Anvil’s Storage Utilities
Anvil’s Storage Utilities is a new benchmarking utility that we have started using here at eTeknix, it’s completely free to download and has the ability to test mainly hard drives and solid state drives, but also any other form of storage medium that you can throw at it.
As well as testing the drive in a variety of benchmarking tests, it also has a drive endurance test that consistently reads and writes data to the selected medium to give days, months and potentially even years of use in a shorter period of time to see how the drive copes in the longer term.
Compressible data shows an impact in the write performance, as to be expected when connecting through USB3, but the reading speeds are on par and the MS06 did good here as well.
Incompressible data shows another story with speeds that barely differentiate at writing.
The Silverstone MS06 did very good in the Anvil tests as seen in the chart above and scored a great 2nd place only beaten by the SSD2go Pocket – but it’s the fastest enclosure tested up until now.