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HP Portable SSD P600 Review - Thick but well worth it (Page 2)

Chris Ramseyer | Nov 23, 2018 at 10:00 am CST - 1 min, 31 secs reading time for this page

Performance Testing

Product Comparison

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We've published a few portable SSDs in this layout with the same drives. The P600 SSD joins new to market portable SSDs from Silicon Power and Seagate.

The Samsung T5 is the best-selling portable SSD this year and performance stays roughly the same throughout the series regardless of the capacity. It's a constant in our testing as is he Adata SE730 and LaCie Rugged RAID, the only hard disk drive of the group.

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Block Testing

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The 1TB P600 scores well in both the reading and writing tests where we increase the block size to measure performance across a wide range of data. It's not the absolute fastest drive, but it's right in the mix with the better drives shipping today and still using a SATA SSD in the enclosure.

Full Span Performance

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The 1TB P600 delivers consistent read performance using 128KB blocks when we read across the entire user area. We observed slightly more variation writing 128KB blocks to the drive but never encountered any severe dips like some of the other products on the write chart. The P600 should deliver strong performance in our real-world data transfers tests.

File Transfer Tests

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Moving our focus to transferring real data to the HP P600, we, in fact, see strong performance for this class of product. The 1TB drive scored near the top in two tests and at the top for the heaviest test that mixed small and large block size data (documents, pictures, videos, and other assorted files).

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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