Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0.1 x64.
4k performance with Crystalmark isn’t that impressive when compared against the leading Sandforce 2281 powered drives, however sequential incompressible based read and write throughput is exceptionally good at 478 MB/s and 387 MB/s respectively. This clearly highlights the strengths of the Indilinx Everest controller.
As we do with all our SSD reviews, we enabled ‘compressible’ data mode, called ’0×00′. The Indilinx Everest controller delivers almost equal performance in both modes, which is something we can’t often say about a Sandforce based drive.
Above, some included compares from other leading solid state drives which we have reviewed in recent months.