The Slug Race: a couple of USB stick speed tests

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#1

Sandisk Cruzer Blade 8 GB
(http://www.sandisk.com/products/computing-products/sandisk-cruzer-blade-usb-flash-drive)


#2

Sandisk Cruzer Micro Skin 8 GB:
(http://www.sandisk.com/products/computing-products/sandisk-micro-skin-usb-flash-drive)



#3

Kingston Data Traveler 100 4 GB:
(http://www.kingston.com/india/flash/dt100.asp)



#4

Sandisk Cruzer Micro 2GB (U3):
(http://www.sandisk.com/products/computing-products/sandisk-micro-usb-flash-drive)



#5

Apacer Steno 1GB:
(http://emea.apacer.com/en/products/Handy_Steno_AH221.htm, already lost the stylish ring :frowning: )



#6

@ mciahel, can you post a report from a fast device? I don’t really know what’s being compared in these charts…


#7

PNY Attaché 1 GB




#8

[QUOTE=olyteddy;2556687]@ mciahel, can you post a report from a fast device?[/quote]A fast device? :eek: Don’t have one :smiley: If you want to see something really fast, then have a look at Dee’s SSD reviews :slight_smile:

I don’t really know what’s being compared in these charts…
That benchmark tool reports read (green bar) and write (red bar) data rates for different block sizes.

Michael
P.S.: Perhaps you can accept my external HDD :wink:



#9

Okay. Back to the USB Sticks again. :wink:
Generic 1GB stick:



#10

Next one.
Silvercrest (Supermarket stuff) branded Lexar Geyser Jumpdrive 256 MB:



#11

Dane-Elec 16GB zLight, about 2 years old.

I remember paying £18 for it as it was the cheapest 16GB pen drive I could find at the time (November 2008.)



#12

Last one for the moment.
Generic 128 MB stick, foldable. Looks like this one: http://www.reichelt.de/?ARTICLE=86570 Device Manager tells something about OTi.



#13

@Seán: 18 GBP for a 16GB stick - two years ago? :eek: Seems you made the deal of your life :slight_smile:


#14

Here’s a screenshot from my order history on the online shop (7Dayshop):

It’s gone through quite a lot of use at this stage and its casing doesn’t look as sleek as when new. It has also gone through a wash cycle, which nearly killed it. After drying it off, I plugged it in and the PC showed “Unrecognised USB device”. I then left it to dry for 24 hours next to a dehumidifier and this time it appeared to work, but a surface scan showed the last 25% of its surface as unreadable. So I left it to dry for a few days and then it passed the surface scan and has been fine since then.

Now, time for a sluggish snail - A Dabs Value 4GB generic brand “Easy Disk”:




#15

Toshiba 8GB



#16

Samsung Mighty Drive 4GB:

I occasionally use the SanDisk Micromate SDHC reader as a pen drive with an SD card, as it’s very compact. The following is the performance with the fastest SD card I have:

SanDisk MicroMate with Silicon Power 32GB Class 10 SDHC:




#17

I occasionally use the SanDisk Micromate SDHC reader as a pen drive with an SD card, as it’s very compact.

I’ve got one plugged into my Sony car stereo. I also use the Micro SD to SD adapter in my camera. Not real fast, I take it, but it does its job.


#18

One thing to remember about these USB flash drive tests: Manufacturers change the hardware for a given model all the time, so another drive with the same model number could easily be slower or faster than the one already tested.

I have several USB flash drive models where the individual drives don’t have the same performance, including Micro Memory, A-Data and Kingston brands.


#19

Kingston SD 4GB class 4



#20

[QUOTE=DrageMester;2556807]One thing to remember about these USB flash drive tests:[/quote]Hey, these are just for fun :smiley:

Manufacturers change the hardware for a given model all the time, so another drive with the same model number could easily be slower or faster than the one already tested.
Hm. Have the flash storage companies learned from the blank media industry or the other way round? :bigsmile:

Michael