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Silicon Power Armor A80 USB 3.0 640GB Portable HDD - Benchmarks - AS SSD

Silicon Power merges the speed of USB 3.0 with military ruggedness to make a portable HDD that can take a beating under water or in our lab.

| HDDs in Storage | Posted: Aug 17, 2010 11:05 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Silicon Power

AS SSD Benchmark

 

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AS determines the performance of Solid State Drives (SSD). The tool contains four synthetic as well as three practice tests. The synthetic tests are to determine the sequential and random read and write performance of the SSD. These tests are carried out without the use of the operating system caches.

 

In all synthetic tests the test file size is 1GB. AS can also determine the access time of the SSD, the access of which the drive is determined to read through the entire capacity of the SSD (Full Stroke). The write access test is only to be met with a 1 GB big test file. At the end of the tests three values for the read and write as well as the overall performance will be issued. In addition to the calculated values which are shown in MB/s, they are also represented in IO per seconds (IOPS).

 

Note: AS SSD is a great benchmark for many tests, but since Crystal Disk Mark covers a broader range of 4K tests and HD Tune Pro covering sequential speeds, we will only use the Copy Benchmark from AS SSD.

 

- Copy Benchmark

 

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The most commonly used task for external storage products is transferring data to and from the drive. In AS SSD we are able to simulate a controlled transfer of three common file formats. The Armor A80 is capable of transferring an ISO file at 43.16MB/s, Program Files at 27.03MB/s and Game Files 38.95MB/s. USB 2.0 is only able to perform these same tests at 14MB/s so we see significant improvements from the USB 3.0 Armor A80.

 

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