Last Updated April 8, 2024


How To Test Performance Of The Solidigm™ (Formerly Intel®) Client SSD Series

Describes Methods To Test Performance


How to test Performance of the Solidigm™ (formerly Intel®) client SSD series.

Many factors can affect performance results. Provided below are a few factors to check.

  1. BIOS optimization:
    • Enable “Hyper Threating” & Intel® “Turbo Mode”;
    • Disable “EIST (Enhanced Intel Speed Step Technology)”, “PCIe ASPM (Active State Power Management)”, “C States” & “P States"
  2. OS (Windows® 10/11) Optimization:
    • Disable all Virus & Firewall protections;
    • Disable Screen Saver & Sleep;
    • Turn on DEP for essential Windows programs and services only;
    • No paging file;
    • Disable "Scheduled drive Defragment/Optimization";
    • Disable Windows* Updates and all schedules tasks;
    • Power option Optimization:
      • Choose “High performance” power plan in Power option;
      • Disable “PCI Express link power management”;
      • Change “Turn off Hard Drive after” to “0 minute (Never);
      • Set “Minimal/Maximum Processor State” to 100% both.
  3. Drive Optimization:
    • Confirm the drive is using the optimal connection;
    • Drives under test should be connected to the system as a secondary (non OS) drive;
    • Make sure the latest Firmware and driver are installed;
    • Run secure erase (Important Note: Always back up data regularly and before proceeding as this process removes all data from the drive.)
      • Download & install Solidigm™ Storage Tool and select “Secure Erase” if it’s a NVMe Solidigm™ client SSD;
      • Use some 3rd party tool like HDAT2* & KillDisk* to perform secure erase on a SATA Solidigm™ client SSD;
    • Run “Performance Booster”;
  4. Install correct and latest benchmark application to test performance, here using CrystalDiskMark 8.0.4” as sample, which could be found on
    1. Choose correct SSD type under “Setting” menu;

2. Choose “Peak Performance” in “Profile” menu.

3. Select the partition/drive needs to be tested.

4. Save the results in a text file. This will show the MB/s and the corresponding IOPS results.

Additional information
If this did not resolve the issue, contact Solidigm™ Customer Support and provide the following details:
    • Details about the issue being experienced and what you have already tried.
    • System details.

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How To Test Performance Of The Solidigm™ (Formerly Intel®) Client SSD Series