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. 

While file copies are nearly identical, we noted an increase in file creation times on this newer Vertex 460. Throughout these benches we're going to see results higher *and* lower than the Vertex 450. Even though they share the same controller, switching flash memory types makes noticeable changes in the dynamic performance of a given SSD.

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