Corsair Neutron 240GB SSD Review – Link_A_Media ControllerMon, Sep 17, 2012 - 12:00 AM
CrystalDiskMark and PCMark 7
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.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 – Intel P67 Platform
Benchmark Results: Again, the Corsair Neutron puts up a good showing here on both reads and writes with performance being fairly consistent regardless of the data being transacted.
PCMark 7 Professional – Intel P67 Platform
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: Predictably, the PCMark overall score is right near the top when compared to the list of other drives.