Reviewed by: Antonis
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
As expected, an elegant presentation from Lexar for the Workflow DD512 USB3
The reverse side of the package for the Workflow DD512.
you will find the Workflow DD512 USB3 SSD and also a USB3 cable.
A closer look at the Lexar Workflow DD512GB USB3 SSD
The top side of the Workflow DD512
and the underside of the Workflow DD512
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.
back we see the USB3 port and nothing else.
For this review I will be using a Dell
laptop and a PC with the following configuration:
- Motherboard: AsRock Z77 Extreme 4 (Intel Z68
- Processor: Intel 2nd generation
Core i5 2500K
- RAM: 2x4GB Kingston
- GFX: Onboard Intel HD 3000
- Sound: Onboard Realtek HD audio
- 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
- Dell Inspiron
- CPU: Intel
- RAM: Crucial
BallistiX 2x8GB SODIMM DDR3
- VGA: Intel
- HDD1: Corsair
Force LX (OS Drive)
The Lexar Workflow DD512 was connected to
the Intel USB3 ports on the desktop and also on the laptop.
To test the performance of the Lexar
Workflow DD512GB USB3 SSD, I will be using the following test applications in
Let’s head to the next page where we
will start our synthetic benchmarks.