Western Digital Blue SN500 NVMe SSD 500GB Review (Page 5 of 11)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 6.0

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

Crystal Disk Mark 6.0 is our third test. Just a bit of background information; higher capacity drives tend to perform a little better in these tests. The ability of a controller and flash memory to deliver high IOPS will provide huge benefits to the score as well. Looking at the sequential read and write results, this Western Digital Blue SN500 NVMe SSD 500GB was near the bottom of these drives, though this should come to no surprise. In the 4K tests, the SN500 leapfrogged over both of the P1 drives by producing competitive and even better numbers in both read and write. Finally, with a single queue and thread, the WD Blue SN500 was a bit behind, especially in its read speed. Even so, for a budget drive, the Blue SN500 was not too bad 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. Benchmark: PassMark PerformanceTest 9.0
9. Benchmark: PCMark 7
10. Benchmark: PCMark 8
11. Conclusion