CrystalDiskMark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using versions 6.0. and 8.0.
The Corsair MP600 PRO seemed to struggle with the 4K QD32 T1 test in CrystalDiskMark 6. Having said that we could confirm the official Sequential performance figures for the drive of 7,000MB/s and 6,550MB/s for reads and writes respectively with the benchmark with a best-read figure of 7,458MB/s and 6,786MB/s for writes.
Comparing the two CrystalDiskMark result screens shows that the E18 controller that the MP600 PRO uses is much more efficient when reading compressible Sequential and 4K data at certain queue depths.
Once again we could confirm the official Sequential performance figures using the NVMe setting included in CrystalDiskMark 8. In the Peak Performance profile, we saw random 4K performance figures of 671,645 IOPS for reads and 612,111 IOPS for writes. The tested read figure surpasses the official 660,000 IOPs but the write figure is well short of the official maximum figure of 800,000 IOPS.