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Toshiba N300 8TB HDD Review

To test real life performance of a drive we use a mix of folder/file types and by using the FastCopy utility (which gives a time as well as MB/s result) we record the performance of the drive reading from & writing to a 256GB Samsung SSD850 PRO.

60GB Steam folder – 29,521 files.
50GB File folder – 28,523 files.
12GB Movie folder – 24 files (mix of Blu-ray and 4K files).
10GB Photo folder – 621 files (mix of .png, raw and .jpeg images).
10GB Audio folder – 1,483 files (mix of mp3 and .flac files).

The N300 dealt with the real life file transfers very well. The 60GB Steam folder and in particular the 50GB file folder transfers are ones that quite often cause problems in terms of slowing a drive down but the N300 had no problems dealing with them. The 50GB folder took a shade under 3 minutes to write to the drive and just over 3 minutes to read the data back.

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