We used CrystalDiskMark’s default configuration for our tests which benchmarked each SSD using a file size of 1000 MB with five test runs. Please continue reading to see the results.
In the CrystalDiskMark sequential tests, the Intel drive performed even closer to the manufacturer claimed figures than in AS SSD. In the read test, it performed 6.1% better than the Kingston drive and 8% better than the Patriot; but in the write test, the Kingston drive beat it by 9.5%, and the Patriot drive beat it by 11.2%. This isn’t surprising, though, as the maximum claimed read speed of the Intel drive is lower than those of both comparison drives.
The Intel drive performed 11.8% better than the Patriot drive in the read test, but was beaten by the Kingston drive which achieved 8.5% better performance. In the write test, the Intel drive performed better than both other drives, beating the Kingston by 17% and the Patriot by 39%.
In the random read test using 4K blocks, the Intel unit outperformed the Kingston by 84% and the Patriot by 59%. In the write test it’s a different story, however, as the Intel drive was beaten by the Patriot by 12%. The Intel drive did beat the Kingston drive, though, by a healthy 38%.