Usage & Testing
Getting the HC630 setup on your PC is extremely easy. Just take the included USB 3.0 cable and connect it to any open USB 3.0/2.0 port on your computer. Yes this drive is backwards compatible with USB 2.0. Once the drive is connected it will power on and be automatically recognized by Windows and you are good to go.
We will be using HD Tune Pro to test the speeds of the HC630. Up first we have the Read Benchmark.
As you can see the HC630 has an average read speed of 83.7 MB/s, which is quite good. Remember the HC630 is using a normal 2.5-inch hard drive inside so the speeds are dependent on the drive rather than the USB 3.0 connection.
Next up is HD Tune’s file benchmark, which is actually two tests in one. The first test is a transfer speed test that gives you a good idea of sequential read and write speeds.
The second test is a block size measurement test, which tests different file sizes.
As you can see the transfer speeds are right around 100 MB/s.