CrystalDiskMark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using v6.0 and v8.0
The Acer FA100 handles the CrystalDiskMark QD32 T1 test pretty well, its 551.8MB/s read score backed by a 480.6MB/s write result sees it just slip into the top 10 Gen3 drives we’ve tested.
The official Sequential read/write performance figures for the FA100 are up to 3,300MB/s and 2,700MB/s for reads and writes respectively. As you can see from the benchmark result screens we couldn’t quite get to those maximums.
CrystalDiskMark 8 Peak Performance Profile.
Using the more advanced CrystalDiskMark 8 in its default setting as well as the Peak Performance and Real World profiles saw the Sequential test results fall just shy of the official maximum figures of 3,300MB/s for reads and 2,700MB/s for writes. The best read result we saw was 3,224MB/s while 2,654MB/s was the best write result.
However with the 4K random results from testing the drive using the Peak Performance profile we could confirm the official 4K figures of up to 325,000 IOPS for reads and up to 293,000 IOPS for writes. The best test figures we got were 327,400.63 IOPS for reads and 294,274.90 IOPS for writes.