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.
With an overclocked controller and flash bus, the SSD 730 beats the pack in bulk writes. While the DC S3500 was dinged on file copies, it appears Intel has made some strides on optimizing 20nm HET flash for this workload, as the improvement seen on the SSD 730 is far greater than even what a 50% overclock could muster.