CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
Benchmark Results: If you viewed the AS-SSD benchmark, you’ll see the results are similar here for the ADATA SX900 drive with read scores being strong but the write scores hindered by lack of compressible data. The 4K scores are very good though in both reads and writes.
We are continuing to use the new PCMark 7 software since they have updated it to version 7 which is specifically designed for Windows 7. It measures the performance of the latest PC hardware across a variety of common scenarios. PCMark Vantage 7 supports both system level and component level benchmarking and comprises several different test suites but for the purposes of this review, we employed the secondary storage suite. The nice thing about it is that you can submit your scores online and compare against others.
Benchmark Results: Performance here is right on par with just about every SandForce drive in our comparison with the overall score being pretty close to the top of all.