7. Anvil Pro
The ‘all inclusive’ Anvil Pro software tests transfer speeds as well as IOPS. The IOPS tests can be configurable with preset testing scenarios for read (Seq 4MB, 4K, 4K QD4, 4K QD16, 32K and 128K), write (Seq 4MB, 4K, 4K QD4, 4K QD16) and mixed IO.
We used the software with the Crucial BX300 SSD and tested the drive with 0-fill compression (RAW), 8% compression, 25% compression, 45% compression, 67% compression and finally 100 % (incompressible data).
As you see in the first chart below, the MX500 500GB SSD was very fast in the sequential 4MB read test:
The drive was fast in the 4K random read test, even in QD4 and QD16.
In the sequential 4MB write test, the MX500 500GB SSD was not the fastest in th stack, but still remains close to the top performers. The same applies to the random 4K writes.
The MX500's score in the read tests was higher than in the write tests. The drive's overall score is adequate, although not as high as the Samsung 850 EVO's in the Anvil Pro suite: