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Kingston SSDNow KC400 512GB SSD Review

IOMeter is another open source synthetic benchmarking tool which is able to simulate the various loads placed on hard drive and solid state drive technology.

IOMeter setup

We test with both random read and write 4k tests, as shown above. There are many ways to measure the IOPS performance of a Solid State Drive, so our results will sometimes differ from manufacturer’s quoted ratings. We do test all drives in exactly the same way, so the results are directly comparable.
IOMeter comp
IOMeter-Random-Read  IOMeter-Random-Write

The up to 86,000 IOPS random 4K read performance figures that Kingston quote for the drive seem a little conservative when you consider that the test drive produced a figure of 99,660 IOPS. But the writes were pretty much spot on with the quoted up to 88,000 IOPS figure, at 87,127 IOPS.

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