EMTEC Speedin X600 External SSD Review: Affordable, Portable Storage

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CrystalDiskMark Benchmarks

CrystalDiskMark is a synthetic benchmark that tests both sequential and random small and mid-sized file transfers using incompressible data. It provides a quick look at best and worst case scenarios with regard to solid state storage performance, best case being larger sequential transfers and worse case being small, random transfers.

CrystalDiskMark x64 Benchmarks
Synthetic File Transfer Tests
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CrystalDiskMark again shows that the Speedin' drive is on par with a typical USB 3 drive like the Corsair Voyager GT. It did well in the Sequential Transfer Test with respect to read speed, but writes were anemic. That's par for the course on an entry-level external drive though. Its other performance characteristics, however, were fairly poor as it trailed the Corsair drive in the 4K transfer tests.

What these numbers mean is that the EMTEC Speedin' should work well for file storage, but you won't want to be running applications from the drive that write lots of small bits of data.

Tags:  SSD, Storage, USB, X600, emtec

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