Q&A Samsung Magician vs CrystalDiskMark. Which one is accurate?

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Which one is accurate? Samsung Magician or CrystalDiskMark?
Steps taken, but unsuccessful?
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SumTingWong

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Which one is accurate? Samsung Magician or CrystalDiskMark? On CrystalDiskMark reports 411 MB/s on write while Samsung Magician reports 521 MB/s on write.

Samsung Magician
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CrystalDiskMark
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When I installed my 860 EVO (500GB) I tested it w both, one ather the other, and both gave me almost exactly results.
 
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Your drive has a 3Gb cache. You changed the default settings in crystal to 32GB files so your write speed drops. If you leave the number to 1GB the 2 programs will give you identical speeds.
 

SumTingWong

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Your drive has a 3Gb cache. You changed the default settings in crystal to 32GB files so your write speed drops. If you leave the number to 1GB the 2 programs will give you identical speeds.
Ooooo. I thought the 32GBig I selected is for the RAM.