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Dell Latitude 13 7370 Ultrabook Review


To test the speed of the Latitude 7370's PCIe SSD, I first ran CrystalDiskMark, followed by ATTO Disk Benchmark to confirm the results.


As you can see, the drive is staggeringly fast. Up until now I had never seen PCIe SSD technology in a mainstream laptop, but it does a fantastic job. While 256GB is not a lot, the Latitude 7370 is aimed at the business environment – where documents and emails are king – so it is likely to be enough.

USB 3.0

To test the USB 3.0 Type A port, I plugged in an OCZ Trion 150 SSD via a SATA-to-USB 3.0 5Gbps adapter, which uses the ASMedia ASM1053 controller. We reviewed the SSD HERE, finding it delivers good speed at a budget price. Most importantly, it is capable of saturating the USB 3.0 bus, allowing us to test the speeds the sole USB 3.0 port delivers. To test this, I ran both CrystalDiskMark and ATTO Disk Benchmark on the Trion 150 drive.


The USB 3.0 port performs very well, with speeds well over 400MBps coming close to the ceiling of the USB interface. Unfortunately I had nothing on-hand capable of saturating the Thunderbolt bus, so could not put that aspect of the Latitude 7370 through its paces.

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