File Copy Test
File Copy Test is a pseudo-real-world benchmark that times how long it takes to create, read, and copy files in various test patterns. File copying is tested twice: once with the source and target on the same partition, and once with the target on a separate partition. Scores are presented in MB/s.
To make things easier to read, we've separated our FC-Test results into individual graphs for each test pattern. We'll tackle file creation performance first.
MLC-based flash drives are notorious for their relatively slow write performance, and the X25-M isn't an exception to that rule. The Intel SSD isn't nearly as slow as the MasterDrive here, and it's surprisingly faster than the SLC-based FlashSSD with one workload. Overall, however, the X25-M's file creation speeds can't keep up with even the 5,400-RPM Scorpio Blue.
What the X25-M lacks in sustained write performance it more than makes up when it comes time to read. The Intel drive easily outguns the rest of the pack here, enjoying a commanding lead with all five test patterns. Not even the desktop VelicoRaptor comes close.
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