoffyouth - Friday, April 10, 2015 - link

    Awesoem stuff. I have an mSata m500 and its been flawless, unlike the bad performance I've had with samsung 840's.

    Looks like this is the drive to recommend to people, I might even get myself one of the 250gb as portable drive

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now