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.
We've already determined the M500 doesn't lose performance when working with incompressible data, but we still like looking at the CDM data since it's an industry standard. Here we see the 4K read performance come in where it did on the previous page, between the 840 Pro and Vector 512GB.
The same can be said about the 4K write performance, M500 comes in right between the two top tier performance drives already on the market. The M500 is slower than the top two drives, even the Corsair Neutron GTX, when writing sequential data.