HP Portable SSD P600 Review

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HP Portable SSD P600 Performance Benchmarks

To benchmark the HP Portable SSD P600 1TB we’ll be using CrystalDiskMark, ATTO Disk Benchmark, Anvil’s Storage Utilities, AJA System Test, and a manual file transfer test. These five benchmarks should paint a good overall picture of how this portable SSD performs, so you know what kind of performance to expect before making a purchase. We are doing all of our testing on a Dell XPS 13 9360 laptop powered by an Intel Core i7-7500U processor running Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (version 17134).

HP P600 1TB ATTO: 

ATTO Disk Benchmark showed that we were getting up to 552 MB/s read and 486 MB/s write speeds on the HP Portable SSD P600 1TB external drive through the USB port on our Dell XPS 13 laptop. These numbers aren’t bad, but they are just shy of the drives rated speeds of up to 560 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write.

HP P600 1TB CrystalDiskMark: 

When it comes to sequential read/write performance we topped out at just shy of 515 MB/s read and right around 447 MB/s write on the 1TB model that we tested.

HP P600 1TB Anvil: 

Anvil’s Storage Utilities benchmark finished with an overall score of 2,494.74 points on the HP Portable SSD P600 with no modifications to Windows 10.

HP P600 1TB AJA System Test: 

AJA System Test by AJA Video Systems measures system disk performance using video test files of different resolutions, sizes and codecs. We selected the standard 4K UltraHD resolution, a test file size of 1GB and the ProRes 4444 codec to see how this drive does with regard to video rendering performance. ProRes 4444 is used for heavy effects work and deep color projects. FPS is very important for this market as well as MB/s, so we’ll be talking about both FPS and MB/s performance here. The first lets the editor know whether they are going to be able to make their 60p project work for instance. The second they value for understanding rendering expectations, throughput, file read/write expectations for transfers and that kind of thing.

We we able to get 499 MB/s read and 473 MB/s write from the HP Portable SSD P600 1TB drive with these benchmark settings.

This translates to 84 Frames Per Second (FPS) on read and 80 FPS on write!

HP P600 1TB File Transfer Test: 

We wanted to do some real world file transfers, so we copied over few MKV Full-HD movie that added up to almost 6GB. During the transfer we found that we were getting around 310-350 MB/s when the data was being written to the drive.

The HP Portable SSD P600 1TB took 17.59 seconds to transfer the files over and that is respectable for a non-RAID USB  3.1 Gen 2 solution drive. This result puts the P600’s level of performance really close to the  Samsung SSD T5 series as well as the SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD series. It’s certainly faster than the older Samsung SSD T3 series that was introduced over 2.5 years ago in January 2016.

It should be noted that our P600 1TB drive was tested using firmware version H180427J and that we tested using the USB Type C adapter on the drive. We flipped the adapter and performance was the same for both orientations, which is rare for Type-C cables and adapters.

Let’s wrap this up!

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