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: As expected the S535 shows a performance drop as compared to ATTO as CrystalDiskMark employs incompressible data. This is typical of the SandForce drives and the results fall pretty much in line with the other SandForce SATA II drives.
PCMark Vantage v1.01 measures the performance of the latest PC hardware across a variety of common scenarios. PCMark Vantage supports both system level and component level benchmarking and comprises several different test suites but for the purposes of this review, we stuck with just the HDD suite. The nice thing about PCMark Vantage is that you can submit your scores online and compare against others.
Benchmark Results: Again, pretty standard results set as compared to the other SandForce drives on the same SATA II interface. Maybe a little weaker on the ‘gaming’ score.