OCZ ARC 100 240GB 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

Our next test is Crystal Disk Mark 3.0. On an aside, there are a few things I should note about Crystal Disk Mark as a whole. For one, it is known that higher capacity drives tend to perform a bit better in these tests. Drives that do not compress data on the fly will also have an advantage. The ability of a controller and flash memory to provide high IOPS will provide major benefits to the score too. Looking at the above graphs, you can see the OCZ ARC 100 is second to last in the sequential read and write speeds for SATA 6Gb/s drives, as it is only ahead of the OCZ Octane 512GB. This is the same story for the other test situations, as the ARC 100 is behind most of the current generation solid state drives. This SSD is capable to deliver up to 80,000 IOPS, while the Vertex 460 and Vector 150 can provide 90,000 and 95,000 IOPS respectively. Thus these results are as one should expect.

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 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 8.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark Vantage
10. Conclusion