Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in

Test Setup And Access Time

Thumb Drives: Introducing 128 GB USB And High-Speed eSATA
By
System Hardware
Hardware
Details
CPU
AMD Phenom II X4 955 (45 nm, 3.2 GHz, 4x 512 KB L2 and 6 MB L3 Cache, TDP 125 W, Rev. C2)
Motherboard (Socket AM3)
MSI 790FX-GD70
Revision: 1.0
Chipset: AMD 790FX + SB750
BIOS: 1.3
RAM
2 x 2 GB DDR3-1333 Corsair TR3X6G1600C8D
HDD
Seagate NL35 400 GB
ST3400832NS
7,200 RPM, SATA/150, 8 MB Cache
Power Supply
OCZ EliteXstream 800W
OCZ800EXS-EU
Benchmarks
Performance Measurements
h2benchw 3.13
PCMark Vantage 1.0
I/O Performance
IOMeter 2006.07.27
Fileserver-Benchmark
Webserver-Benchmark
Database-Benchmark
Workstation-Benchmark
Streaming Reads
Streaming Writes
System Software and Drivers
Driver
Details
Operating System
Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
Intel Chipset Drivers
9.1.0.1007
AMD Graphics Drivers
Radeon 8.12
Intel Matrix Storage Drivers
8.7.0.1007


Access Time Results

Access time is typically not a very interesting metric. However, Kingston’s new 128 GB USB 2.0 Data Traveler 200 takes the longest average time to physically access data (as we'd expect in a comparison of this sort). The three eSATA-powered thumb drives are quicker, and deliver their best access times in eSATA mode.

 Write access takes much more time and reveals the weakness of multi-level cell (MLC) flash memory, which is used by all of these devices.

React To This Article