Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0.1 x64.
The overall performance of the drive is very impressive, especially sequential read performance, which scores very close to 520 Mb/s. Write performance is 405.7 Mb/s, again an extremely strong result, although lagging behind the faster Sandforce 2281 powered drives.
When we enable the alternative ‘compressible’ setting called ‘0x00 fill’ the performance holds close to the previous result, although we noticed an increase in 512k write performance, gaining around 30 Mb/s.
Above, some compares with other leading manufacturer drives released this year. The results are favourable all round, although the Sandforce 2281 powered drives have definitely the performance edge in several areas.