Crucial P5 Plus 2TB (Heatsink Version) Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 8.0

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure Sequential and Random Performance (Read/Write/Mix)
- Peak/Real World Performance Profile

From: Developer's Page

Crystal Disk Mark 8.0 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 manufacturer peak read and write performance ratings are usually achievable using Crystal Disk Mark, whether a drive lives up to its marketing claims or not can be validated by this program.

Crucial claims the P5 Plus 2TB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 6600MB/s and 5000MB/s, respectively. Looking at the read and write results, the P5 Plus 2TB was about mid-tier in the sequential read and write sections against other PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives, but this was to be expected. The tested numbers were slightly better than expected compared to the specifications. Its Seq1M Q8T1 write performance was better than the 1TB model, but otherwise fell behind in the rest. However, its fortunes were reversed in the RND4K tests, where the 2TB model led the 1TB model in all of them other than RND4K Q1T1 read. Its results were in the same ballpark of other budget mainstream drives. I will let you make your own comparisons in our list of NVMe SSDs in the 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 8.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
7. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 10
8. Benchmark: PCMark 10
9. Benchmark: 3DMark
10. Conclusion