Sequential and random speeds:
Crystal Disk Mark:
Next we move on to the synthetic tests, performed via various benchmarks. The first one will be Crystal Disk Mark in its version 6.0.2 x64. We will get the read and write values in sequential and random mode.
The interest of Crystal Disk Mark is that it shows the results in sequential, random and random read/write with multiple queues.
Although there is a more recent version of Crystal Disk Mark, the sequential read and write speeds are not really impacted. They are even higher on version 6.0.2 as shown in the picture above. This also allows us to better compare our Kingston to previous SSDs tested, thanks to the homogeneous data allowed by the use of the same version.
Here, the least we can say is that the Kingston is at full speed since it almost reaches the maximum theoretical speed announced by the manufacturer. The comparison with the other SSDs that we tested becomes almost decorative as the difference is enormous. But let’s not forget that the sequential test is above all the one that manufacturers use to promote their performance. It is therefore a good way to check whether a manufacturer has tried to inflate its figures or not.
We repeated the test dozens of times and with different file sizes, the Kingston FURY Renegade consistently maintains these speeds.
The QD1 and QD32 4k random read test gives a closer representation of reality. In QD1 random playback, we reach 95 MB/s, and in QD32, 1297 MB/s. These are still excellent figures. The QD32 is of course significantly higher than the QD1 since it means that we put 32 requests in parallel.