HD Tune — Random access times
In addition to letting us test transfer rates, HD Tune can measure random access times. We've tested with four transfer sizes and presented all the results in a couple of line graphs. We've also busted out the 4KB and 1MB transfers sizes into bar graphs that drop the mechanical drive and should be easier to read.
As the line graph illustrates, the gulf in access times between mechanical and solid-state storage is vast—we're talking multiple orders of magnitude. The SSDs are tightly packed by comparison, and the RevoDrive 3 X2 comes out looking pretty good. We typically see the biggest separation between SSDs in the 1MB read, where the RevoDrive is much quicker than its peers.
The trend continues in HD Tune's random write test. While the RevoDrive 3 X2 falls 0.002 milliseconds short of the lead trio in the 4KB test, it's way out ahead in the 1MB test.
|Samsung's Portable SSD T3 reviewed||7|
|TR BBQ Day Shortbread||13|
|Watch the "second-10th" TR BBQ live in 360 degrees right now||9|
|G.Skill hooks up the TR BBQ with some giveaway goodies||11|
|We threw a Minecraft party to test Samsung's Gear VR headset||9|
|Deals of the week: cheap solid-state storage and more||19|
|Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 480 hot-rods Polaris 10||59|
|AMD gets back in the black with its second-quarter financials||41|
|Nvidia unveils a Pascal-powered Titan X with 11 TFLOPS on tap||174|
|I'll...just review the thin air on my desk where a GTX 1060 would fit, since that's what we have.||+115|