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Kingston SSDNow KC400 512GB 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  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).
Real Life

The KC400 dealt with the real life folders without any problems, averaging out across the five folders at 437MB/s for writes and 408MB/s for reads. The performance did fall dramatically, however, when reading back the small bity files contained in the 50GB File folder.


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