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A-DATA Nobility N005 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (Page 7)

By Chris Ramseyer on Sep 23, 2010 09:54 pm CDT - 1 min, 33 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 85%Manufacturer: A-DATA

AS SSD Benchmark

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.2.3577.40358
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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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This is the set of tests that most users need to pay close attention to, since transferring data is the primary function of portable drives. Here we see the A-DATA N005 doing a decent job with the ISO and Game tests, but the Program test where many small and large files are transferred appeared to really slow the drive considerably. For a comparison we can look at the Hitachi SIMPLEtough, a USB 2.0 HDD device that was able to perform the Program test at 13.94MB/s; more than 4MB/s faster.

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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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