PCPer File Copy Test
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.
Right out of the gate we see these drives outperform the competition by a fair margin. Even the X25-M takes a back seat, mostly due to its write speeds being limited to 80 MB/sec. Our early model Samsung-controlled Summit hung in there on the copy test. Retail Summits should perform better with their larger cache and an updated controller, but we won’t know for sure until we put one through its paces.