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FC-Test - continued
Next, File Copy Test combines read and write tasks in some, er, copy tests.

Copy tests combine read and write operations, and it's the X25-M's slow write speeds that likely hinder it here. The Intel SSD actually fares pretty well with the Windows and Programs test patterns, which are made up of large numbers of small files. However, it's not nearly as competitive with the ISO, MP3, and Install test patterns.

FC-Test's second wave of copy tests involves copying files from one partition to another on the same drive.

Our partition copy results closely track with those of the standard copy test. The X25-M offers reasonable performance when copying large groups of small files, but it's much slower with test patterns dominated by smaller numbers of larger files.