Recently, I built a new AMD mainstream desktop system with some existing parts that I had available. This system has six storage drives, with various levels of technology and performance. I thought it would be interesting to run CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0 on each of these drives. So, here are some quick comparative CrystalDiskMark results in 2020 from those six drives.
This system has a Gigabyte B550 AORUS MASTER motherboard, which is actually a great choice for a B550 motherboard, especially if you want extra storage flexibility. AMD B550 motherboards only have PCIe 4.0 support from the CPU, not from the B550 chipset.
Glenn gets some outstanding performance from one drive and reminds us once more of how beautiful SSD and M.2 drives are.