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.
All 525's perform approx. 20% behind the SSD 520, with the 60 and 30GB models lagging further due to reduced die count. The older 310 Series, hobbled by SATA 3Gb/sec and write speeds capped at 80MB/sec, has a hard time keeping up with the spinning disk 1TB VelociRaptor.