Results: Anvil, Crystal Disk Mark
Next up we have Anvil’s Storage Utilities, a newer piece of software specifically designed to measure SSD performance. We believe this software will become the gold standard by which SSD performance will be measured in the future. It’s simple to use and its full of features such endurance testing and threaded I/O read, write and mixed tests, all of which are simple to understand and easy to use.
In Anvil we get a very good total score of 3,342, which isn’t quite the best nor worst we’ve seen amongst SandForce-based SSDs. Looking at the Random Write IOPS, we see 60K; keep in mind these numbers don’t match Kingston’s claims due to different test setups and configurations being run amongst our benchmarks vs theirs. That said, it’s still very respectable, and the V300 is performing very well.
Crystal Disk Mark
Crystal Disk Mark is a lightweight benchmark that has two parameters, Sequential and Random read/write, to evaluate the performance of a drive. Crystal Disk Mark’s default test uses random data and the writes in particular can be very punishing on SSDs.
Let’s take a look at the speeds.
The Sequential results are similar to the other results, and again faster than Kingston’s specifications, while the 4K Q32 results are encouraging, showing excellent scores. The V300 is indeed very well suited as an OS drive.