Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

Synthetic Benchmarks


HD Tune Pro

In this benchmark I am checking sequential reading speed
with a 4MB block size.

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

With an average sequential reading speed of 518.5 MB/s the Toshiba
OCZ VX500 512GB SSD shows an excellent turn of speed. Also worth noting are the
fast access times.

Let’s see how this compares to other recently tested SSDs in
the table below.

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

The Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD has done well in the HD Tune
Pro 5 sequential reading test, and whilst there isn’t a large margin between
the top SSDs, the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB is the eleventh fastest SSD in this
test.

ATTO disk benchmark

ATTO has become a standard tool for measuring the data
throughput of HDDs and SSDs. It measures the reading and writing performance,
using different file sizes and block sizes.

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

The reading speed results for the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD
are extremely impressive, topping out at over 555 MB/s, and writing speed is
equally impressive topping out at over 523 MB/s.

Let’s find out how this compares with other recently tested
SSDs.

ATTO Reading performance

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

ATTO – Reading
performance at various block sizes

The OCZ VX500 512GB SSD is one of the fastest SSDs, when
reading data.

ATTO Writing performance

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

ATTO – Writing
performance at various block sizes

The Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD shows excellent writing
performance.


CrystalDiskMark 3.0

Crystal Disk Mark is quite a handy benchmarking application,
as it focuses on the file sizes that can cause a problem on a system drive.

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

As we can see from the above screenshot, sequential reading and
writing speeds are both very impressive, also random writing performance at low
and high queue depths is very good.


AS SSD Benchmark

AS SSD benchmark is a benchmarking tool specifically
designed to test SSDs. The application tests sequential reading and writing
performance, 4K random reading and writing performance.

AS SSD benchmark also tests 4K threaded performance. This is
very exciting, as this test is the first available test that I am aware of,
that simulates how a PC operating system actually works. A modern PC and OS,
such as Windows 10 does not just run a single thread at a time, it runs many
threads. The AS SSD benchmark "4K 64Thrd" tests run 64 threads
simultaneously throughout the test. If this result is good, then you can be
pretty sure the drive will perform extremely well as a system drive.

After the tests complete, AS SSD benchmark derives a total
score for the drive being tested. This is based on all aspects of the test
results, and gives an indication of how the drive is performing overall.

Now let’s look at the result from the Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB
SSD in the form of a screenshot. All our other comparison drives’ results are
presented in the form of a graph.

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB
SSD

Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD Review

As we can see from the AS SSD test run, the Toshiba OCZ
VX500 512GB SSD can’t quite keep pace with the fastest SSDs in this test, but
is nonetheless performing well.

Summary:

The Toshiba OCZ VX500 512GB SSD has performed well in the
basic synthetic benchmarks. Random reading performance is excellent and random writing
performance is good. Sequential reading and writing performance is excellent.

 

Let’s head to the next page for our IOMeter test
results…..