2. Crystal Diskmark x64 ver. 3.0 (oFill)
We were discussing the importance of the 4kb random writes earlier and the result of 59MB/s here is an excellent result. For a better understanding of this, one of our most popular articles, ‘The Manufacturers Bluff’, is linked and discusses the imnportance of the 4kb random performance results in comparison to the coveted high sequential reads and writes which most look at in their SSD purchase. If you are going to purchase a SSD, this is the most valuable bit of reading you can find.
3. HDTune Pro Ver. 4.60 – Benchmark
The visible difference between a SSD and a hard drive is achieved through the access time of which we have typically seen as quick as 0.1-0.2ms. Its only with our most recent evaluations that we are seeing even faster access times as seen here with 0.061ms. It is an interesting point, however, the difference could never be seen in typical user experience.
HDTune Pro Ver. 4.60 – File Benchmark
HDTune Pro Ver. 4.60 – Random Access
The random scoring is where we should be seeing the improvement with IPS as the drive is listed at max 50,000 IPS at 4k aligned. lets take a look at a drive the OWC Mercury pro which lists a lower IOPS maximum:
When we look at the two in comparison, the difference become very apparent.
HDTune Pro Ver. 4.60 – Extra Tests
Pg3 – Benchmark Evaluation