Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of highly compressible data (oFill/1Fill), or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible.
Once again, very good high sequential data transfer is seen and, as well, the low 4K random write performance result of 80MB/s is encouraging as well.
Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it uses incompressible data. AS SSD, for the most part, gives us the ‘worst case scenario’ in SSD transfer speeds because of its use of incompressible data and many enthusiasts like to AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.
As with all Samsung SSDs, the performance remains stable through even the toughest of benchmarks. The low 4K-64Thrd read IOPS of 104593 were actually higher than that received when testing our new 512GB sample. As well, the .ISO transfer speed of over 600MB/s in this Copy bench below is also one of the best received yet:
You may not see this for long (and it’s 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 use in our benchmark testing.
Anvil Storage utilities results are a bit lower than expected but the benchmark does give us an ideal look at disk access times, as well as ultrabook specifications in the lower left panel. We wanted to see if we could duplicate the high IOPS we had seen earlier and did some custom IOPS testing:
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 application
SONY VAIO PRO 13 PCMARK VANTAGE RESULTS
The Sony VAIO Pro 13 hit a Vantage Total Point high of 118574 with a high transfer speed of 786MB/s when testing in Windows Media Center. This result was only 479 points short of the XP941 512GB test with a brand new SSD and a great indication of what this ultrabook is capable of.