Runcore ProV Max 240GB 6Gbps SSD Review – The Gold SSD Earns The Gold Seal Once Again


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. Many new SandForce Driven SSD owners who cant wait to test the performance of their SSD often grab this program and run a quick test, not realizing that they are testing with incompressible data rather than compressible data used in testing by manufacturers.  We have provided compressible (oFill) results on the left with incompressible (random data) results on the right.

blankThese results are typical of a ‘SandForce Driven’ SSD with great low 4k random write results of 88MB/s.  It is also great to see high sequential write scores of over 300MB/s when benchmarking a SandForce SSD with with random, or highly incompressible data, as the test on the right displays.


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 while using SandForce Driven SSDs as they use compression in storage as discussed earlier.  Many enthusiasts like to benchmark with AS SSD for their needs.

blankblankAS SSD results are as expected and confirm much of what we saw in the right Crystal DiskMark test. The disk access time of 0.138ms isn’t bad and the IOPS results on the right are a bit low as is normal with this benchmark but their score of 744 is good.

blankThe AS SSD Copy Bench is one of the more ‘reality based’ tests found and simply creates three files, an ISO, program and game, and moves them from one part of the SSD to another.  The resulting display shows the maximum transfer speeds of each copy operation along with time to move the files.  This is  very strong result, especially the first transfer which completed in just under three seconds with a transfer speed of 427MB/s.


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.

blankOur Anvil benchmarks did well especially when we saw a high of 81,000 IOPS, a result well above Runcores listed specifications. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to be rather conservative in their specs which we have seen here with both transfer speeds and IOPS.

In addition, Anvil brought forth some lightning fast disk access times and confirms transfer speeds that we saw earlier with both ATTO and Crystal DiskMark in oFill mode.


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    omg dont buy runcore its the worst company of SSD SLC in the world, dont honor delivery, dont honor controller Inside the disk, they move price every day.
    Trust me dotn buy, you will have many problems with them.

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    Forget RunCore SSD is really a bad quality for the expensive price.
    All is based on the bad test.Its lie. They don’t want honor warranty.

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