Benchmark an SSD Tags: SSD Benchmark Storage Last response: November 29, 2012 1:13 PM in Storage Share taylorhuston November 29, 2012 1:18:18 AM What is the best way to test/benchmark an SSD to make sure it's doing it's job. I invested in an SSD, have my OS on it, want to make sure I am getting my money's worth. I have heard some people making claims along the lines of: "I've had my SSD for X months and my read/write speeds have dropped Y%". What is the best way to test for things like that (and what are good numbers to look for)? For reference I have a Samsung 830 128gb. More about : benchmark ssd | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Reply to taylorhuston Register or log in to remove RealBeast Storage Expert November 29, 2012 1:13:38 PM You can run crystaldiskmark, a free benching utility: http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html#CrystalDi... or you can use the benchmark portion of Samsung Magician 3.2 ( http://www.samsung.com/us/support/owners/product/MZ-5PA... ). But don't run it all the time, once now for a baseline and later if you notice any difference, which you shouldn't if you leave it some free space and either allow it time to TRIM or manually TRIM with the Samsung Magician software. | Report abuse Reply to RealBeast Ask the community Post an answer Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Benchmark an SSD> Related ressources: ForumLow ssd benchmark result + questions ForumHow much slower is my SSD right now? Benchmark ForumMy Samsung SSD 830 benchmark seem weird ForumMushkin Chronos SSD write benchmark well below mfg rating Forum128GB Crucial M4 SSD (Poor Benchmark ) ForumSlow SSD benchmark ForumSSD benchmark scores are fine, but low WEI? ForumReally slow SSD benchmark ForumAs ssd Benchmark giving radially different results. Why? ForumSLOW/LOW benchmark on Samsung 128gb 830 SSD ForumCrucial M4 128GB SSD Benchmark ForumToms Needs Small Raid0 to Large Single SSD Benchmark Comparisons ForumMy AS SSD Benchmark result worries me! ForumSSD Benchmark Issue - Please Help!!!!!! ForumNeed up to date SSD advice. Forum[Solved] 128GB Crucial M4 SSD (Poor Benchmark) ForumSlow SSD benchmark ForumSSD benchmark scores are fine, but low WEI? ForumReally slow SSD benchmark ForumOCZ Vertex 2 SSD benchmark (Tell Me What's Wrong With This Photo) More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !