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 folder/file types:
- 100GB data file.
- 60GB iso image.
- 60GB Steam folder – 29,521 files.
- 50GB File folder – 28,523 files.
- 21GB 8K Movie demos – (11 demos)
- 16GB 4K Raw Movie Clips – (9 MP4V files).
- 4.25GB 3D Printer File Folder – (166 files – 105 @ .STL, 38 @ .FBX, 11 @ .blend, 5 @ .lwo, 4 @ .OBJ, [email protected] .3ds).
- 1.5GB AutoCAD File Folder (80 files – 60 @ .DWG and 20 @.DXF).
Our real-life file transfer tests posed little problem for the DC1000M as it handled most of them very efficiently. As always it’s the 50GB file folder transfer that slows down the drive.
To get a measure of how much faster the drive can be reading and writing to another NVMe drive we use the same files but transfer to and from a 512GB Toshiba OCZ RD400:
Taking the SATA drive out of the equation allows the DC1000M to show a bit more of what it’s capable of. Best write performance came with the 100GB Data File transfer at 1,347MB/s while the best read performance came with the 60GB iso transfer at 1,457MB/s.