Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0.1 x64.
Both drives are closely matched with incompressible data, although the Pyro 240GB SE slightly edges overall performance.
The drives slot in right at the top of the chart, close in performance with the OCZ Vertex 3 and Vertex 3 MAX IOPS drives.
When we enable the alternative ‘compressible’ setting called ‘0×00 fill’, the performance results increase dramatically, especially write performance.
Above, some compares with other leading Solid State Drives released this year. You will notice the Patriot Pyro 120GB drive in the images, 4K QD32 read performance is significantly lower than the new Pyro 240GB SE model.