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.
File creations show the write speed limits of the 256GB model slowing things down a bit. The 128GB was slow enough to be outrun by the 1TB Velociraptor. The much slower access times of the HDD let the 128GB SSD surpass it in the file copy test, but not by much. The higher capacity models had no issue keeping up with the competition.