Crystal Disk Benchmark is visually straightforward, and is used for measuring the speeds at which your storage device reads and writes in both compressible (oFill/1Fill) and random, mostly incompressible, data. Random data is more consistent with everyday use of a computer, such as transferring videos, pictures and music. We run the benchmark twice, using oFill data first, and then proceeding to test with random data. Since results typically return with nearly identical scores, we only include the results for random data samples.
Things are a bit different in this test with write performance actually exceeding the 250GB/s specifications. Low 4K write performance is the tell-tale of USB flash drives and continues to have very low throughput.
AS SSD Benchmark uses incompressible data in their testing of SSDs, essentially providing results that would be consistent with using the heaviest workload, thus lower speeds are expected.
Once again, benchmark results exceed that of specifications, this time for both read and write performance. We cut this benchmark short as we don’t ever wait 26 minutes for a single 4K test to complete.
Anvil Storage Utilities is essentially an all-in-one tool for all of your SSD benchmarking needs. Anvil can be used for basic consumer testing, as well as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests. It displays data regarding the SSD, and even about your system.
Typically, ASU performance is lower than that of the other benchmarks, but in this instance, it is right up there with AS SSD which is an excellent sign of strong SSD performance.
The Kingson HyperX Savage USB 3.1 flash drive may not be the fastest kid on the block but it does keep up with technology, is very well constructed and attractive, has a great price and comes with that seldom seen 5 year warranty. The drive consistently exceeds manufacturers specifications and the only negative we can find is a bit obvious as we can’t seem to find that darn lid!