Performance in FC-Test
As usual, the major testing tool for singling out the fastest HDD enclosure is our own FC-Test. This benchmarking utility measures the time it takes to create (i.e. to write), to read and to copy several sets of files that differ in size and number of files included. Knowing this time we can calculate the speed of the drive.
The Windows and Programs patterns consist of many smaller files, while the other three patterns include just a few files but of larger size. Two 32GB partitions are created on the drive for the copy operations and the file patterns are first copied within the same partition (copy near) and then from one partition to another (copy far).
We will start with NTFS file system.
The first diagram shows how fast the testing participants can cope with file creation. Thermaltake Muse enclosure didn’t win this time, but fell just a little bit behind the winners, occupying the third or fourth position in all patterns.
The read speed test doesn’t show anything new. Our main hero is no winner again, but it is still minimally behind the leaders.
Thermaltake solution is not the fastest during file copying within the same partition. But the overall situation is again quite ok: it is just a tiny bit behind the rivals.
Here the situation is not any different again. Thermaltake Muse seems to be confidently behind the leaders in all patterns, but it doesn’t allow the gap to grow any bigger.
Now let’s take a closer look at the results obtained in FAT32 file system.