Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review


 

File reading and writing performance tests


To test the file reading and writing performance of the Samsung HD103UJ, we used the file benchmark option in HD Tune Pro using various file sizes between 32KB to 512MB.

To understand what the file benchmarking graphs are showing, we present a short explanation.

The vertical axis of the graph shows the reading and writing speed of the device in Megabytes per second, with the blue colour showing reading performance and the orange colour showing writing performance.

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The horizontal axis of the graph shows the file block size in Kbytes and, as we can see, various block sizes are used in the test.

A small block size is useful for making the most of the available storage space on the device (very small files take up less space). The downside of using a small block size is that performance suffers badly when larger files need to be stored or read from the device. Using a larger block size will use up more space on the device when very small files are being stored, however, using a  larger block size will give much better performance when larger files have to be stored or read from the device. 

Below are our obtained results.

Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

32KB file size (silent)

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Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

32KB file size (fast)


Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

1 MB file size (silent)

Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

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1 MB file size (fast)


Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

4MB file size (silent)

Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

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4MB file size (fast)


Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

8MB file size (silent)

Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

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8MB file size (fast)


Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

64MB file size (silent)

Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

64MB file size (fast)


Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

512MB file size (silent)

Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review

512MB file size (fast)


Summary

On very small files we can see that the drive handles most of the transfers from the internal cache. On large files we can see that the drive achieves its maximum speed with a block size of 64KB or more.

This concludes our Samsung Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ review. Click the link below to read the conclusion…

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