Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://www.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.
* 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.
I can't complain about the Paladin's middle-of-the-road performance. It features the popular Corsair Neutron GTX SSD, meaning it will perform about the same as the other systems that make use of the Neutron GTX.
The same occurs with write speeds. Due to the use of the same SSD as the large portion of our desktops, it falls towards the upper-middle of the pack. It produces a respectable 269.7MB/s sequential write speed.
Version and / or Patch Used: 5.00
Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com
Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com
HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:
Benchmark: measures the performance
Info: shows detailed information
Health: checks the health status by using SMART
Error Scan: scans the surface for errors
HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.
The Paladin's mass storage drive produced an average read speed of 143MB/s, putting it in third place.
In terms of mass storage write performance, the Paladin managed 130.5MB/s average write speed. This puts it in second place, a good place to be at.