You may not see this for long (and its definitely not common) but you get a freebee simply for reading! Over the last little while, we have been assisting with beta testing new benchmark software called Anvil Storage Utilities which is an absolutely amazing SSD benchmarking utility. Not only does it have a preset SSD benchmark, but also, it has included such things as endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are very simple to understand and utilize in our benchmark testing.
A high Total Score of 4237 points, accompanied by 87,571 IOPS performance at 4K QD 16 definitely highlights this SSD.
The SSD Review uses benchmark software called PCMark Vantage x64 HDD Suite to create testing scenarios that might be used in the typical user experience. There are eight tests in all and the tests performed record the speed of data movement in MB/s to which they are then given a numerical score after all of the tests are complete. The simulations are as follows:
- Windows Defender In Use
- Streaming Data from storage in games such as Alan Wake which allows for massive worlds and riveting non-stop action
- Importing digital photos into Windows Photo Gallery
- Starting the Vista Operating System
- Home Video editing with Movie Maker which can be very time consuming
- Media Center which can handle video recording, time shifting and streaming from Windows media center to an extender such as XBox
- Cataloging a music library
- Starting applications
KingFast F3 PLUS PCMARK VANTAGE TOTAL POINT SCORE
The F3 pulled through Vantage HDD Suite Testing with a Total Point score of 66268, this definitely being less than we had expected. If I was a betting man I would have lost because we were set for a new top SSD ranking. Granted this is a great score and the high transfer speed of 421MB/s was reached in Media Player testing, but we believed this was going to be a much higher result.
This chart represents the KingFast F3 Plus placement amongst other similar SSDs, keeping in mind that this chart represents the PCMark Vantage Total Point Score only. If we were to create similar for Crystal Diskmark 4k random write performance or AS SSD Copy Bench results, the F3 would be at the top of the bunch.