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Three More External USB 3.0 Drives Benchmarked

Comparison Table And Test Setup

Comparison Table

ManufacturerPQISamsungTranscend
FamilyH566Story Station 3.0StoreJet 25M3
Model NumberHX-DT020EBTS500GSJ25M3
Capacity320 GB2000 GB500 GB
Other Capacities500, 640 GB1000, 1500 GB640 GB
Form Factor2.5"3.5"2.5"
InterfaceUSB 3.0USB 3.0USB 3.0
Weight184 g952 g202 g

Test Setup

System Hardware
HardwareDetail
CPUIntel Core i7-920 (45 nm, 2.66 GHz, 8 MB Shared L3 Cache)
Motherboard (Socket 1366)Supermicro X8SAX, Revision: 1.0, Chipset Intel X58 + ICH10R, BIOS: 1.0B
RAM3 x 1 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair CM3X1024-1333C9DHX
HDDSeagate NL35 400 GB, ST3400832NS, 7200 RPM, SATA 1.5Gb/s, 8 MB Cache
Storage ControllerseSATA: onboard eSATA (ICH10R) USB 2.0: onboard USB 2.0 (ICH10R) USB 3.0: NEC D720200F1 (Gigabyte GA-USB3.0)
Power SupplyOCZ EliteXstream 800 W, OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurementsh2benchw 3.13
I/O PerformanceIOMeter 2008.08.18Fileserver-BenchmarkWebserver-BenchmarkDatabase-BenchmarkWorkstation-BenchmarkStreaming Reads and Writes
System Software and Drivers
Operating SystemWindows 7 Ultimate