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Published January 11, 2011
For our 6GB ISO test we take a single large file and duplicate it on the drive measuring the time it takes using a stopwatch. The test is run three times and the average result is recorded. Usually, the three runs are very similar. The above graphs show both transfer time in seconds and throughput in MB/s.
The Kingston SSDNow V+180 64GB took just 61 seconds to complete our 6GB file copy test with a throughput of 97.3MB/s making it 31% faster than the SSDNow V Series 64GB. Moreover, the SSDNow V+180 64GB was twice as fast as the OCZ Vertex 2 40GB and 2.6 times faster than the OCZ Onyx 64GB.
The program copy test is comprised of many small non-compressed files. This is where SSDs often struggle and where early-gen drives are usually slower than traditional hard drives. Our reference Samsung 3.5" desktop hard drive managed to complete the test in 28 seconds making it a fraction faster than the Seagate Momentus XT 500GB.
The Kingston SSDNow V+180 64GB also dominated our program file copy test taking just 16.7 seconds, achieving a transfer speed of 84.1MB/s. That made the SSDNow V+ 180 64GB an impressive 45% faster than the SSDNow V Series 64GB and over two times faster than the OCZ Onyx 64GB.
The game copy evaluation is comprised of a mixture of small and large files. Again, the Kingston SSDNow V+180 64GB was the fastest budget SSD we've tested, taking just 13.1 seconds to complete this task with a throughput of 105.4MB/s. This made the SSDNow V+ 180 64GB roughly 93% faster than the SSDNow V Series 64GB and 80% faster than the OCZ Vertex 2 40GB.
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