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Crytal Disk Mark - Is it accurate?

By MyLittleMansAnIdiot ·
A friend of mine recommended a program called Crystal Disk Mark to benchmark my hard drives recently. I've been using a program called Everest (commercial software) and Crystal Disk Mark is freeware. I did hard drive benchmarks for random read using 4KB data size, Everest returned an average result of 41.1MB/s, whrere Crystal Disk Mark returned 0.83MB/s. I tend to think that the commercially released software is going to be the more valid result. Does anyone have any idea why these 2 benchmarks are so wildly different?

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It could be the size of the file you are using here

by OH Smeg In reply to Crytal Disk Mark - Is it ...

Only being 4KB wouldn't involve the Cache on the HDD at all and it would be reading the Actual Time to read/write the file.

Where as the other one may be coping larger files and relying on the Cache of the HDD.

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