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 drive did struggle somewhat with the bity files of the 50GB File folder in both read and write modes, but sailed through all the other tests scoring over 100MB/s for all bar writing the contents of the 10GB Audio Folder which fell just under the 100MB/s barrier at 95.7MB/s.
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