X96 Max 4G-32G-1G Storage Speed Test

Hi guys, I’m new at this intresting forum.

I bought an X96 Max, just for use with kodi instead of the Rpi and Rpi2 and I have been doing some speed tests of storage access speed of this “Cheap Chinese” TV Box that works very well with CE 9.2.1.

Hope you, like me, find it intresting. SD adaptor sucks. Don’t waste money on fast and expensive SD cards with this box. I will try to run CE from a Samsung MUF-128AB, which is very small and fast. Boot CE from a SanDisk Extreme USB 3.0 is lighting fast, allmost as fast as using emmc with less problems.

CoreELEC (official): 9.2.1 (Amlogic-ng.arm)

Internal EMMC Write Speed mounted on CE running from a SD

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/tmp/mnt/test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 7.072257 seconds, 144.8MB/s

Internal EMMC Read Speed mounted on CE running from a SD

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/tmp/mnt/test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 6.665528 seconds, 153.6MB/s

SD Write Speed (Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 - with kodi working)

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 30.265264 seconds, 33.8MB/s

SD Read Speed (Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 - with kodi working)

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 57.697327 seconds, 17.7MB/s

SD Write Speed (Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 - with kodi sopped)

CoreELEC:~ # systemctl stop kodi
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 30.719815 seconds, 33.3MB/s

SD Read Speed (Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 - with kodi stopped)

CoreELEC:~ # systemctl stop kodi
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 59.322468 seconds, 17.3MB/s

SD Write Speed (Samsung 32 PRO - with kodi stopped)

CoreELEC:~ # systemctl stop kodi
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 33.449927 seconds, 30.6MB/s

SD Read Speed (Samsung 32 PRO - with kodi stopped)

CoreELEC:~ # systemctl stop kodi
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 50.752683 seconds, 20.2MB/s

HDD Write Speed (WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 NTFS)

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/media/My\ Passport/test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 12.536652 seconds, 81.7MB/s

HDD Read Speed (WD My Passport 1TB USB 3.0 NTFS)

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/var/media/My\ Passport/test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 11.373092 seconds, 90.0MB/s

USB 3.0 Write Speed (SanDisk Extreme 3.0 USB 64GB)

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/media/SanDisk/test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 5.609796 seconds, 182.5MB/s

USB 3.0 Read Speed (SanDisk Extreme 3.0 USB 64GB)

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/var/media/SanDisk/test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 8.175669 seconds, 125.2MB/s

@flipk12 Thanks for sharing and welcome to forum with your first post.

Tanks to all of you for the great work and for the patience …

Two more test added, a small USB drive and the same Sandisk microSD with a small SanDisk USB 3.0 adapter that makes it fly faster than the internal eMMMC. 26 seconds kodi ready to play with the card and 25 with the USB drive. The write speed of the SanDisk card is three times faster than this Sansung USB drive. The drive is faster reading. The 64GB model of this Samsung drive has a considerably slower writing speed than the 128GB one

USB 3.0 Write Speed Samsung Fit 128GB

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 13.020580 seconds, 78.6MB/s

USB 3.0 Read Speed Samsung Fit 128GB

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 4.199086 seconds, 243.9MB/s

USB 3.0 Write Speed Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 microSD with Sandisk mobilemate adapter

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 6.193820 seconds, 165.3MB/s

USB 3.0 Read Speed Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 microSD with Sandisk mobilemate adapter

CoreELEC:~ # dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 6.140839 seconds, 166.8MB/s

There seem to be more than one Sandisk Mobilemate being sold. Do you have a part number or a link to the one you benchmarked?

Thanks.

The p/n is SanDisk SDDR-B531-GN6NN

I think that is the last versión of this cheap and small microSD adapter.

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/kQsAAOSwv49cvsiW/s-l1600.jpg

Thanks.

One more to add to my collection!

@flipk12

i´ve this MicroSd _SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB
Do you think this SanDisk Extreme Pro 16GB + Sandisk mobilemate adapter it will run faster?

I’ve got de 64Gb one, but yes It apears to be the same card from amazon.es. I’m spanish too.

Yes, It should do it run faster, al least in a X96 Max S905X2 TV Box.

Test the sd speed in your TV Box first, and if you see something like this (33MB/17MB) you can rise the speed to the results of the botton (165MB/166MB) using the small mobilemate adapter in the USB 3.0 slot.

SD Write Speed (Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 - with kodi sopped)
CoreELEC:~ # systemctl stop kodi
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 30.719815 seconds, 33.3MB/s

SD Read Speed (Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 - with kodi stopped)
CoreELEC:~ # systemctl stop kodi
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 59.322468 seconds, 17.3MB/s

USB 3.0 Write Speed Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 microSD with Sandisk mobilemate adapter
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=/dev/zero of=test.tmp bs=1M count=1024
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 6.193820 seconds, 165.3MB/s

USB 3.0 Read Speed Sandisk Extreme Pro 170 microSD with Sandisk mobilemate adapter
CoreELEC:~ # dd if=test.tmp of=/dev/null bs=1M
1024+0 records in
1024+0 records out
1073741824 bytes (1.0GB) copied, 6.140839 seconds, 166.8MB/s

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