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MSI GE62 2QD (Apache) 029UK Review

To test USB 3.0 performance we need a drive that is capable of completely saturating the bus. Until recently we used the Corsair Voyager GTX drive, one of the fastest pen drives on the market. We have recently switched to using a 500GB Brinell Drive, available on Amazon for around £250 inc vat. Inside is a 500GB SAMSUNG EVO 840 SSD, a product all our readers are familiar with.
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We have not reviewed this product, but it is one of the fastest external SSD products you can buy, and is self powered from the USB 3.0 port.
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This is pretty much as good a result as we have recorded from this drive. Interestingly, we found that the front most USB 3.0 port on the left of the MSI GE62 2QD failed to deliver enough power to the drive. It wouldn’t mount. Other drives worked fine in this port.
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Read performance hit peaks of around 460 MB/s, at the limits of the USB3.0 interface (after overheads).


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