Crucial P2 500GB Review (Page 5 of 11)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 6.0

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 6.0 is our third test in our battery of benchmarks. 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. Looking at the sequential read and write results, the Crucial P2 500GB was in the middle of the pack for both of the sequential write and read results, which is on par with our other results. The sequential read result was ninth overall, while the write result was in fourth place. In the 4K, eight thread and eight queue tests, the P2 500GB was notably faster than the Crucial P1 500GB. It remained quite competitive for its read numbers too. As for the 4K, 32 queue tests, the Crucial P2 was closer to the bottom for both read and write. Finally, with a single queue and thread, the P2 500GB had the fastest read and write times compared to everyone else. I ran this test several times to ensure there was not a mistake in the test, but every time we got numbers in this region. These results are quite impressive for the Crucial P2 500GB, which is a budget-oriented drive by all accounts.

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 6.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8
11. Conclusion