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Biwin NuvoDrive NX Novachips Bugatti Preview - World Exclusive - Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark

Biwin's NuvoDrive NX is the first SSD announced with the new Novachips Bugatti controller. Today Chris takes a full run with an engineering sample to see if this 10-Channel controller lives up to its racy name.

By: | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Jul 9, 2012 1:27 pm
Manufacturer: Biwin

CrystalDiskMark

 

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 that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes

* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes

* Text copy

* Change dialog design

* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 Technical Preview was used for these tests since it offers the ability to measure native command queuing at 4 and 32.

 

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Here were looking at 4K and native command queuing performance. Across the board all of the leading drives are capable of between 32 - 39MB/s in 4K read performance. When you get to QD:4 the Biwin NuvoDrive NX takes a 30 to 40MB/s lead on the SandForce drives, but is around 20 - 30MB/s slower than the Marvell based drives from OCZ (Vertex 4) and Plextor (M3 Pro).

 

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The 4K write speed recorded in our test with the early sample produced a 141MB/s score which is nearly identical to the Vertex 4 256GB drive. The QD:4 and QD:32 performance went up to 271MB/s. The original Barefoot drives didn't scale from QD:4 to QD:32 either.

 

A bit more interesting is the sequential performance in this test. The NuvoDrive NX dominates this test and the reason why because this test uses incompressible data.

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