Kingston KC3000 1TB 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. The Kingston KC3000 1TB is rated at up to 900,000 IOPS read and 1,000,000 IOPS write, which is very good. 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. Kingston claims the KC3000 1TB's maximum read and maximum write are pinned at 7000MB/s and 6000MB/s, respectively. Looking at the read and write results of all four sections, the KC3000 1TB was incredible against other PCIe 4.0 NVMe drives. It was simply the fastest drive in every test other than RND4K Q32T1, where it ironically came in last for write and close to last for read. I will let you make your own comparisons in our list of 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