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Quick comparison of latest-gen drive speeds for M.2 and USB


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After recently finishing new builds & updating existing ones (Raven_A with dual mobos, Raven_B with dual mobos), I tested out the read and write speeds of all the types of drives used in those builds via CrystalDiskMark. This is not meant as a benchmark thread, and no special drivers or optimizations were used, just the ones that come with Windows 10 Pro - just plug each one into an Asus X570 Dark hero mobo and see what happens. 


FYI, the last entry (ancient Verbatim USB drive) has been i use for about five years or so, and the new Kingston 64GB USB was connected via USB Type-C dongle with USB 3.0 interface that also has a 1Gbps network connection and HDMI 4K / 60.


While not as 'sexy' as hi-po CPUs and GPUs, fixed drives and mobile USBs really can make a big difference when transferring files between physically different locations...with a new camera that has a 256 GB / VR30 Micro SD card, having the ability to read from and write to everything relatively fast puts the finishing touches on the Raven builds. 


Comments welcome !






Edited by J7SC_Orion



CPU: CPU: ><.......7950X3D - Aorus X670E Master - 48GB DDR5 7200 (8000) TridentZ SK Hynix - Giga-G-OC/Galax RTX 4090 670W - LG 48 OLED - 4TB NVMEs >< .......5950X - Asus CH 8 Dark Hero - 32GB CL13 DDR4 4000 - AMD R 6900XT 500W - Philips BDM40 4K VA - 2TB NVME & 3TB SSDs >> - <<.......4.4 TR 2950X - MSI X399 Creation - 32 GB CL 14 3866 - Asus RTX 3090 Strix OC/KPin 520W and 2x RTX 2080 Ti Gigabyte XTR WF WB 380W - LG 55 IPS HDR - 1TB NVME & 4TB SSDs
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