PC & Console Peripherals

Orico GV100 SSD – Extremely fast, extremely good?

If you want to store data or transfer it from one computer to another, you have a variety of options: The most convenient is often the transfer via the Internet, for the storage of large amounts of files an external hard disk is recommended, and those who need a cheap solution for moderate amounts of data fall back on the classic USB stick. But there are other ways to transport data, and today we present a particularly fast one: A USB-SSD.

Specifically, it’s the Orico GV100, which is connected via a USB 3.1 Gen-2 port in type C format. This is sold in 128, 256, 512 or 1024 GB, although we are currently testing the smallest model. According to Orico, it should be able to reach up to 940 MB/s, just like its bigger siblings. Whether the SSD, which is offered for 80 euro (currently: Price not available *), can do this, and what other conspicuous features there are, will be clarified in the following test.

Technical data

Manufacturer: Orico
Model name: GV100
Capacity: 128 GB
PCI-E controller: JMicron JMS583
Memory controller: Silicon Motion SM2263XT
NAND: 3D-NAND, unknown manufacturer
Dimensions: 96x30x10 mm
Weight: 39 g
Price: Price not available *
Manufacturer warranty: 3 years

Scope of delivery & workmanship

The GV100 is delivered in a small carton. In addition to the SSD itself, a short manual and two connection cables of about 20 cm length are included. With these, the SSD can be used either on a USB-A or USB-C port.

Inside, the external SSD relies on the JMS583 PCI Express controller from JMicron, which was introduced in 2018. This connects the built-in memory controller via two third-generation PCI Express lanes. The memory controller, a Silicon Motion SM2263XT, is in turn connected to the 3D NAND. This is not specified in more detail – there are no details about the manufacturer or the manufacturing process.

The whole thing is housed in a blue anodized aluminum case, the black ring is made of ordinary plastic. The cooling of the installed electronics is exclusively done via the smooth wall of the case, there are no cooling fins.

Inside the SSD is a carrier PCB, which houses the PCI Express controller. Above it is a commercially available M.2 SSD with the aforementioned Silicon Motion SM2263XT as memory controller and the NAND chip. The two controllers are connected to the case wall by thermal pads, but the NAND is not cooled.

Performance & practice

The SSD is easy to handle due to its compact size, however, the solution with additionally required connection cables is not really ideal, as these also always have to be transported. On the other hand, the SSD can also be used with older USB ports without any problems, so it does not make any special demands on the other hardware.

In the AS-SSD benchmark the SSD achieves 668 MB/s in the ISO test, while the game test is at 569 MB/s and the program test at 346 MB/s. Previous USB 3.0 storage media can thus be trumped without problems, whereas we unfortunately cannot attest the promised 940 MB/s.

The same applies to the ATTO disk benchmark: there the SSD achieves up to 735 MB/s in reading and up to 625 MB/s in writing. In the other benchmarks it partly reaches lower values, but this doesn’t seem to reflect the final performance: We only needed about six seconds to write four gigabytes of music from a RAM disk to the GV100.

