Testing & Results
Obviously, there is a reason behind the acquisition of an external hard drive that is capable of delivering USB 3.0 speeds. So far the ADATA DashDrive HV620 has lived up to its billing of being an attractive, scratch-resistant device with 2TB of storage available at an affordable price. Can it provide us with the speeds that make it a well-rounded external hard drive? Let’s find out…
- Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
- System Memory: 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1333 G.Skill Ripjaws X Series
- Processor: AMD FX-6100 Zambezi 3.3 GHz Six-Core Processor
- Audio: ASUS XONAR DG Headphone Amp & PCI 5.1 Audio Card
- Video: HIS Radeon HD 7950 IceQ Boost Clock 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E Graphics Card
- Optical Drive: Pioneer Black Internal BD/DVD/CD Writer BDR-207DBKS
- PSU: Corsair HX Series HX750 750W GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
- Monitor: AOC e2752Vh (27″) & Samsung SyncMaster PX2370 (24″)
- Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate
For the purpose of comparing like devices, we tested the speeds of both the ADATA DashDrive HV620 and the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex. Depending upon the computer it is married to, each of these devices are capable of USB 3.0 speeds.
The first test was conducted by utilizing CrystalDiskMark. The results on the left are that of the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex and the ADATA DashDrive HV620’s results are on the right. Even though it did not blow the GoFlex out of the water in this test, the HV620 did produce faster overall speeds.
The results when running the ATTO Disk Benchmark are very similar. The external disk drive that produced the better speeds was the ADATA DashDrive HV620.
So, now we know that the ADATA DashDrive HV620 is not only an attractive external hard drive that offers plenty of storage, but it is also capable of delivering very good data transfer rates. Let us move on and summarize this experience.