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. With this version of CDM, we are focused on 4K random performance at QD1 and QD4.
Like we saw from our Anvil testing, the BX300 is more of a write centric SSD and only delivers average random read performance. However, when we look at sequential read, we find the BX300 is the top performer. Here again, the BX300 outperforms the similarly configured XPG SX950 even with a capacity disadvantage.
The BX300 delivers the goods where it matters most - QD1, beating all contenders in our test pool by a significant margin. The BX300 continues to assert its dominance over the SX950. Both drives have the same physical components, so the BX300 either has higher grade flash or better firmware.
Version and / or Patch Used: 1.8.5611.39791
AS SSD determines the performance of SSDs. 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. We focus on total score when evaluating AS SSD.
AS SSD is a demanding test. With AS SSD we are looking for a minimum score of 1000. The BX300 nails it, even though with this test the BX300 at 240GB is at a major disadvantage compared with the higher capacity drives in our test pool.
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