wdt_ID SSD Seq (lesen, MB/s) Seq (schreiben, MB/s) 4K (lesen, MB/s) 4K (schreiben, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben, MB/s)
1 Adata SD600Q 429,62 398,29 16,53 36,12 94,23 125,54
7 Adata SC685 502,95 465,97 14,98 36,89 83,77 59,54
8 Orico GV100 694,64 586,27 21,19 20,06 22,58 19,98
9 Orico CN300 515,73 313,82 13,73 5,71 14,53 5,60
10 HP P700 953,34 905,55 36,14 53,01 229,64 1.155,05
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 912,88 868,61 25,11 38,42 199,82 206,96
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 970,22 892,72 15,22 37,26 202,43 820,72
14 ADATA SE770G 953,14 909,55 22,11 73,58 360,31 350,51
15 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 1.820,61 1.585,46 14,92 48,09 166,27 813,47
SSD Seq (lesen, MB/s) Seq (schreiben, MB/s) 4K (lesen, MB/s) 4K (schreiben, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (lesen, MB/s) 4K-64-Thrd (schreiben, MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt
1 Adata SD600Q 154 201 439
7 Adata SC685 149 143 372
8 Orico GV100 113 99 274
9 Orico CN300 80 43 159
10 HP P700 361 1.299 1.856
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 316 332 817
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 315 947 1.423
14 ADATA SE770G 478 515 1.241
15 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 363 1.020 1.561
SSD Lesen Schreiben Gesamt
wdt_ID SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
1 Adata SD600Q 176,46 93,52 123,44
7 Adata SC685 202,95 77,41 179,99
8 Orico GV100 667,54 345,75 568,98
9 Orico CN300 429,70 263,09 436,04
10 HP P700 382,92 152,12 293,34
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 635,84 321,20 570,59
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 362,07 183,39 307,66
13 ADATA SE770G 391,67 267,24 328,17
14 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 622,89 159,19 391,50
SSD ISO (in MB/s) Programm (in MB/s) Spiel (in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD Seq Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) Seq Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) Seq (lesen, in MB/s) Seq (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K (lesen, in MB/s) 4K (schreiben, in MB/s)
5 Adata SD600Q 301,04 411,00 166,00 138,90 434,30 420,30 16,74 37,25
6 Adata SC685 508,10 456,80 98,22 78,75 477,00 448,60 20,90 39,28
7 Orico GV100 471,80 301,60 29,29 20,01 29,55 20,11 26,95 20,46
8 Orico CN300 466,80 419,60 20,01 10,84 543,00 499,40 19,18 10,28
9 HP P700 963,10 968,70 189,80 179,20 862,60 857,70 39,71 50,18
10 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 959,60 903,00 203,90 187,50 876,70 816,10 31,18 64,96
11 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 975,10 926,00 211,60 237,90 751,10 899,90 37,65 62,90
12 ADATA SE770G 996,40 920,80 302,30 294,90 912,40 827,10 37,37 76,93
13 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 2.064,43 1.775,36 176,80 225,50 1.764,02 1.513,77 21,77 77,06
SSD Seq Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) Seq Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (lesen, in MB/s) 4K Q32T1 (schreiben, in MB/s) Seq (lesen, in MB/s) Seq (schreiben, in MB/s) 4K (lesen, in MB/s) 4K (schreiben, in MB/s)
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wdt_ID SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
5 Adata SD600Q 7.132 11.659 21.961 40.756 80.908 149.680 189.046 273.737 331.446 382.691 412.825 424.524 434.192 307.725 302.728 301.170 300.021 299.272 298.819 298.588 179.621
10 Adata SC685 4.745 9.309 19.027 37.512 69.285 101.135 198.834 281.538 352.516 390.288 409.600 443.372 466.033 484.759 491.415 487.795 489.176 491.040 490.293 490.470 493.674
11 Orico GV100 10.725 21.248 41.163 76.324 136.944 213.081 299.704 376.231 431.110 542.708 611.470 624.268 624.268 625.723 624.268 623.477 621.378 622.076 624.268 623.373 622.951
12 Orico CN300 9.703 20.480 39.325 73.252 122.099 179.774 287.266 369.013 407.888 455.658 479.349 489.176 483.667 479.349 480.421 477.282 490.293 484.593 477.218 488.205 482.580
13 HP P700 8.704 17.830 30.415 52.461 84.484 161.276 293.857 408.816 462.409 612.829 738.197 842.913 905.565 945.195 963.285 966.468 974.947 974.732 977.313 974.160 977.313
14 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 13.755 28.672 58.733 116.260 216.627 386.858 614.221 821.690 894.008 919.560 934.849 930.221 934.849 932.530 932.530 931.619 934.230 933.864 932.067 930.300 934.230
15 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 5.069 10.088 19.819 38.912 76.583 158.003 222.564 369.900 491.471 608.650 720.192 824.978 884.257 909.950 934.849 940.664 937.181 945.252 945.195 941.455 947.419
16 ADATA SE770G 18.849 37.027 63.681 150.601 234.967 409.820 632.007 813.554 887.434 912.847 925.639 952.639 952.639 927.925 925.639 931.619 925.639 929.385 932.067 932.510 923.067
17 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 4.967 10.189 20.681 45.850 87.153 158.003 304.074 583.107 609.328 895.418 1.161.499 1.391.887 1.606.596 1.673.537 1.689.908 1.696.225 1.723.289 1.730.150 1.731.841 1.736.441 1.736.419
SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
wdt_ID SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
5 Adata SD600Q 9.576 16.811 32.095 44.720 81.920 159.843 197.874 271.073 336.082 382.691 410.401 416.928 421.114 421.962 423.239 424.238 424.309 424.954 425.116 425.294 427.147
10 Adata SC685 4.484 9.170 18.481 36.772 65.775 91.910 151.114 231.303 302.706 332.529 379.918 423.667 446.202 461.824 473.014 474.943 476.160 479.645 481.498 481.532 485.856
11 Orico GV100 11.392 22.216 42.794 78.610 136.944 209.518 296.023 372.587 475.205 603.979 678.802 725.501 723.723 729.083 732.096 730.231 732.096 733.750 735.439 733.308 735.439
12 Orico CN300 10.189 21.142 41.265 76.773 136.265 215.022 309.841 393.216 462.409 509.807 532.874 532.874 539.267 544.125 534.495 529.806 545.354 534.925 546.588 530.974 533.315
13 HP P700 8.003 14.664 27.950 42.794 81.039 161.276 206.931 293.857 421.715 546.400 653.127 752.622 809.666 830.871 857.410 865.075 865.920 867.159 870.239 866.956 868.074
14 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 13.151 26.491 53.115 111.885 241.081 429.179 628.555 902.925 953.227 975.786 991.756 989.319 989.319 991.756 994.205 993.384 994.205 993.387 994.205 994.790 994.205
15 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 1.568 8.720 17.920 38.718 79.847 148.011 190.608 282.699 396.128 603.979 718.440 664.444 842.913 863.777 882.182 884.204 873.975 873.473 863.777 875.333 896.920
16 ADATA SE770G 22.288 42.496 81.039 159.419 246.581 458.850 671.088 926.371 972.292 1.002.553 1.015.358 1.015.358 1.017.764 1.015.358 1.015.358 1.015.247 1.015.358 1.015.247 1.015.358 1.016.312 1.015.358
17 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 6.209 12.512 25.221 48.425 90.329 160.482 302.587 549.136 557.104 961.779 1.012.963 1.129.555 1.315.860 1.436.880 1.491.308 1.518.735 1.524.448 1.549.137 1.552.397 1.558.178 1.559.915
SSD 512 B 1 KB 2 KB 4 KB 8 KB 16 KB 32 KB 64 KB 128 KB 256 KB 512 KB 1 MB 2 MB 4 MB 8 MB 12 MB 16 MB 24 MB 32 MB 48 MB 64 MB
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wdt_ID SSD Minimum (in MB/s) Maximum (in MB/s) Average (in MB/s)
1 Adata SD600Q 274,30 293,20 279,20
7 Adata SC685 194,30 240,60 216,90
8 Orico GV100 330,60 342,50 341,00
9 Orico CN300 352,50 375,70 370,60
10 HP P700 290,30 335,80 303,70
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 368,80 372,60 371,70
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 190,00 305,70 271,30
13 ADATA SE770G 400,50 437,10 419,90
14 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 589,50 601,80 597,70
SSD Minimum (in MB/s) Maximum (in MB/s) Average (in MB/s)
wdt_ID SSD AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro
1 Adata SD600Q 1,465 0,073
7 Adata SC685 1,806 0,181
8 Orico GV100 0,117 0,063
9 Orico CN300 0,662 0,059
10 HP P700 0,055 0,085
11 Teamgroup PD1000 (10 Gbps) 0,108 0,072
12 SanDisk Extreme Portable SSD V2 0,098 0,083
14 ADATA SE770G 0,122 0,074
15 Kingston XS2000 2 TB 0,134 0,079
SSD AS SSD (schreiben) HD Tune Pro

