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.
Looking at the MB/s rating at 4K read, the BladeDrive looks a lot better. Very few drives manage to get to into the 40 MB/s, but the BladeDrive gets very close. The sequential performance nearly broke our chart it was so high.
BladeDrive doesn't win every 4K write test, but it does well enough to be competitive. The sequential write performance is also very high even in this test with incompressible data.