CrystalDiskMark is a free utility maintained by Japanese company Crystal Dew World. CrystalDiskMark evaluates the performance of your hard drives based on two tests – a sequential read/write test and a random read/write test. You can select the drive to test, the number of test and the size of the data to test which can be 50MB, 100MB, 500MB and 1000MB. The results displayed below have been conducted using 5 rounds of the 500MB test.
A slight mixture of results here with the GSkill Falcon and OCZ Summit exchanging blows depending the the test run. Overall, the Summit has the fastest write speed but the Falcon is the clear winner in the read stakes and is perhaps the most consistent of all the drives tested.
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