Storage Devices

Storage Device Benchmark

Tested Products

BrandModelInterfaceCapacityNAND FlashReview Score
SabrentRocket 3.0PCIe 3.02 TBTLC87
AsuraGenesis XtremePCIe 3.01 TBTLC87
SabrentRocket QPCIe 3.02 TBQLC86.67
SabrentRocket Nano RuggedUSB2 TBTLC85.67
SK hynixGold P31PCIe 3.01 TBTLC83.67
KingstonA2000PCIe 3.01 TBTLC83.67
Silicon PowerP34A80PCIe 3.01 TBTLC83.33
KingstonXS2000USB1 TBTLC83.33
Western DigitalWD BLUE 3D NANDSATA1 TBTLC83.33
Silicon PowerUD70PCIe 3.01 TBQLC83
Silicon PowerXD80PCIe 3.02 TBTLC82
Silicon PowerP34A60PCIe 3.01 TBTLC81.67
Silicon PowerBolt B75 ProUSB1 TBTLC81.67
KingstonA1000PCIe 3.0480 GBTLC81
Silicon PowerPC60USB960 GBTLC81
KingstonKC2500PCIe 3.01 TBTLC80.67
KingstonKC2000PCIe 3.01 TBTLC80.33
OWCAura P12PCIe 3.02 TBTLC80.33
SK hynixGold S31SATA1 TBTLC80
KingstonKC600SATA1 TBTLC79.33
KINGMAXPX3480PCIe 3.0256 GBTLC78.5
Silicon PowerSuperior V30UHS128 GBN/A78.33
KingstonUV500SATA480 GBTLC77.67
SeagateST1000DM010SATA1 TBN/A76.67
ToshibaDT01ACA100SATA1 TBN/A76.67
Western DigitalWD10EZEXSATA1 TBN/A76.67
KingstonUV400SATA480 GBTLC74.33
  • “Review Score” is an average of the three categories (Unboxing, Performance, Value).

Testing Methodology

CrystalDiskMark can measure both sequential and random 4KB read/write speeds with a queue depth of 32. ATTO Disk Benchmark can test how the drive performs across different transfer block sizes, mostly in a sequential environment. AS SSD Benchmark can provide both normal read/write speed and the IOPS performance of the drive. HD Tune Pro can be used to simulate a large file transfer of up to 100 GB. We also recorded the time to copy three files of 10 GB, 500 MB and 250 MB from a RAM disk to the SSD, to simulate a real-world situation.

TestbenchVersion 1Version 2
CPUIntel Core i5-8400 @ 2.9 GHz (65W TDP)Intel Core i7-9700K @ 4.80 GHz @ 1.30 V (~150W TDP)
CPU CoolerNoctua NH-U12S (its review here)Noctua NH-U12S (its review here)
MotherboardASRock Z370 Killer SLIASRock Z370 Killer SLI
RAMHyperX Predator RGB DDR4-3600 16 GB kit (its review here)HyperX Predator RGB DDR4-3600 16 GB kit (its review here)

Our Benchmark Results

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