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Galax HOF Pro 1TB NVMe PCIe Gen4 M.2 SSD Review (Page 2)

Jon Coulter | Dec 3, 2019 at 11:03 am CST - 1 min, 19 secs reading time for this page
Rating: 95%Manufacturer: GalaxModel: HONA1K4T9BG56C4LWXWCXN

CrystalDiskMark

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We can hit advertised sequential speeds with the usual caveat regarding E16 sequential write speeds. There are actually two caveats since we've switched to CDM version 7. The first is CDM 7 doesn't use the same file size, or queues as version 6, which was used to establish factory sequential specs. Secondly, sequential write speeds of 4,400 MB/s are only attainable when the drive is empty or almost empty, and we test as OS disk 50% filled.

We want to take note of the HOF Pro's Q1T1 random read speed of 66.12 MB/s as it is slightly better than any Phison E16-based SSD that we've tested to this point.

Anvil's Storage Utilities

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When assessing Anvil results, our attention is focused on the total read score first. The reason being, read performance matters most in relation to user experience. Typically speaking, 80% of the data digested by consumers is read back while only 20% is written anew.

As we've repeatedly seen, Phison E16-based SSDs like the HOF Pro currently deliver the best overall read performance for your Gen4 enabled AMD platform. Excluding Optane, of course. And there is more good news for owners of Phison E16-based SSDs because they also enjoy the best overall write performance of ANY consumer-based non-volatile solid state storage device.

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While virtually meaningless to the end-user, we are hitting nearly 900K random write IOPS at QD64 and a solid 668K random read IOPS at QD128.

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Jon became a computer enthusiast when Windows XP launched. He was into water cooling and benching ATI video cards with modded drivers. Jon has been building computers for others for more than 10 years. Jon became a storage enthusiast the day he first booted an Intel X25-M G1 80GB SSD. Look for Jon to bring consumer SSD reviews into the spotlight.

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