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FC-Test 2.0

Now we’ll check the drives out in the newest version of FC-Test.

The first diagram is about writing a hundred 1MB files. The Kingston Secure is ragingly fast here, enjoying an almost twofold advantage over its closest pursuer Apacer HA202. The A-DATA PD3 is third. There are three obvious losers here: Transcend V60, PQI U190 and A-DATA PD0.

When reading the 100x1MB file-set, the Apacer HA202 is slightly faster than the Kingston Secure. The leaders are followed by the A-DATA PD3 and the Pretec ChaCha that don’t differ much between each other. The other drives are considerably slower than the leading quartet. The A-DATA PD0 and TwinMOS R3 are the slowest in this test.

The Kingston Secure wins again as it is writing the 10x10MB file-set, but the Apacer HA202 has got closer to the leader. The A-DATA PD3 is third. The Transcend V60, PQI U190 and A-DATA PD0 look much weaker than their opponents in this test.

The diagram of reading the 10x10MB file-set shows four clear leaders. The Apacer HA202 takes first place again and is followed by the Kingston Secure. The A-DATA PD3 and Pretec ChaCha are third and fourth, respectively. The A-DATA PD0 and TwinMOS R3 are the slowest drives here.

The Apacer HA202 manages to leave the Kingston Secure behind in the test of writing a single 100MB file. Third place goes to the A-DATA PD3. The Transcend V60, PQI U190 and A-DATA PD0 are the trio of outsiders, although the Transcend makes an attempt to break away from this group.

As we’ve noted earlier, the size of the processed file has a bigger effect on the drive’s write speed than on its read speed. That’s why there are no big changes here. The Apacer HA202 is in the lead, followed by the Kingston Secure, A-DATA PD3 and Pretec ChaCha. These four again look preferable to the other devices in read speed. The A-DATA PD0 and TwinMOS R3 are the slowest.

 
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