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About PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
This Advanced Disk Test, which is part of PerformanceTest, measures the data transfer speed when reading or writing data to one or more disks. The speed that data can be transferred between memory and a hard disk drive is one of a system's most important performance aspects. There are quite a few factors which have a bearing on this speed and the Advanced Disk Drive Test allows the user to vary most of these factors and compare the results.
The test supports any drive that can be mounted under Windows. Including IDE drives, SCSI, RAID, USB key drives, SATA, networked shared drives and external drives.
Users have the ability to test multiple drives at the same time using multiple threads, and specify:
- The size of the test file used. Larger files mean that the system cache has less of an effect on the test types, which use caching (see below).
- The size of the data block used for each read or write request. Larger blocks mean less requests and can lead to an improvement in performance.
- The choice of four access methods - C/C++ API, Win32 API cached / uncached and raw disk access.
- Sequential or random access (seeking plus reading and writing)
- Synchronous and Asynchronous access
- The split between reading and writing
The results of all completed tests may be graphed using our custom graphing components.
From: Developer's Page
PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0's Advanced Disk Test generates some superb graphs right out of the box. It also provides valuable insight in simulating real world performance applications. To make things clear to you, the first graph simulates a database server, followed by a file server, web server, and workstation. Obviously, PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0 uses highly compressible data in most tests some controllers can really take advantage of. However, it also requires high IOPS capabilities for the best score.
Overall, the Patriot P200 512GB performance was underwhelming to say the least. With results of 18.84MB/s, 142.98MB/s, 407.72MB/s, and 65.94MB/s, these revealed the budget nature of the P200. For comparison's sake, another budget drive, the Crucial BX500 480GB, provided results of 23.93MB/s, 152.34MB/s, 394.95MB/s, and 58.10MB/s. The Kingston UV500 240GB posted better numbers in all tests with scores of 76.80MB/s, 343.02MB/s, 422.85MB/s, and 80.60MB/s. Finally, the Gigabyte UD PRO 256GB had better numbers in three of the four tests at 100.34MB/s, 307.69MB/s, 447.29MB/s, and 65.47MB/s speeds. For some context, the mainstream Crucial MX500 500GB had results of 155.76MB/s, 434.76MB/s, 488.07MB/s, and 73.11MB/s, in the same respective order.
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 6.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach 220.127.116.11
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8