Silicon Power A62 2TB USB 3.2 Gaming HDD Review

Performance

Performance has been tested on the ASUS A15 laptop, which contains the Ryzen 7 4800H processor. All tests were performed in the Windows 10 x64 environment with the latest updates.

Let’s begin with the ATTO Disk Benchmark, one of the most popular applications designed to measure storage bandwidth.

ATTO Disk Benchmark is showing us up to 127MB/s read and 133MB/s write bandwidth. Usually, the read is higher than write, so it’s a bit unusual, but both these results are not bad for the HDD.

In CrystalDiskMark, results are a bit better, up to 140MB/s. As with every HDD, also the A62 isn’t the best in the random bandwidth. Everything else looks pretty good.

 

PCMark 10 is better for internal storage tests, but since we have it on our list, we’ve checked how well A62 performs in these more demanding tests. Our results are about as high as other external USB drives, so everything is fine. Not the highest bandwidth and for sure far from SSD but again, high enough for daily tasks.

 

As usual, Anvil’s Storage Utilities is showing us a bit lower bandwidth than the ATTO or CrystalDiskMark. These results are still high enough.

 

For sure, we can’t compare HDD performance to a new SSD, but I think that those users who care about higher capacity and low price per GB will be satisfied with the A62 HDD. It’s inexpensive, causes no problems, is compatible with various devices, and offers higher data protection. It’s about all that most users need.

 

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Bartosz Waluk aka Woomack is from Poland. He's been interested in computer hardware and extreme overclocking for over 15 years. Bartosz has also over 12 years experience in IT what includes sales, technical support and computer building ... but not only. He joined the Funky Kit team in January 2013.