Test System & Transfer Performance

Core i7 Test System Specs
- Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz)
- x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24)
- Asus P6T Deluxe (Intel X58)
- OCZ GameXStream (700 watt)
- Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300)
- HIS Radeon HD 5850 (1GB)
- Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)
- ATI Catalyst 9.11

Measuring data throughput when copying to and from the 500GB Hitachi SimpleTough we found upload and download speeds to be 23.7MB/s and 29.1MB/s, respectively. Compared to the A-DATA SH93, which uses a Fujitsu hard drive, performance was down around 4MB/s for both. This was a little disappointing as it means that Hitachi's portable drive is roughly 12% slower than the A-DATA SH93.