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Kingfast C-Drive F8 Series 240GB SSD Review - Cheapest tested 240GB drive so far

By: Chris Ramseyer | SSDs in Storage | Posted: Feb 6, 2014 2:02 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: Kingfast

Anvil Storage Utilities


Version and / or Patch Used: RC6


So what is Anvil Storage Utilities? It's a storage benchmark for SSDs and HDDs, where you can check and monitor your performance. The Standard Storage Benchmark performs a series of tests; you can run a full test, or just the read or the write test, or you can run a single test (i.e. 4K DQ16).


Anvil Storage Utilities is not officially available yet, but we've been playing with the beta for several months now. On several international forums, the author, Anvil, has been updating the software steadily and is adding new features every couple of months.


The software is used several different ways, and to show different aspects for each drive. We've chosen to use this software to show the performance of a drive with two different data sets. The first is with compressible data, and the second data set is incompressible data. Several users have requested this data in our SSD reviews.


0-Fill Compressible Data




Incompressible Data




JMicron doesn't perform any different when working with compressible or incompressible data.


Read IOPS through Queue Depth Scale




We talk a lot about how important low queue depth IOPS performance is in a consumer environment. To my knowledge, we're the only site that does this even though for day-to-day tasks, it's one of the most important metrics to look at for perceived user experience. The Kingfast C-Drive F8 does really well in these tests, much better than many of the other drives.


Scaling Write IOPS through Queue Scale




The 4K QD1 write IOPS are down a bit to the flagship drives, but in line with several of the other top tier drives.

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