Samsung T3 2TB External 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 T3.

Samsung T3 2TB External USB3 SSD Review

The Samsung T3 SSD has very good sequential writing
performance, and finishes this test in 19.3 seconds, with an average writing
speed of 421 MB/s.

Samsung T3 2TB External USB3 SSD Review

In this test, the Samsung T3 is slightly faster than the T1.

Single large file reading test (8144.6MB)

Samsung T3 2TB External USB3 SSD Review

The Samsung T3 has very good sequential reading performance,
and completed the test in 18.4 seconds, with an average reading speed of 442.9
MB/s.

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Once again, the Samsung T3 proves to be marginally faster
than the Samsung T1.


Write a folder of JPG picture files.

For this test I copied a folder of JPG picture files from
the RAMDisk to the Samsung T3 SSD. The folder contained 7861 JPG pictures, with
a total capacity of 8410.3MB.

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Once again the Samsung T3 is performing very well. The test
completed in 21.2 seconds, with an average writing speed of 396.4 MB/s.

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This time the Samsung T3 proved to be much faster than the
older Samsung T1.

Read a folder of JPG picture files.

For this test I copied a folder of JPG picture files from
the Samsung T3 SSD to a RAMDisk. The folder contained 7861 JPG pictures, with a
total capacity of 8410.3MB.

 

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Yet again we can see that the Samsung T3 has very good
sequential reading speed and completed the test in 20.1 seconds, with an
average reading speed of 418.2 MB/s.

Samsung T3 2TB External USB3 SSD Review

Once again, the Samsung T3 proves to be slightly faster than
the older Samsung T1.


Write a folder of MP3 audio files.

For this test I copied a folder of MP3 audio files from our RAMDisk
to the Samsung T3 SSD. The folder contained 1691 MP3 audio files, with a total
capacity of 9176.5MB.

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Yet again the Samsung T3 2000GB SSD is performing well, and
completed the test in 22 seconds, with an average writing speed of 416.5 MB/s.

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Once more, the Samsung T3 is the fastest.

Read a folder of MP3 audio files.

For this test I copied a folder of MP3 audio files from the
Samsung T3 SSD to a RAMDisk. The folder contained 1691 MP3 audio files, with a
total capacity of 9176.5MB.

Samsung T3 2TB External USB3 SSD Review

Again sequential reading performance is of a high standard,
with the test completing in 21.1 seconds, and an average reading speed of 434.7
MB/s.

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The Samsung T3 is marginally faster than the T1 in this
test.

Summary

With very good sequential reading and writing performance,
the Samsung T3 was always going to do well in these tests, and this is exactly
how things turned out. The Samsung T3 has managed to push USB3 to its limits
and you can’t expect much faster than this from any USB3 connected device.

 

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