The Slug Race: a couple of USB stick speed tests



[QUOTE=mciahel;2556925]Hm. Have the flash storage companies learned from the blank media industry or the other way round? :bigsmile:[/QUOTE] Maybe their bean-counters come from the same school?! :stuck_out_tongue:


Patriot Xporter XT Boost 16GB
almost 2yr old


Patriot Xporter XT Boost 200X [B]8GB[/B]
( got two from Newegg lastweek )


OCZ 8GB Rally2


Got a new one as gift from a company:
(Generic 2GB)


The cheapest 16Gb i could find to be used with my media player.


ADATA Classic C008 :Z


Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 - 2 GB


Micro Center brand 4GB
Super Slow :doh:


OCZ [B]16GB[/B] Rally2


EMTEC M300 Lollipop Series 2 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive


7dayshop own brand 32GB swivel pen drive:

Benchmark straight out of the packaging:

Anyone familiar with SSD reviews is well aware that a 4K aligned partition is essential. I noticed with diskpart that its partition was not 4K aligned, so I created a new partition and got a little extra boost in the write speed: :slight_smile:

exFAT formatted:

Definitely not a fast 32GB pen drive, but a cheap & cheerful one which cost £20 (~€23) when I bought it in March. :cool:


Kingston DataTraveler Generation 3 4 GB.


ATTO Benchmark outputs to .BMK file. How do I attach the .BMK file, or change it to a .PNG file as sugested above? I Have a Maxell Click 4GB which I don’t see on here, have it formatted for FAT32 (Using it at the moment for various firmware updates) which May make a difference in the scores as the write scores are averaging a tad over 5MB/Sec, but read scores are average 25-27 MB/Sec? Wondering if the Fat32 has anything to do with the write capabilities of the drive?


Screenshot is the much better option. Press Alt+ PrtSc and paste into a simple graphic tool like MS Paint, Irfan View or similar. PNG is the preferred format to save the image. Then upload. See also the (How to attach… ) link in my signature :wink:



Kingston DataTraveler Generation 3 4 GB:


I think I should benchmark my Transcend JetFlash 16GB, still the fastest I had so far. :slight_smile:


Emtec C400 16 GB


^ Yikes! I sure wouldn’t want to be in a hurry. :eek:

This is a 7DayShop own-brand blue USB3 32GB I bought about a year ago:

I formatted the stick in exFAT prior to running the test.


Verbatim PinStripe 16 GB