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Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report (Page 6)

Jon Coulter | Jan 16, 2014 at 08:00 am CST - 1 min, 16 secs reading time for 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 disk benchmark software that allows us to benchmark 4K, and 4K queue depths with accuracy.

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.

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report 20 | TweakTown.com

Read performance looks good across the board; exceptional in fact, both sequentially, and at 4K QD 32. Write performance looks more like a single drive than an array, and is the worst that I can remember seeing. Keep in mind that this odd write performance will not manifest itself when you test in a FOB state.

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report 21 | TweakTown.com

As we've seen so far, read performance is very good; although, 4K QD 1 performance is one of the lowest we've seen.

Toshiba Q Series Pro 256GB RAID 0 SSD Report 22 | TweakTown.com

Our array's performance looks more like a single drive's performance on this chart. Earlier, I stated that the Q Series Pro has managed to contradict some of our own preconceived notions about an SSD's synthetic performance indicators, and that's what we're going to see from this point forward. Up to this point, our drive/array's write performance has looked very odd to say the least. Based on what we've seen so far (and my own preconceived notions of performance indicators), I would think the Q Series Pro is going to be destroyed by the remaining tests; the tests that matter.

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Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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