Crucial BX100 500GB Review (Page 5 of 10)

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

Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is in the spotlight. Just a bit of background information; higher capacity drives tend to perform a little better in these tests. The ability of a controller and flash memory to deliver high IOPS will provide huge benefits to the score as well. As you can see in our charts above, compared against other drives in the category; namely, the OCZ ARC 100 240GB, Patriot Blaze 240GB, Crucial MX100 256GB, Silicon Power Slim S80 240GB, and SanDisk Ultra II 240GB, the Crucial BX100 500GB scored about mid-pack on average. In the Read category, it delivered the highest sequential speed among the six, but fell to second last in 512K. It held the middle for both the 4K and 4K QD32 tests. In the Write category, again, it scored neither the best nor the worst for almost every test except the last, where it came in just behind the others. Overall, there is no clear winner in any of the categories, and the value oriented Crucial BX100 500GB delivered performance quite in line with the competition. I will let you check out our massive comparison graphs above.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, 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. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion