Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K and 4K queue depths with accuracy.
* 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.
In CDM we're looking at 4K and NCQ performance. In the read category the 6G Plus is down to the Plextor M3 Pro when the commands stack up. In the single request test the 6G Plus outperforms everything on the chart. This is an important feat for mainstream users because getting into high queue depths isn't possible without heavy multitasking.
Here we can pick through and find some drives that are a bit faster than the 6G Plus, but that doesn't take away from the fact that this drive is pretty quick on its own.