Benchmarking Enterprise SSDs

When properly structured, benchmark tests enable IT professionals to compare solid-state drives (SSDs) under test with conventional hard disk drives (HDDs) and other SSDs. To be truly useful, SSD benchmarks should show the performance of the SSD under the kinds of heavy workloads that are typically encountered in enterprise applications.In addition, the benchmark should evaluate performance not only under optimum conditions, but over the entire life of the drive. Some SSD benchmark scores that appear very fast can be misleading because they do not reflect long-term performance.