ADATA DashDrive Durable HD650 500GB Review (Page 5 of 8)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

The ADATA DashDrive Durable HD650 500GB has performed well so far in our tests, and now we move to our Crystal Disk Mark sequential read and write results. As you can see from the graph, the results are as we expect from the HD650. Of course, shifting to the next graph, we can see the difficulty of the 512K write tests, and its ability to destroy every USB 3.0 flash drive, with the exception of the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB. Unfortunately it is the same for the portable hard drives, as all of them see quite a drop in both write and read performance numbers. Moving to the 4K and 4K QD32 domain, which tests for input/output operations per second (Commonly referred to as IOPS), the DashDrive Durable HD650 is ranked where we expect it to be, which is near the bottom. Traditionally USB flash drives have been weak in this area, but our more recent Kingston flash drives like the DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB and the aforementioned Locker+ G3 are proving otherwise. Once again for most of the tests, the HD650 is slightly better than the past ADATA portable hard drive, which is good to see no matter how small the improvement. The Silicon Power Armor A30 1TB is also faster in practically all the tests, for both read and write, and continues its very small lead in speed.

Page Index
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Conclusion