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. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.
Performance seen in Crystal DiskMark is once again pretty consistent with specifications and the low 4K random write transfer speed of 78MB/s is decent as well, although we would like to have seen it a bit higher.
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 SSD gives us our first look at drive IOPS and, once again, they come in higher than listed. A spec that we did not list was that of disk access times at 0.05ms which is extremely fast and verified in this benchmark.
Speed and duration of ‘Program’ is probably the lowest we have seen in a while but SATA 3 speeds for the transfer of both ISO and Game files was unexpected, considering again that we always place the JMicron controller in the mid-tier range.
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.
Once again, we are seeing decent disk access speeds at the low 4K level which is important simply because of the number of file transfers at that size. IOPS, as well, have held up although transfer speeds have dropped a bit.
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
KINGSPEC M2B7 M.2 NGFF 128GB SSD VANTAGE PERFORMANCE
The KingSpec M2B7 reached a high Total Point Score of 64761 points with a high transfer speed of 381MB/s when testing in Window’s Media center which is a decent score considering this is a 128GB SSD. WE did have a bit of a concern with the last result (Application Loading), especially considering disk access speeds have so much bearing on this.