Testing – HD Tune Pro & CrystalDiskMark
HD Tune Pro is our first test and we will be running the file benchmark. What’s great about this benchmark is that it takes the same piece of data and tests it over and over again. This means we will see the caching start working very quickly.
As you can see the drive topped out at about 900MB/s read and 750MB/s write. Next we decided to run the Random Access test.
As you can see after the first run the caching kicks in and we have a much improved performance. Going from 62 IOPS and 0.243MB/s to 12576 IOPS and 49.125MB/s on the 4K test is a nice performance increase.
CrystalDiskMark is our next test and it has a sequential read / write test as well as a 512k and 4k random read / write test. When running this test you want to set it to 0 Fill, which uses compressible data. The normal test uses incompressible data which will give you bad results, especially on SandForce drives.
As you can see the drive performed great in this test as well. The only drive that came close is OCZ’s own RevoDrive 3!