Kingston SSDNow V100 128GB SSD ReviewSat, Feb 26, 2011 - 12:00 AM
HD Tach & CrystalDiskMark Synthetic Benches
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 possible.
Benchmark Results: The Kingston V100 scores very well again here on this benchmark with scores that hold up against the rest of the field for the same configuration.
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: Sequential scores were excellent but the random 4KB scores were again rather low which seems to be one of the weaker areas of performance for this drive.