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LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 500GB External HDD - Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark

LaCie has a strong USB 3.0 enclosure that is fast, reliable and cheap. Chris takes a look and shows us that USB 3.0 storage doesn't have to break the bank.

| Enclosures/Externals in Storage | Posted: Jul 16, 2010 1:50 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%      Manufacturer: LaCie

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.

 


Crystal Disk Mark Tests

 

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USB 2.0 Test

 

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USB 3.0 Test

 

In CDM we like to look at 4K performance and 4K NCQ performance. Here we see that USB 3.0 does not help the 4K performance by a large margin, but this is mainly due to the type of drive used in the LaCie Rugged.

 

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