Samsung X5 Portable SSD Review

👤by Matthew Hodgson Comments 📅28-08-18
Test Setup & Methodology
Our test system is formatted and a fresh version of Windows is installed with just drives in place - no additional applications. Windows is then updated to the latest release and the drivers are installed.

Included in the list of benchmarks are the following applications:

Anvil Pro
ATTO Disk Benchmark v2.46
Futuremark PCMark 8

Our usual test system is as follows, but due to the unique nature of this review, with the Samsung X5 requiring a Thunderbolt 3 port, unfortunately we’ve been forced to use a different system. MSI don’t currently support Thunderbolt 3 on the Z270 Gaming M7, even via add-in card. This means our test results are not a perfect like-for-life with the rest of our results but we believe they’ll be more than close enough to include in the graphs but please do not compare them exactly.

Test system
CPU: Intel Core i7 7700K
Motherboard: MSI Z270 Gaming M7
Graphics: EVGA GTX 1070 SC
Memory: 16GB CORSAIR Vengeance LPX 3200MHz DDR4
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD
PSU: BeQuiet Straight Power 11 650W
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Monitor: ASUS ROG PG279Q

For today’s review, MSI have kindly loaned us their MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF laptop, equipped with Thunderbolt 3. The specs are as follows.

CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
Graphics: GeForce GTX 1070 with Max-Q Design
Memory: 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
Monitor: 15.6” FHD IPS 144Hz

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