Testing Procedures & Software
With the drive installed and formatted we have 1.81 TB of usable space.
Opening up CrystalDiskMark we can see that the drive is using NVMe Express 1.3.
Sabrent has developed their own SSD toolbox software. It is pretty simple but allows you to update the firmware on the drive, see all of your drive information, S.M.A.R.T. details, drive temperature, and more.
For testing the drive we will be using the following benchmarking programs, we have provided links to each so you can run the benchmarks on your drive for comparison.
Sisoftware Sandra Physical Disks Benchmark (download)
ATTO Disk Benchmark (download)
CrystalDiskMark 64bit (download)
AS SSD Benchmark (download)
Anvil Storage Utility Professional (download)
AIDA64 Storage Benchmark (download)
We also made these optimization changes…
– No power saving options in the BIOS
– ACHI enabled in the BIOS
– Windows 10 User Account Control (UAC) is disabled
– Windows 10 power saving settings are disabled
So let’s get into testing!