Looking at the three windows power modes, and the impact on SSD performance

 

High end dual core system.

For the first test I will be using a high
end dual core system, so let’s run Anvils Benchmark and Crystal Disk Mark on
the three different power options that Windows has to offer and see what impact
they have, if they have any impact at all.

Anvil’s Benchmark.

Let’s start with the read tests.

Netac m.2 SSD anvils read results

Then move to the write test results.

Netac m.2 SSD anvils write results

Here is also the total score.

Netac m.2 SSD anvils total score results

Also let’s get a clearer view of how much
impact there is on performance, comparing the point total result that Anvil’s Benchmark
gives.

Netac m.2 SSD anvils total score results in percentage

Let’s clear up the obvious first, there’s not
much to talk about when you compare the Balanced mode with the High performance
more, but the difference in speed, especially in write performance, from power
saver, to high performance, and also balanced, is noticeable.

Crystal Disk Mark.

The read results.

Netac m.2 SSD Crystal disk mark read results

The write results.

Netac m.2 SSD Crystal disk mark read results

Once again the write speed takes a serious
hit when you have power saving mode selected.

 

Let’s head to the next page and see the
results for the X99 PC.