May 20, 2024

Thanks to low prices of NAND flash and cheap controllers, the low-end SSD market is on a rise. We have a number of players trying to get a piece of the low-end market at any cost. Today we will be testing out an SSD from one of the relatively new and unheard-of player in the SSD market. Presenting the HIKVISION C100 SSD.

Editors Note: We had the product for a very limited time. So there are limited pictures of the product.


Not much to say here,


We ran the HIKVISION C100 through our usual suite for storage and here are the results. The results speak for themselves as you can see it works in line with other SSD’s in the low-end segment.

Atto Disk Benchmark
The great thing about ATTO is that one can test with predefined block sizes. So, we can test with a 32MB sequence of 4KB files, yet also 32MB in 1MB files, providing an opportunity to test with various file sizes. This benchmark is a preferred among manufacturers as ATTO uses RAW or compressible data and, for our benchmarks, we used a set length of 256mb and tested both the Read and Write performances for various transfer sizes ranging from 0.5 to 8192kb with a queue depth of 4 and 8

Anvil’s Storage utilities Benchmark 
Anvil Pro or Anvil’s Storage Utilities[Depending on what you’d want to call it] is an ‘all-inclusive’ storage utility that allows testing transfer speeds as well as IOPS and lets the user tweak and adjust to find just the right mix in their testing medium, the IOPS tests being fully configurable with preset testing scenarios for read, write and mixed IO. The Benchmarks menu includes an SSD test, Endurance Testing, and 3 pre-configured IOPS tests.

HD Tune
HD Tune Pro is a hard disk utility and benchmarking utility for Windows. This tiny application allows you to scan your hard drives for errors or take a deeper look at several performance figures coming from the storage unit. We used the included Benchmarks tool.

Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure Read and Write performances through sampling of highly compressible data (oFill/1Fill), or random data. Crystal Disk Mark scores usually drop a bit compared to ATTO, and this is the result of the test data now being primarily incompressible – Mostly movies, music, and photographs. We tested the drive with multiple data sizes ranging from 500MB to 1000MB.

AS SSD benchmark Suite
This nice little German application gives an extensive result set. The test is popular, so I included it. AS SSD, for the most part, gives us the worst-case scenario in SSD transfer speeds because of its use of incompressible data. So its a good indicator of late-life performance.


The HIKVISION C100 SSD is yet another product in the already increasing low-end SSD scene. We have a 3d TLC NAND flash-based SSD with a custom controller with a sub INR 3000 Price for the 240GB. It performs pretty well for its price and competes with the other products in the same price as the Kingston A400 and the Galax Gamer L SSD.

If you are in the market for a new SSD, this SSD is should be in your consideration.