Although we found Anvil Storage Utilities to be inaccurate with respect to the performance of the KingSpec 1TB PCIe SSD, we wanted to display it in order to pinpoint what seems to have transpired with both AS SSD and Anvil. If you will look close, you will see that the initial read performance can be deemed acceptable, but write performance has some serious concerns, these same variances shown in AS SSD:
An accurate measure of write IOPS cannot be gained through testing with Anvil Storage Utilities.
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
KINGSPEC MC2J677M1T 1TB PCIE SSD VANTAGE RESULTS
The KingSpec PCIe SSD achieved a high Total Point Score of 69472 with a high transfer speed of 766MB/s while testing in Windows Media Center. As much as we would like to have seen a much higher Total score, this result is inline with the performance we are seeing where large file transfer does much better than small file transfer normally would. The transfer speed of 766MB/s wasn’t expected, however, it is entirely logical that this speed would have been reached in just this test.
REAL WORLD TRANSFER SPEED TESTING
For this test, we compared the KingSpec PCIe 1TB SSD to the Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD and the Seagate 600 Pro 400GB SSD. We thought this would be an effective comparison to demonstrate our point as we were not in a position to compare other similar PCIe SSDs. This test entailed simply moving a 25GB file from one place on the SSD to another and we utilized large video files, small OS files and then compressed ISO files as the sample data.
Once again, this medium is an effective mechanism to demonstrate how well the KingSpec PCIe does with large files in comparison to smaller OS type files. In both the video and ISO files testing, the Kingspec was three times faster than the Samsung and the Seagate, however, such wasn’t the case when moving OS files, files that consisted of 38086 files in 34092 folders. In observing speeds, we watched the Kingspec hit highs of 1.3GB/s when moving video files and 733MB/s while moving ISO files, yet OS files could only transfer as fast as 43MB/s. By every indication, this is a VERY strong SSD.