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A-DATA S599 SSD RAID Report - SandForce SF-1200 x2 (Page 6)

Chris Ramseyer | May 6, 2010 at 9:34 am CDT - 1 min, 6 secs time to read this page

CrystalDiskMark

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://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.

Key Features:-

* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.


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CDM is shown quite early in our articles, but is one of the last tests we run. By the time we get to this test the drives have been beaten up pretty badly and if we are going to see any write speed issues after heavy use, this is where it will show up. In RAID 0 we did see this issue and even though after a little rest for TRIM to clean the drives up, we didn't have the issue at this point when testing with a single drive.

I can only assume that in my efforts to get the highest level of performance with the array I misjudged my alignment and in the final testing did not get the settings correct.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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