Hard drive vs SSD vs M.2 Speed Test Using CrystalDiskMark5

M.2 SSDs are blazing fast….
Top drive test is a standard (with spinning platters) Western Digital 500GB hard drive (WD5000AAKS-00TMA) .
Middle is an older OCZ 500GB SSD, solid state hard drive with no spinning data platters (OCZ-AGILITY3).
Last but not least, on the bottom test is my newest technology SSD type, Intel 1TB M.2 SSD (SSDPEKKW010T7). This SSD looks like this and plugs directly into an M.2 slot on the motherboard.
As you can see from the read / write results below, the SSDs are in a different league as far as speed with regular hard drives… To put that in perspective, I boot the bottom drive into a Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit environment in less then 10 seconds from being powered off.
That’s pretty amazing…

CrystalDiskMark5 Test Results


These are the types of various tests preformed above (Using CrystalDiskMark5):

  • Seq Q32T1: Sequential (Block Size=128KiB) Read/Write with multi Queues & Threads
  • 4K Q32T1: Random 4KiB Read/Write with multi Queues & Threads
  • Seq: Sequential (Block Size=1MiB) Read/Write with single Thread
  • 4K: Random 4KiB Read Write with single Queue & Thread
My system information is as follows for your reference purposes:
Yes, I have 32gb of ram – (I do a lot of multi-tasking)
Pleasant ones….