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Buffalo MiniStation Velocity 960GB external SSD 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 a 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).

When it comes to dealing with real life data transfers the drive performed very well. Write speed averaged 316.32MB/s for the five tests while reads averaged 351.06MB/s, topping over 400MB/s for the 12GB Movie Folder and 10GB Photo Folder transfers.


When it comes to dealing with real life data transfers the drive performed very well. Write speed averaged 316.32MB/s for the five tests while reads averaged 351.06MB/s, topping over 400MB/s for the 12GB Movie Folder and 10GB Photo Folder transfers.


Perhaps a better indication of the MiniStation Velocity’s performance is the time it takes to perform the folder copies. Writing the bity files of the 50GB File folder takes just three and a half minutes with the 60GB Steam folder taking just under five minutes. The 12GB Movie folder took just 31 seconds to write to the drive and 29 seconds to be read back.

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