System Overview & Testing Procedures
Once you have your drive installed and formatted you have 476 GB of usable space.
Opening up CrystalDiskInfo we can see all of the information about the drive. You can see the drive supports the NVM Express 1.0 / 1.1 standard.
To give you full control over your SSD, OCZ offers their SSD Ultility Software, which is one of the best out there. On the main page it shows you information on your drive, what interface it is running on, if it has up to date drivers and firmware, as well as its health.
Moving over to the turner tab we have a benchmark. I decided to run it and see what we came up with.
Finally on the maintenance tab you can update the firmware. This makes maintaining your drive easy and care free.
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.
HDTune Pro (download)
ATTO Disk Benchmark (download)
CrystalDiskMark 64bit (download)
AS SSD Benchmark (download)
Anvil Storage Utility Professional (download)
PCMark 8 – Storage Benchmark (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!