Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB Review (Page 5 of 8)

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

The Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB continued to perform well as we move into our Crystal Disk Mark sequential read and write results. Once again, it did not post big performance numbers in the sea of USB flash drives, but we never expected it to in the first place. In fact, these relatively modest results are very commendable, and they are exactly where we expect them to be against other 1TB USB 3.0 external hard drives of the same capacity. Its sequential read and write results generally reflect what we have seen in the past two pages; carrying the exact same performance profile as the Armor A30. Of course, the biggest surprise came in when we shift our focus to the 512K write results. Like other USB 3.0 hard drives we have reviewed in the past, it completely destroyed every USB 3.0 device on the list. As we move into the 4K and 4K QD32 territory, which requires high input/out operations per second (Commonly referred to as IOPS), the Silicon Power Armor A65 1TB continued to outperform all the other tested USB flash drives in the write portion, other than the Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 256GB. Traditionally, this has always been a weak point for USB flash drive. Of course, its read performance was handily outperformed by its smaller, non-mechanical counterparts, but this was to be expected.

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. Conclusion