REAL WORLD DATA TRANSFER TESTING
For today’s report, we thought we might do a bit of true transfer speed testing with files that one would typically transfer in their own system. All files, in fact, come from my own system and consist of 15GB samples of video, music, pictures and OS files. All files would be moved from the systems SSD to that of the SSD being tested and each file then moved from one spot on that SSD to another and timed. Just for the fun of it, we thought we might include some pretty impressive AHCI PCIe and NVMe SSDs as well as the SATA 3 M.2 SSD counterparts.
OPERATING SYSTEM FILES
Perhaps the most obvious observation that we can draw from these tests is the absolute lightning performance of PCIe/NVMe SSDs in comparison to SATA 3, many times proving 4-6 times faster. Looking a bit closer though, you might notice how close the Patriot Ignite and MyDigitalSSD BP5e are in performance, each trumping the other twice in the 4 tests. This is because both SSDs contain the Phison S10 controller and simply differ in memory, with the Patriot using Micron mlc NAND while the MyDigitalSSD makes use of Toshiba TLC memory. This TLC memory allows the MyDigitalSSD to reach a better value point while maintaining similar performance.