Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of raw (0/1 Fill/compressible) or random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. When testing SSDs such as the OCZ Octane where there is no compression utilized in storage, test results for both compressible and incompressible data are strikingly similar.
Crystal DiskMark results typically fall short of our ATTO testing, however, the high sequential write result of 363MB/s. This is superior to what we see in most drives which shows that the Octane does have better performance than most when transferring incompressible data as would normally be seen in music, photographs and video.
Up until recently, AS SSD was the only benchmark created specifically for SSD testing and it tests in the worst case scenario for the most part with incompressible data.
AS SSD reflects much the same of what we have seen and adds another element to the mix which is the disk access time. The AS SSD result of 0.06ms is one of the lowest access times we have seen to date.
ANVIL STORAGE UTILITIES PROFESSIONAL
You may not see this for long (and its 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 utilize in our benchmark testing. Lets see how the OCZ Octane SATA 3 512GB SSD fares on Anvil Pro: