To test the drive performance today we are using an Intel Core i7 990X Extreme Edition system.
Processor: Core i7 990X Extreme Edition @ 4.8ghz.
Cooling: Corsair H100 Liquid Cooler.
Motherboard: Asus Rampage III Black Edition.
Chassis: Lian Li X2000F.
Power Supply: ADATA 1200W.
Memory: (6 x 4GB) 24GB Visiontek DDR3 1866mhz (10-10-10-24).
Storage: Memoright 240GB SSD & 2TB Samsung storage drive.
Monitors: Dell U3011.
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 512GB
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB
ADATA Nobility N005 Pro 64GB Flash Drive.
Kingston 64GB DT Ultimate Drive.
1TB USB 3.0 Toshiba HDD.
We perform each test multiple times to ensure that abnormalities don’t enter into the test results.
First we copied a folder containing 12 MKV files, totaling 8GB in size. We copied them to and from each of the drives via an internal SATA 6Gbps based Memoright 240GB SSD.
The Corsair Voyager GS 128GB topped our performance chart in the read test – claiming a score of 285 MB/s. Write performance was slightly behind the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX Predator 512GB and Patriot SuperSonic Magnum 256GB – but it was still very closely matched.
Next we copied a folder with many mixed files, ranging in size from simple text based Word documents to several 100 MB video files. The folder size is 1GB. We record the average time taken then work out the speeds of the drives. Again we copy via an internal SATA based Memoright 240GB SSD.
Performance always drops when dealing with a mixed size file folder although the results are still excellent. The Corsair Voyager GS 128GB is the market leader when it comes to reading data.