|SilverStone Treasure TS07 USB 3.0 Enclosure|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Storage|
|Written by Marc Fruchtman|
|Wednesday, 12 October 2011|
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Test Results: Everest Disk Benchmark
The EVEREST Disk Benchmark performs linear read and write bandwidth tests on each drive, and can be configured to use file chunk sizes up to 1MB (which speeds up testing and minimizes jitter in the waveform). Because of the full sector-by-sector nature of linear testing, Benchmark Reviews endorses this method for testing SSD products, as detailed in our Solid State Drive Benchmark Performance Testing article. However, Hard Disk Drive products suffer a lower average bandwidth as the capacity draws linear read/write speed down into the inner-portion of the disk platter. EVEREST Disk Benchmark does not require a partition to be present for testing, so all of our benchmarks are completed prior to drive formatting.
The Highpoint RocketRaid 2720GSL has exceptionally smooth Linear Read performance. We ran three tests and they were almost identical, although occasionally CPU usage varied slightly.
The linear write performance was also consistent over the three tests. It is possible that ADATA has worked out a few of the early kinks in the firmware. As none of the unusual behavior noted here in the earlier review has shown up.
Here we see the linear read performance for the ADATA S511 in the SilverStone TS07 USB 3.0 Enclosure.
And finally the linear write performance.
Overall the SilverStone enclosure has similar read and write speeds to other USB enclosures. Many of these enclosures also use the asmedia chip which might explain their very similar performance.