Generic USB Drives, are they really that fast? Tags: Flash Media USB USB Flash Storage Last response: May 4, 2008 2:06 AM in Storage Share gunemalli May 3, 2008 1:42:45 PM Hi all, I jst wanted 2 ask about the speeds of the generic usb flash drives that are available in the market. I bought two 8GB USB drives, one a few months ago the other a week ago. Once i got hold of them i ran some speed tests on the drives using several tools. On the 1st drive, i got readings like this: first 50% of the drive: 12 MB/s last 50% : 24 MB/s The 2nd drive, i got the following readings: first 17% : 12 MB/s the rest : 31 MB/s Are these for real? are these any defects of the products? Does anyone have issues like these? tks More about : generic usb drives fast gunemalli May 4, 2008 2:06:06 AM Here are sum pics for you. DiskSpeed32: HDTach 3.0.4 (Has the best picture of wot i'm talking about): HDTune: I did some real world tests too. I copied a 781MB file which was placed right at the beginning of the drive, from the flash to my hard disk. It took me 65secs to copy it translating it to 12.0MB/s. Then i copied the same file which was place somewhere after 1.47GB mark and it got copied to ma HDD in about 25secs. Which gives the output of 31-32MB/s read speed. So the benchmarks are real. Can anyone confirm on these? If they've got something like mine. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedHow to remove write protection on generic usb disk drive Forum SolvedFast USB 2.0 Drive Forum SolvedFast, reliable USB flash drives Forum SolvedDoes a fast Hard Drive Really matter? Forum USB Pen Drives copy speed fast at the beginning, slows down as it goes Forum Usb flash drives fast quote Forum SolvedI'm REALLY having trouble copying files to my USB drive Forum Please review fast USB thumb drives Forum Fast 4GB USB Flash Drive Forum fast usb flash drive Forum SolvedIs an SSD Really Worth It? Windows 8.1 Fast Boot Forum Are USB flashdrives fast enough to use as an OS drive. Forum SolvedI know you guys get this often but i need a really fast gaming laptop. My budget is about 700-75. 800 ONLY IF CRUCIAL. But i Forum SolvedHow to access BIOS on ASUS Q550LF laptop(really fast POST (3 seconds)) Forum How fast (really) should a 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive be? Forum What's a really fast, but good size hard drive? Forum SolvedFast HDD drives? Forum SolvedAlienware Generic USB Help? Forum Fast and reliable usb 3.0 flash drive Forum SolvedFans going really fast and loud? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !