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Quick comparison of latest-gen drive speeds for M.2 and USB


J7SC_Orion
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After recently finishing new builds & updating existing ones (Raven_A with dual mobos, Raven_B with dual mobos), I tested out the read and write speeds of all the types of drives used in those builds via CrystalDiskMark. This is not meant as a benchmark thread, and no special drivers or optimizations were used, just the ones that come with Windows 10 Pro - just plug each one into an Asus X570 Dark hero mobo and see what happens. 

 

FYI, the last entry (ancient Verbatim USB drive) has been i use for about five years or so, and the new Kingston 64GB USB was connected via USB Type-C dongle with USB 3.0 interface that also has a 1Gbps network connection and HDMI 4K / 60.

 

While not as 'sexy' as hi-po CPUs and GPUs, fixed drives and mobile USBs really can make a big difference when transferring files between physically different locations...with a new camera that has a 256 GB / VR30 Micro SD card, having the ability to read from and write to everything relatively fast puts the finishing touches on the Raven builds. 

 

Comments welcome !

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