Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0.1 x64.
4K QD32 performance is quite good from both drives, hitting a mid pack position in our table.
This is the default test, which presents each drive with incompressible data.
The sequential results above indicate that the Toshiba 3Xnm NAND Flash is a significantly better performer in the 120GB Chronos Deluxe 120GB, when compared against the Intel memory in the plain Chronos 240GB. This goes some way in explaining the huge price differences between both drives.
When we enable the compressible data mode, otherwise known as ‘0x00’ we can see the huge differences in performance for both products, particularly the 240GB Chronos drive.
Above, some included compares from other leading solid state drives which we have reviewed in recent months.