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A Closer Look on Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

By Katrina Canlas & Kenny Yeo - 3 Mar 2014

Results - Iometer (Part 1)

Iometer Results (Part 1)

Lastly, we put the drives through the rigorous grind of Iometer, with different workloads and I/O queue depths. We have chosen to show results from a queue depth of 1 to 5 as this better represents the workloads a typical consumer might face.

While RAPID mode has proved thus far to be very beneficial and useful, its benefits are not readily apparent on Iometer. In some cases, there was hardly any difference in performance, and if there were, the gains were usually quite modest.