Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
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 QD4.
Let's focus on 4K and 4K QD4 performance. Look at how much better the Zotac drive performs than the HyperX Savage. The Zotac Premium is outperforming the 850 Pro at 4K QD1. The 850 Pro pulls ahead at QD4, but it's not by much. Zotac's Premium SSD is a very powerful SSD capable of delivering elite performance.
As our Anvil testing indicated, the HyperX Savage has slightly better write performance than the Zotac Premium. Both the Zotac Premium and the HyperX Savage have higher QD4 and QD32 performance than the Samsung's.
Version and / or Patch Used: 1.7.4739.38088
AS SSD determines the performance of Solid-State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD.
The Zotac Premium sets a new lab record for a single SATA SSD with a massive score of 1,232. Keep in mind that this is our OS Disk, and it's 75% full, which makes a big difference in scoring. An empty drive always gives a much better score as you will see later in this review.
PRICING: You can find the Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SATA III SSD for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing, but can change at any time. Click the link below to see real-time pricing for the best deal:
United States: The Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SATA III SSD retails for $80 at Amazon.
United Kingdom: The Zotac Premium Edition 240GB SATA III SSD retails for £87 at Amazon UK.
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- Page 1 [Introduction, Drive Specifications, Pricing and Availability]
- Page 2 [Drive Details]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and Properties]
- Page 4 [Synthetic Benchmarks - ATTO & Anvil Storage Utilities]
- Page 5 [Synthetic Benchmarks - CrystalDiskMark & AS SSD]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks (Trace Based OS Volume) - PCMark Vantage, PCMark 7 & PCMark 8]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - Max IOPS, Disk Response & Transfer Rates]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - PCMark 8 Extended]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks (Secondary Volume) - 70/30 Mixed Workload]
- Page 10 [Maxed-Out Performance (MOP)]
- Page 11 [Final Thoughts]
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