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 reveals some good numberswith 560MB/s read and over 500MB/s write. 4K reads and writes are decent as well, reaching 34MB/s read and just over 150MB/s write. The higher QD32 results show more impressive write performance than read, but both are close to their rated specification as well.
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.
In AS SSD, the Intel 540s attained an overall score of 1070 points. Sequential speeds are good once again at 505MB/s read and 489MB/s write. 4K reads reached a bit over 31MB/s and writes were 124MB/s, which is average for a drive of this type. Furthermore, it hit 75K IOPS read and nearly 81K IOPS write. During the copy test it did well too, with a best transfer speed of 425MB/s in the ISO copy.
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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.
Finally, similar to that of the other test results, we see average performance. Overall, the Intel 540s attained 4519 points. Sequential performance is over 500MB/s for reads and 485MB/s for writes and 4K performance hasn’t varied much from the other tests either. Again, good results here.