Read And Write Transfer Rates
Read Transfer Rates
The HM500LI by Samsung is the fastest mechanical 2.5” drive we’ve ever seen, providing an excellent 57.8 MB/s average transfer rate on our reference test system. It beats all of the competitors in this benchmark.
Hitachi’s Travelstar 5K500 doesn’t do very well in this benchmark. At 62.6 MB/s, it is as fast as Samsung was two drive generations ago with the HM250JI.
Write Transfer Rates
The results are similar for the write throughput benchmark. Samsung dominates and is best of its class in write throughput.