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Kingston UV500 960GB 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.

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.

Kingston quote 4K random performance for the 960GB drive as up to 79,000 IOS for reads and up to 45,000 IOPS for writes. Under our 4K test we couldn’t match that maximum read figure, our review drive giving a score of 62,646 IOPS. However when it came to random writes, the drive went passed the official figure with a score of 49,302 IOPS.

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