SSD Toolbox & Testing Procedures
Silicon Power does offer SSD Toolbox software, which can easily be downloaded from their website. It is pretty basic and gives you the ability to see information on the drive, drive health, wear out count, and run a diagnostics scan.
With the drive installed and formatted we have 1.81TB of usable space.
Opening up CrystalDiskMark we can see that the drive is using NVMe Express 1.3 and supports TRIM.
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!