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 drive reading from & writing to a 256GB Samsung SSD850 PRO.
We use the following file types:
- 100GB data file.
- 60GB ISO image.
- 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).
- 5GB (1.5bn pixel) photo.
850 Pro Transfers
To get a measure of how much faster PCIe NVMe drives are than standard SATA SSDs we use the same files but transfer to and from a 512GB Toshiba OCZ RD400.
When it comes to dealing with our real life file transfer tests, the drive deals with larger file sizes much more effectively than the small bity files of the 50GB file, 60GB Steam and 10GB audio folders. When writing the larger files to a SATA drive, the MP510 gave over 500MB/s performance for most of them. Switching to writing to another NVMe drive, the transfer rates for the 5GB photo and 12GB movie folder came out at a very impressive at 2,483MB/s and 2,481MB/s respectively.