CrystalDiskMark is a useful benchmark to measure the theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSDs.
Currently we are using v6.0 to test NVMe drives.
In the CrystalDiskMark benchmark, the MP510 sits firmly in the middle of the pack in the 4K test at a queue depth of 1, but even here the write performance is very impressive – in fact, its score of 264MB/s is the fastest write result we have seen to date for a consumer drive. However, deepening the queue depth sees the drive climb through the chart in to second place. There’s a marked improvement in 4K read performance at lower queue depths when switching to the highly compressible data of CrystalDiskMark’s 0 fill test.