Western Digital Black P50 Game Drive SSD 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

When it comes to Crystal Disk Mark, the Western Digital Black P50 Game Drive SSD 1TB generally delivered favorable results. This is not too surprising considering its solid numbers we have already seen so far, especially with the NVMe solid state drive inside. Its sequential read and write speeds max out at 916.2MB/s and 943.6MB/s, though these are slightly lower than what we got from ATTO. Moving to the other tests, which require high input/output operations or IOPS, the Black P50 Game Drive SSD 1TB was in the middle of the pack compared to other external SSDs, and remained mostly competitive to drives like the Crucial X8 1TB and the Lexar Professional SL100 Pro 500GB. In the read and write tests of 4KiB Q8T8, 4KiB Q32T1, and 4KiB Q1T1, the Black P50 Game Drive SSD had mixed results, with it continually trading blows with the Crucial X8 1TB and generally beating out the Lexar option. However, the LaCie Rugged SSD 1TB dominated all of these drives in all of these tests. Compared to the rest of the USB drives, these tests have always been a weak point for USB flash drives and a strong point for solid state drives, as we can see here.

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 6.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 5.70
8. Conclusion