Kingston HyperX 120GB Upgrade Kit Review (Page 5 of 10)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

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

Up next is Crystal Disk Mark 3.0. As our benchmarks progresses on, it seems to me that Crystal Disk Mark favors drives of higher capacity (Or rather, drives with more storage perform better in this program). This is a rather surprising result, so I have rerun the tests quite a few times to ensure the results were accurate. Indeed they were. While the magnitude of difference is not very high in the first three graphs (The Kingston HyperX 120GB is slightly faster than the Patriot Pyro 120GB for the post part), the performance gap became is very large in the numbers corresponding to the 4K QD32 benchmark. The Intel NAND flash based Kingston HyperX 120GB totally destroyed the competition in the write section -- translating to roughly 90,000 IOPS -- while the read performance is also significantly better than comparable Micron equipped 120GB drives.

Page Index
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Installation, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 7.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion