Crystal Disk Mark
The final synthetic we're going to look at is Crystal Disk Mark 2.2. Unlike our previous benchmarks this can run multiple data sets of a user-defined size. To ensure that the SSDNow V+ was put under the best possible strain five runs using 500MB data were run.
Firstly the sequential tests. Once again these show a fantastic level of read performance, although not as high as the tests on the previous page, and equally impressive writing performance. It's common that the read performances of drives are around the manufacturers claims, because people like the massive number than the read can produce. But it's rare to see a company consistently underestimate their writing performance. As the small size of the drive means it is best suited as an Operating System drive rather than data storage, write speed is equally important.
As we move down the scale towards the 512K test, it is clear that we are starting to reach the tipping point of SSD technology. They are always much faster than standard HDDs, but once you reach the smaller file sizes they start to slow down.
Finally the very small 4K size test results. These are much slower than any of the tests on the previous page led us to expect, and repeated runs and tweaking didn't improve matters. The speed of both the Kingston drive on test today and the Samsung drive being compared were much lower than anticipated, and so these results are more for completions sake as no other testing gave such an anomalous result.
Excluding the anomalous Crystal Mark 4K result, it's obvious that despite the smaller price tag than its contemporaries, the Kingston SSDNow V+ hasn't cut any corners or lacks for any ability.
Hopefully these speeds will translate to actual usage.