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Benchmarks: File Copy Test

The below graph measures the time it takes to duplicate (copy) a 6GB file on each of the drives, while we are also measuring the transfer speed. Therefore please note that the higher the yellow bars the better, while the lower the blue bars the better, as this is a measurement in time.

The Samsung Spinpoint F1 hard drive took a total of 3 minutes and 34 seconds to copy the 6GB test file, giving it an average transfer rate of 28MB/s. The Intel X25-M for example took 1 minute and 24 seconds to copy the same file, as it produced an average transfer speed of 71.2MB/s. Surprisingly the OCZ Agility was even faster than this, reaching 78.4MB/s, while the A-Data S592 averaged 82.3MB/s.

The original Vertex could achieve an average transfer speed of 87.1MB/s, while the new OCZ Vertex Turbo was capable of an impressive 104.3MB/s, meaning it copied the 6GB file in under a minute, making it the only SSD to break the minute barrier. The Corsair P Series 128GB took 1 minute and 3 seconds to copy the 6GB file, giving it an average transfer rate of 94.7MB/s.