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About PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
This Advanced Disk Test, which is part of PerformanceTest, measures the data transfer speed when reading or writing data to one or more disks. The speed that data can be transferred between memory and a hard disk drive is one of a system's most important performance aspects. There are quite a few factors which have a bearing on this speed and the Advanced Disk Drive Test allows the user to vary most of these factors and compare the results.
The test supports any drive that can be mounted under Windows. Including IDE drives, SCSI, RAID, USB key drives, SATA, networked shared drives and external drives.
Users have the ability to test multiple drives at the same time using multiple threads, and specify:
- The size of the test file used. Larger files mean that the system cache has less of an effect on the test types, which use caching (see below).
- The size of the data block used for each read or write request. Larger blocks mean less requests and can lead to an improvement in performance.
- The choice of four access methods - C/C++ API, Win32 API cached / uncached and raw disk access.
- Sequential or random access (seeking plus reading and writing)
- Synchronous and Asynchronous access
- The split between reading and writing
The results of all completed tests may be graphed using our custom graphing components.
From: Developer's Page
PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0's Advanced Disk Test generates some superb graphs right out of the box. It also provides valuable insight in simulating real world performance applications. To make things clear to you, the first graph simulates a database server, followed by a file server, web server, and workstation. Obviously, PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0 uses highly compressible data in most tests some controllers can really take advantage of. However, it also requires high IOPS capabilities for the best score. In the past, Marvell and Indilinx based drives perform pretty well in this test.
Overall, the Crucial P1 1TB's performance was good in most of the tests. With results of 197.40MB/s, 496.78MB/s, 827.99MB/s, and 95.22MB/s, these numbers are again quite dominant against the past SATA drives we have tested. It does come at bad timing, considering we just looked at the flagship WD Black NVMe SSD 1TB that just smashed out everything else. However, the Crucial P1 1TB trades favorably with the Gigabyte M.2 PCIe SSD 256GB, with better numbers in all of the tests other than the file server one. In addition, the other PCIe x2 card we reviewed, the Toshiba RC100 240GB with numbers of 91.11MB/s, 917.77MB/s, 1203MB/s, 83.21MB/s traded evenly, with both drives winning two tests. Compared to the Patriot Hellfire 240GB results of 197.10MB/s, 738.85MB/s, 1608.00/s, and 109.87MB/s, our P1's numbers are lower overall. However, the Crucial P1 is still better than standard SATA drives, such as the MX500 500GB, which had lower marks at 155.76MB/s, 434.76MB/s, 488.07MB/s, and 73.11MB/s, in the same corresponding order.
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 6.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 126.96.36.199
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8