Crucial X10 Pro 2TB Review (Page 5 of 7)

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 X10 Pro 2TB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 2100MB/s and 2000MB/s, respectively. Looking at the read and write results of all four sections, the X10 Pro 2TB was totally untouchable in its sequential read and write section along with other USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 drives, but falling slightly short of the specifications in both categories. The random read and write results were a bit different than the linear numbers though. In the RND4K Q32T1 tests, it was no match against the Crucial X8 2TB and LaCie Rugged SSD 1TB, but remained mostly in the same ballpark as the Western Digital Black P50 Game Drive SSD 1TB, Lexar SL660 BLAZE 1TB, and ADATA Elite SE880 1TB. Lastly, in the RND4K Q1T1 segment, we see the exact same pattern. I will let you make your own comparisons in our array of external USB 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. Conclusion