Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark
CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.
* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)
Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.
Until we start getting into areas where the additional head room comes into play, the SATA 3G numbers look nearly identical to the SATA 6G.
The older drives at the bottom of the list were not tested with version 3.0 Technical Preview.
The write tests show no change between SATA 3G and SATA 6G.
Let's move past the synthetic benchmarks and see how the drives perform in the real world.