PCPer File Copy Test
Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed. The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another partition on the same hard drive and times the copy process as well. There are four file patterns that we used to try and find any strong or weak points in the hardware: 10 files @ 1000 MB each, 100 files @ 100 MB each, 500 files @ 10 MB each and 1000 files at 1 MB each.
The beta firmware inched ahead of 1.30 in the write-focused file creation test, pushing it even further into “leave everybody in the dust” territory. Unfortunately, it fell short in our file copy test. This appears to be due to a bug already identified by OCZ and is being corrected for the next build. Remember this is one of OCZ’s first whacks at rolling their own Indilinx firmware, so there are going to be some kinks to work out.