MyDigitalSSD Boost 1TB Portable SSD Review


MyDigitalSSD Boost USB 3.1 1TB Performance Benchmarks

CrystalDiskInfo is free benchmark that many people use to test storage drives with, but this test runs really quick and the results show the highest score of the five ‘burst’ tests for each performance metric tested. The problem is that the tests are so small and quick it rarely ever fills up a drives cache and is not a good look at real world performance on many external drives or SSDs that use TLC NAND Flash memory. We are including results for you to look at as you can use it at home to compare with to get an idea what the best case performance looks like on this drive.

We topped out at an impressive 690 MB/s on the sequential read and 646 MB/s on the sequential write test! These scores put any single SATA III SSD to shame, so we are really impressed with these scores from this portable USB 3.1 SSD. The MyDigitalSSD Boost Series USB 3.1 with UASP utilizes two mSATA running together in RAID 0 to reach these high data transfer speeds

ATTO Disk Benchmark showed that we were getting up to 827 MB/s read and 717 MB/s write speeds! These are the highest read speeds that we have ever gotten through a USB 3.1 port and second only to the SanDisk Extreme 900 1TB portable drive for the write speeds.

With the applications preset in Anvil’s Storage Utilities we found sequential speeds of up to 744 MB/s Read and 642 MB/s Write! These are most impressive performance results at both 100% and 46% compression.

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 475-478 MB/s on average when the data was being written to the MyDigitalSSD Boost USB 3.1 1TB portable SSD. It took just 13.55 seconds to transfer the files over. That is quicker than the SanDisk Extreme 900 960GB drive as it took that model 13.86 seconds to move over the same data. The WD My Passport SSD 1TB managed to complete this task in 20.43 seconds and the Samsung SSD T3 2TB drive that is our lab file transferring work horse took 34.38 seconds!

Let’s wrap this up!