WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 2TB Review

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[section_title title=”Test Setup”]Test Setup

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K @4.5GHz
CPU Cooler: Noctua L9i
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97 SOC Force
RAM: Patriot Viper3 2400MHz CL10 8GB (2x4GB)
PSU: BitFenix Fury 750G 750w
OS: Windows 7 Premium 64 bit

Methodology:

All benchmarks are done on a fresh install of Windows 7 Premium 64-bit that is fully up-to-date with Windows Updates to ensure that the performance reflects a real-world scenario and not that of a tweaked benchmarking system. Every benchmark runs for a total of three times and then an average is taken of those results.

Benchmarks:

AS SSD – 4K read and write speeds & sequential read and write speeds
ATTO Disk Benchmark – Sequential read and write speeds
Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 – Sequential read and write speeds
4.75GB Data Transfer – Time taken to transfer 4.75GB of data

 

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