HD TACH 126.96.36.199
HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write
storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash
devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other
low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as
possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device as
Benchmark Results: Very good performance seen here for the Kingston 128GB V Series drive relative to it’s peers in the value category. The reads and writes both average scores over Kingston’s listed specifications. You can see how this compares to other drives we have reviewed previously, albeit on a different test bench system.
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 x64 Beta
CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. This newest version is still in beta.
Benchmark Results: The results are looking good here as well. It actually bests what we saw from the OCZ Vertex drive results seen on a previous review, although not so much in the 4k file sizes. As I pointed out before, this doesn’t seem to be it’s strength.
On to the last set of benchmarks!