PC Perspective File Copy Test

PC Perspective File-Copy Test v0.1

Our custom PCPer-FC test does some fairly simple file creation and copy routines in order to test the storage system for speed.  The script creates a set of files of varying sizes, times the creation process, then copies the same files to another partition on the same hard drive and times the copy process as well.  There are four file patterns that we used to try and find any strong or weak points in the hardware: 10 files @ 1000 MB each, 100 files @ 100 MB each, 500 files @ 10 MB each and 1000 files at 1 MB each. 

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The first results we are seeing with the new Raptor X are pretty impressive.  It is able to win all four test configurations by as high as 26% in the 1000 MB file test against even the 74 GB Raptor hard drive.  Compared to the older Maxtor DiamondMax 9, the Raptor X has a more than 55% performance advantage.

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The copying part of our test shows results that are just as impressive as in our creation with the Raptor X beating the 74 GB Raptor by as much as 34% in the 1000 MB test and the 1 MB test. 

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