Crystal Disk Benchmark is used to measure read and write performance through sampling of random data which is, for the most part, incompressible. Performance is virtually identical, regardless of data sample so we have included only that using random data samples.
High sequential read speeds for the Plugable are a bit lower than we have seen elsewhere (MyDigitalSSD MX2), however they are still decent.
The toughest benchmark available for solid state drives is AS SSD as it relies solely on incompressible data samples when testing performance. For the most part, AS SSD tests can be considered the ‘worst case scenario’ in obtaining data transfer speeds and many enthusiasts like AS SSD for their needs. Transfer speeds are displayed on the left with IOPS results on the right.
As much as I am stuck on the 2.8GB/s performance of my Samsung X5, or better yet the Tekq Rapide, it is great to see a tool-less portable SSD enclosure that allows anyone to quickly and easily switch off NVMe SSDs for storage, and move data at speeds up to 1GB/s at a very low purchase price. Nice job Plugable!