Samsung T1 500GB USB3 SSD Review

Real world copy
tests

I will now conduct a few real world copy tests. These tests
simulate what real people do with their drives. I will be conducting reading
and writing tests, using a large single file, and I will then round off the
tests by copying a folder of MP3 audio files, and also a folder of JPG
pictures.

For the writing tests, the test files are first copied to a
RAMDisk, and then copied to the review drive. For the reading tests, the test
files are copied from the review drive to a RAMDisk.

Single large file writing test (8144.6MB)

For this test I used a single DVD9 ISO file which had been
copied to the RAMDisk. The file was then copied to the Samsung T1.

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The Samsung T1 SSD has very good sequential writing
performance, and finishes this test in 19.83 seconds, with an average writing
speed of 410.74 MB/s.

Single large file reading test (8144.6MB)

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The Samsung T1 has very good sequential reading performance,
and completed the test in 18.73 seconds, with an average reading speed of
434.75 MB/s.


Write a folder of JPG picture files.

For this test I copied a folder of JPG picture files from
the RAMDisk to the Samsung T1 SSD. The folder contained 7861 JPG pictures, with
a total capacity of 8410.3MB.

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Once again the Samsung T1 is performing very well. The test
completed in 29.48 seconds, with an average writing speed of 285.24 MB/s.

Read a folder of JPG picture files.

For this test I copied a folder of JPG picture files from
the Samsung T1 SSD to a RAMDisk. The folder contained 7861 JPG pictures, with a
total capacity of 8410.3MB.

 

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Once again we can see that the Samsung T1 has very good
sequential reading speed and completed the test in 20.23 seconds, with an
average reading speed of 415 MB/s.


Write a folder of MP3 audio files.

For this test I copied a folder of MP3 audio files from our RAMDisk
to the Samsung T1 SSD. The folder contained 1691 MP3 audio files, with a total
capacity of 9176.5MB.

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Yet again the Samsung T1 500GB SSD is performing well, and
completed the test in 24.59 seconds, with an average writing speed of 373.12
MB/s.

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Read a folder of MP3 audio files.

For this test I copied a folder of MP3 audio files from the
Samsung T1 SSD to a RAMDisk. The folder contained 1691 MP3 audio files, with a
total capacity of 9176.5MB.

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Again sequential reading performance is of a high standard,
with the test completing in 21.30 seconds, and an average reading speed of
430.88 MB/s


Reading and writing performance with the drive filled to 75% of its stated
capacity.

The Samsung T1 SSD was filled to 75% of its stated capacity
before beginning the tests. The (fill data) consisted of real world data,
including video, audio, graphics, and Microsoft Word and Excel documents.

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Our test folder of MP3 audio files were then copied the
RAMDisk to the Samsung T1, and then read from the Samsung T1 back to the RAMDisk.

The idea of this test is to see how the Samsung T1 performs
once there is a lot of data on the drive.

Read test 75% full

For this test I copied a folder of MP3 audio files from the
Samsung T1 SSD to the RAMDisk. The folder contained 1691 MP3 audio files, with
a total capacity of 9176.5MB.

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You wouldn’t expect to see a significant slowdown in reading
performance even with the SSD filled to 75% of its capacity, and this proved to
be the case.

Write test 75% full

For this test I copied a folder of MP3 audio files from the
RAMDisk to the Samsung T1 SSD. The folder contained 1691 MP3 audio files, with
a total capacity of 9176.5MB.

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Writing performance can drop off when the drive has a lot of
data on it, but this wasn’t the case with the Samsung T1. The drive managed to
maintain its writing performance extremely well, in fact writing performance
has actually increased.

Summary

With very good sequential reading and writing performance,
the Samsung T1 was always going to do well in these tests, and this is exactly
how things turned out. The Samsung T1 has managed to push USB3 to its limits
and you can’t expect much faster from any USB3 connected device.

This concludes our review. To read the final thoughts and
conclusion, click the link below….

 

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