Starting with CrystalDiscMark, I put the Chronos Deluxe 7mm to the test. The results themselves are are extremely impressive, we saw read speeds of over 500 Mb/s and write speeds of over 300 Mb/s. Having the same controller as the Kingston and Corsair offerings I wasn’t shocked when the performance numbers came in nearly the same as those drives as well. On the write speed the OCZ Vertex that we recently tested still came in considerably faster, but read speed benchmarks were in line as well.
Much like the write speed tests that we saw with CrystalDiscMark, our IOMeter results still showed the OCZ Vertex worlds apart when it came to pure IO benchmarks. With that being said, the Chronos Deluxe 7mm outperformed the Kingston and Corsair drives with the same controller, they have obviously made a few improvements on the firmware side of things. Our IOmeter benchmark includes a queue length of 30, its clear that the Sandforce controller still struggles there.
This benchmark through me off, although the Chronos Delux 7mm performed similar to the Corsair drive with the same Controller, the numbers still left a lot to be desired. It didn’t even come close to the results we saw with the Kingston drive, let alone the Vertex 4. I suspect that its troubles with high queue length testing was showing through here once again.
Completely the opposite of the results we saw from AS SSD, our Passmark benchmarks matched up with what we saw in CrystalDiscMark. The Chronos Deluxe 7mm stomped all of the other drives in everything but database benchmarks, with the Vertex 4 pulling ahead there. In fact we saw numbers in web server and file server benchmarks that are approaching on the same numbers we saw in CDM, something that never happens.