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.
We have not yet published on the M550, however the ADATA SP920 is essentially a clone of that drive and has been included for comparison. In our file creation and copy testing, we see the 512GB model of the MX100 perform extremely well. It's important to note that the lower capacities of the MX100 have more limited write speeds and therefore will not perform as well in this test.