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 shows us strong performance as well. The HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD peaks out at 1,342MB/s read and 1,010MB/s write during sequential operation. In terms of 4K QD1 performance it reaches 44MB/s read and 125MB/s write.
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.
During AS SSD it reached a score of 1535, a much higher result than any SATA SSD that we have benched. Sequential speeds hit 1324MB/s for reads and 937MB/s write while 4K speeds reach 40MB/s for read and 107MB/s for write. Furthermore, the drive reached 119,375 read IOPS and 96,447 write IOPS. Access times are for read and write are .031ms and .049ms respectfully.
To complement this, the AS SSD Copy Bench presents us with transfer speeds for different file types. It reached a high of 962MB/s for the ISO test. For its lowest value, it reached 404MB/s on the program 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 it achieved a total score of 6,933, which very good, the best score we have seen out of a consumer SSD actually. The max sequential read reaches 1311MB/s and sequential write comes in at 819MB/s. 4K speeds prove similar to the other benchmarks, 41MB/s for read and 114MB/s for write.
Iometer is an I/O subsystem measurement and characterization tool for single and clustered systems. It was originally developed by the Intel Corporation however, they discontinued work on the program. In 2003 it was re-launched by an international group of individuals who are now continuously improving, porting and extend the product that is now widely used within the industry.
In Iometer we ran a 4KB random workload at QD1 and QD32 for 30 seconds, these are the results. We were able to achieve an average of nearly 158K IOPS read and over 121K IOPS write. This is even better than what the rated specs list, thus we have to say that the HyperX Predator M.2 PCIe SSD has done a very good job here.