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Kingmax SATA III SSD SMP35 Client (240GB) review

Kingmax SATA III SSD SMP35 Client (240GB) - An Affordable SandForce Drive

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Overall rating 7.5/10
Performance:
7
Features:
7
Value:
8.5
THE GOOD
Stellar performance on PCMark Vantage
Considerably more affordable than the competition
THE BAD
Poor performance on AS SSD, CrystalDiskMark + erratic performance at times


Results - CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1

Much like HD Tune, CrystalDiskMark is an easy-to-run and quick utility to use to gauge a drive’s performance. It measures sequential read and write performance and random read and write speeds of random 4KB, 4KB (queue depth 32) and 512KB data.

Like AS SSD, the Kingmax SMP35 Client posted poor speeds on CrystalDiskMark. For most parts, it was only about half as fast the competition and it was only decent while measuring 4k read and write speeds. The initial firmware of the Kingmax drive produced worse results, so this is clearly an indication of the drive's firmware advancement that certainly has room to improve.