PQI leans heavily on its internal X25-M SSD to produce the highest read rates of today’s drives. A constant data steam of around 180 MB/s is boosted by around 30 MB/s when the included TurboHDD software is installed.
Second-place in read rates, Super Talent’s SuperCrypt USB 3.0 drops to third place in writes. Its enhanced driver pushes this drive a little farther down the charts, so we’d probably leave it out.
It would be foolish to ignore write rates, since portable drive users typically write data on a regular basis. OCZ’s Enyo leads in writes by an even larger margin than its competitor does in reads, putting it slightly ahead.
- In A Rush?
- Chaintech Apogee Astro And OCZ Enyo
- Power Quotient International (PQI) SSD S533-E
- Super Talent’s Express Drive And SuperCrypt Pro
- Test System Configuration
- Transfer Diagrams: Sequential Reads
- Benchmark Results: Sustained Reads
- Benchmark Results: Repetitive Transfers And Access Times
- Operations Per Second
- PCMark Vantage