Real World File Transfers:
Next up are some transfer tests using real files. I used a 1GB zip file for the large file test, and a folder containing a collection of audio files that occupied about 1GB total for the small file test.
As you can tell by the chart above, the USB 3.0 write speeds are just under the published specification, but still fast. Even when using USB 2.0 the write speed of the Supersonic drive crushes the Xporter drive (almost 3x the speed).
The read speed of the Xporter are actually slightly better with USB 2.0, but there is a great improvement when using USB 3.0 that is again higher than the published read speed specification.
The write speeds in the small file test mimicked the results of the large file test. Of course with USB 3.0 the Supersonic drive was a little more than twice as fast as it was with USB 2.0. The Xporter really lagged behind with less than an 8 MB/s transfer speed this time around.
Reading the files on the Supersonic with USB 3.0 was fairly close to the specified rate at 90 MB/s. The USB 2.0 read speeds of the small file transfer test was close, with the Supersonic at about 30 MB/s and the Xporter a tad slower at 25 MB/s.