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
If we stick to our ‘XG3 vs 950 Pro’ scenario, we can see that the XG3 prevailed taking 2 of the 4 tests and matching the Samsung for a third. Surprisingly, performance of both the AHCI and NVMe versions of the Samsung SM951 was very similar. In comparing the best with the worst, we can see that transfer speed performance is up to six times better with the Toshiba XG3 M.2 NVMe SSD.