Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

Test machine

For this review I will be using a computer with the
following configuration:


  • Motherboard: Asus Z97 Deluxe (Intel Z97 chipset)
  • Processor: Intel 4th generation Core i7 4770K
  • CPU cooler: BeQuiet Dark Rock Pro 2
  • RAM: 16GB Samsung Green DDR3 1600MHz (dual channel)
  • GFX: Onboard Intel HD 4600
  • Sound: Onboard Realtek ALC1050 HD audio controller
  • Hard disk OS: OCZ Vector 256GB SSD.
  • Case: Antec Performance One P280
  • PSU: Antec True Power modular 550W
  • Display: Dell UltraSharp U2412M 24” widescreen IPS LCD (HDCP
  • Operating System: Windows 8.1 Professional 64bit

Samsung T1 SSD was connected to an Intel native USB3 port on
the Z97 motherboard of our review PC and all tests on the drive were carried
out with the drive connected to this port.

The test PC has USAP enabled USB3 ports, and this was
enabled for all the tests in this article.


Test applications

To test the performance of the Samsung T1  SSD, I will be
using the following test applications in this review.

Test procedures

The Samsung T1 external SSD’s intended use is to be able to
transfer large amounts of data from one PC or laptop to another. I will
therefore run a few synthetic benchmarks so we can see how fast the T1 is
technically. You can take what you wish from these tests, but the ‘real world’
tests a little later in this article will give a much better picture of how the
Samsung T1 performs in its intended role in the real world.

Now let’s head to the next page, where I look at some
basic benchmarks…