CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Tests
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 is a file transfer and operational bandwidth benchmark tool from Crystal Dew World that offers performance transfer speed results using sequential, 512KB random, and 4KB random samples. For our test results chart below, the 4KB 32-Queue Depth read and write performance was measured using a 1000MB space. CrystalDiskMark requires that an active partition be set on the drive being tested, and all drives are formatted with NTFS on the Intel P67 chipset configured to use AHCI-mode. Benchmark Reviews uses CrystalDiskMark to illustrate operational IOPS performance with multiple threads. In addition to our other tests, this benchmark allows us to determine operational bandwidth under heavy load.
If you have gotten used to the Samsung 840 Pro sitting on top of the charts, then the CrystalDisk Mark scores come as no surprise to you. The results speak for themselves, and once again, RAPID mode puts the 840 Pro on a Virgin Airways flight.
In the next section, we continue our testing using Iometer to measure input/output performance…