Setup Procedure & Testing Method
Testing a USB hub is pretty straightforward and doesn’t require much as-is. Everything is plug-and-play by nature, so the only thing to test is whether the use of the hub will have any impact on connected storage performance or not.
For this, I’ll be using my trusted Angelbird SSD2go pocket 512GB USB 3.0 SSD to the USB hub and run a series of benchmarks. I’ll then unplug the USB hub and connect the drive to the same host port as the hub previously was and run all the same benchmarks again. This will give us a good view on performance impact, if any. We should expect a minor fluctuation, but it is to be seen on the next pages how it will hold up.
- GA-Z170X-Gaming 7-EU
- Intel Core i5-6600K
- EVGA GTX 980 SC
- Kingston Fury DDR4 2400MHz 32GB
- Samsung SM951 NVMe 256GB in RAID 0
- be quiet! Dark Power Pro 10 850W
- Thermaltake Water 3.0 Ultimate
We would like to thank our sponsors for supplying us with the equipment needed to perform these tests.
Drives in Product:
- Angelbird SSD2go Pocket 512GB USB 3.0 drive
- Anvil’s Storage Utilities
- AS SSD