Interestingly, the copying test ranks the HDDs up in the same manner in the previous test (reading small files).
Samsung’s HDD can be proud of its own performance with the large file. No HDD has ever showed such a high copying speed.
The HDD from Western Digital copes well enough with this test while the Seagate team is slow. The identical results of the Seagate HDDs suggest that they have similar firmware.
Copying a lot of small files doesn’t change the overall picture. Yes, the Samsung drive is not so far ahead of the others, yet it is still unrivalled.
Copying the file-set into another partition doesn’t produce new results.
The numbers change but the overall picture remains the same. The Samsung is in the lead, followed by the Hitachi team. Seagate’s HDDs are at the bottom of the diagram.
The Samsung SpinPoint F1 is surely the winner of FC-Test as it combines a highest read speed with an impressive speed of writing. It has set a new record in the copying test!