CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic benchmark that tests both sequential and random small and mid-sized file transfers using incompressible data. It provides a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to SSD performance, best case being larger sequential transfers and worse case being small, random transfers.
|CrystalDiskMark x64 Benchmarks
|Synthetic File Transfer Tests
The WD Blue SN500 finished about in the middle of the pack here, and typically out-ran the Crucial P1 and Intel and ADATA drives. Random 4K writes at QD1 were particularly strong, and landed behind the much pricier Samsung