Benchmark Results: 4 GB USB Stick
What we said about the hard drive goes for the USB stick, too. We wanted to find out what to expect in real numbers rather than go on subjective impressions.
The USB thumb drive suffers from some read performance limitations. It's quite fast at writing files, though. Again, the USB thumb drive may not trounce competing flash products, but it's fast enough to be satisfactory under average, everyday use.