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.
With a boost to write speeds, Intel closes the gap to the OCZ Vertex in our file copy test.
As these are larger size file copies, TRIM had little to no effect, as the X25-M spent most of its time riding the 100 MB/sec write speed limit. It would be nice to someday see Intel surpass the spindles in our file creation test.