For this test two 32GB partitions are created on the tested SSD and formatted in NTFS. A file-set is then created, read from the SSD, copied within the same partition and copied into another partition. The time taken to perform these operations is measured and the speed of the SSD is calculated.
There are five file-sets that differ in the average size and amount of files but we will only discuss three of them as the most illustrative ones: Install, ISO and Programs. Their names are quite self-descriptive.
Let’s start with writing:
The Samsung 470 series is good at writing, so it wins here.
Let’s check out the speed of reading now.
Although the Samsung wasn’t very good in the read test from the synthetic IOMeter benchmark, it performs well in FC-Test. This means that Samsung has optimized the drive’s firmware for real-life file systems.
The next group of tests shows the speed of copying files.
The Samsung has no opponents among the SATA 3 Gbit/s drives thanks to its high write speed.