CrystalDiskMark is a freely available synthetic storage benchmark that uses incompressible data files. We report the read and write results of the single-thread, 32-queue-depth sequential test, which is representative of an SSD's peak speeds, and the and single-thread, 1-queue-depth 4KB random workload, which is the most relevant for home users and everyday tasks, especially the read speed. The software version used is 6.0.2.
We've selected two benchmarks from PCMark 8's array of storage tests - the Battlefield 3 and Photoshop Heavy traces. These mimic real-world usage where storage can be a bottleneck, in these cases loading a game and entering a save game in Battlefield 3, and performing a heavy round of image editing in Photoshop. The results are given in seconds and include idle times.
October 14 2021 | 15:04