ADATA Falcon 1TB NVMe SSD Review

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Large File Transfer and Backup File Read

Real World File Transfer


Let’s see how real-world performance was when writing a movie folder containing seven 1080P movies over to the SSD. For this test, we are going to measure write performance by copying a 30.6GB folder of movies off from the drive being tested back to itself to see how performance looks. This action is basically a long linear sequential write operation and punishes the SLC Cache on many drives.

ADATA Falcon 1TB SSD Large Movie File Write Test

When it comes to writing a bunch of data to the drive without any breaks, the ADATA Falcon finished our workload with an average speed of 757.2 MB/s. That score was good enough to put it 10.5% ahead of the ADATA Swordfish 1TB drive that complete the write operation with an average speed of 685.5 MB/s. This result also put the ADATA Falcon in the middle of the performance chart for the very first time.

Custom Read File Test

The next custom test that we are going to do is how fast each drive can read a compressed folder. For this we backed up a Steam copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for the test file. The compressed folder contains 59 titles and is 27.3 GB (29,409,916,771 bytes) in size.

ADATA Falcon 1TB SSD Compressed Folder Read Test

When it comes to reading a compressed Steam Backup file the ADATA Falcon swooped in with a score of 1,344 MB/s and that was 14% faster than the Swordfish 1TB drive that was flopping around with an average read speed of 1179.0 MB/s.

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