Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

 

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

Review: Lexar
Workflow DD512

Reviewed by: Antonis
Sapanidis

Provided by: Lexar

Model: Workflow DD512GB USB3 SSD

 

 

 

We all know Lexar, and Myce readers have had
the opportunity to read full reviews of their USB3 flash drives, from value
drives like the S33
and the S23,
to their high end USB flash drives like the P10
and the Triton.
This time it won’t be a USB3 flash drive, but a USB3 SSD. Part of their Workflow
series that offers high levels of flexibility and also high read and write
speeds for the professionals, the photographic enthusiasts, and videographers.
Since I am not looking at the whole Workflow series you may wish to visit the
Lexar website to find out more about the workflow
line-up, and also some info about Lexar.

At this point I believe that there is no
need for any further information about Lexar, so let’s move forward and take a closer
look at the Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD that I’ll be reviewing.


Lexar Workflow DD512GB USB3 SSD

Packaging

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

As expected, an elegant presentation from Lexar for the Workflow DD512 USB3
SSD.

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

The reverse side of the package for the Workflow DD512.

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

Inside
you will find the Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD and also a USB3 cable.

A closer look at the Lexar Workflow DD512GB USB3 SSD

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

The top side of the Workflow DD512

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

and the underside of the Workflow DD512

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

The front of the Lexar Workflow DD512 is
the interesting part, as here we find six LEDs. The five first are white ones
that are also used to indicate that used capacity, and the last LED is a blue one
that shows when the drive is powered on and also
flashes when the drive is writing or reading data.

Lexar Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD review

On the
back we see the USB3 port and nothing else.

Test machine

For this review I will be using a Dell
laptop and a PC with the following configuration:

PC hardware:

  • Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 (Intel Z68
    chipset)
  • Processor: Intel 2nd generation
    Core i5 2500K
  • RAM: 2x4GB Kingston
  • GFX: Onboard Intel HD 3000
  • Sound: Onboard Realtek HD audio
    controller
  • Hard disk OS: Corsair Nova 64GB
  • PSU: Corsair CX430 430W
  • Display: Futsiju Siemens 22”
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit with
    Service Pack 1

 

Dell Inspiron 3537

 

The Lexar Workflow DD512 was connected to
the Intel USB3 ports on the desktop and also on the laptop.


Test applications

To test the performance of the Lexar
Workflow DD512GB USB3 SSD, I will be using the following test applications in
this review.


Let’s head to the next page where we
will start our synthetic benchmarks.