Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.
Crystal Disk Mark is showing us a high of 532MB/s for sequential read and 351MB/s sequential write. As you can see, the random compressed data that Crystal Disk Mark uses slows down the drive a bit. Both 4K reads and writes are decent coming in at about 35MB/s for 4k read and over 125MB/s for 4k writes.
The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.
Our AS SSD result provided a Total Score of 809. The Kingston SM2280S3 reaches a max of 502MB/s and 336MB/s for sequential read and write tests. 4K results are very good, 4K read and write reached 42.39MB/s and 111.32MB/s respectively. In the IOPS we see it reaches a max of 49,087 read IOPS and 57,511 write IOPS.
To complement this, the AS SSD Copy Bench presents us with transfer speeds for different file types. The SM2280S3 reached a high of 441.83MB/s for the ISO test.
ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL
Anvil’s Storage Utilities (ASU) are the most complete test bed available for the solid state drive today. The benchmark displays test results for, not only throughput but also, IOPS and Disk Access Times. 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 use in our benchmark testing.
In Anvil Storage Utilities the max sequential read reaches 501.10MB/s and sequential write came in at 334.97MB/s. 4K speeds are good, 33.53MB/s for read and 118.63MB/s for write.