These high data rates also result in a high temperature development: At the outer skin, the SSD reaches around 50°C in continuous operation at a room temperature of 22°C. However, the temperature apparently doesn’t cause a throttling, because we couldn’t detect a higher speed even when operating under cold water – where the temperature on the outer skin can be released immediately.

Conclusion

The Orico GV100 is fast. Very fast even, but with a good 700 MB/s reading speed in the fastest benchmark, the SSD is unfortunately still far from the promised 940 MB/s. This may be due to the fact that we tested the smallest version of the SSD with 128 GB, but we can’t confirm this for sure.

The built-in USB 3.1 Gen 2 interface can’t fully exhaust the SSD for a price of Product (test date: 80 euro); but the read and write speed is still sufficient to clearly outperform any USB 3.0 drive without problems. Thus, the SSD is fast enough for the vast majority of applications despite the missed maximum performance. The decision to buy thus depends especially on the price, and here everyone has to check their own standards.

If you’re willing to buy an M.2 case, such as those sold by Orico for a good 30 Euros, you can get away with an additional M.2 SSD more cheaply and potentially faster than with the ready-assembled GV100. A disadvantage here, however, are the significantly larger dimensions, which make the drive more unwieldy.

In the end, everyone has to decide for themselves: The Orico GV100 isn’t a bargain at current SSD prices for 80 euro, but recently the SSD and its larger variants were available for considerably less. Those who can get it for 65 Euros, for example, or who are dependent on the small dimensions, can get the Orico GV100 without hesitation.

Orico GV100 (128 GB)

Design & workmanship
Transfer rate (read)
Transfer rate (write)
Value for money

78/100

The Orico GV100 achieves good transfer rates, but unfortunately the promised values are not achieved.

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Bad Segeberg.

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