Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of raw (0/1 Fill/compressible) or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. When testing SSDs such as the OCZ Octane where there is no compression utilized in storage, test results for both compressible and incompressible data are strikingly similar. The Runcore T50 SSD is on the left with the Toshiba on the right.As we can see, there is a significant difference between the Runcore T50 SATA 3 ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD and that of Toshibas SATA 2 SSD. We were actually quite shocked at the sub-par performance of the Toshiba which is why we elected to test it in the Z830 and then subsequently on our test bench.
Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it tests in the ‘worst case scenario’ for the most part with incompressible data.
ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL
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.
RUNCORE T50 SSD
Once again, it is safe to remind all that the average user will never see any difference between the Toshiba SSD and any other but they are going to see a significant difference in their move up from a hard drive. Here are a few pictures of the original packaging as received and our first look.