ORICO iv300 iMatch 500GB Mini Portable SSD Review

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CrystalDiskMark, AJA System Test, Blackmagic Disk Speed Test

CrystalDiskMark 7.0.0h x64

CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32 (as noted) and shows the highest score of five runs.


Benchmark Results: The ORICO iv300 500GB drive is rated at up to 940 MB/s on the retail packaging and we managed to reach 1024 MB/s read and 899 MB/s write on the AMD X570 test system we are using. 

Orico iv300 Portable SSD CrystalDiskMark Peak

Benchmark Results: When compared to other portable USB drives that puts the ORICO iv300 as one of the fastest that we have ever tested!

Benchmark Results: With the queue depth lowered to just one the performance dropped down to 904.7 MB/s read and 793.7 MB/s write. This is is a bit more realistic than testing a portable drive at a queue depth of 8.

Orico iv300 Portable SSD CrystalDiskMark Real

Benchmark Results: Almost all of the drives get less performance at QD1, so the ORICO iv300 remained in 3rd place with regards to sequential write speeds. When it comes to sequential read speeds it actually had the highest of any drive that we have tested on this system! 

AJA System Test

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. We changed the default test file size from 1GB to 16GB to better represent real-world usage. The results from this benchmark help content creators with regards to rendering expectations, throughput, file read/write expectations for transfers and that kind of thing.

Benchmark Results: The AJA System Test results had the ORICO iv300 500GB drive topping out at 941 MB/s read and 839 MB/s write. The write throughput dropped below 450 MB/s throught the test, but the end result was still a respectable result over well over 800 MB/s. 

Orico iv300 Portable SSD AJA System Test Benchmark

Benchmark Results: That makes the ORICO iv300 500GB drive the second fastest that we have ever seen on this workload!  

Blackmagic Disk Speed Test

Blackmagic Design has a storage drive benchmarking tool that customers can use to test the speed of your disk performance for working with high quality video at different resolutions and codecs.

Benchmark Results: The ORICO iv300 500GB portable SSD topped out at around 933 MB/s read and 835 MB/s write on the Disk Speed Test by Blackmagic. The results show this drive will only struggle with 10-bit YUV 4:2:2 video tests at 2160p50 and 2160p60! Very impressive results from a drive by ORICO! 

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