USB Flash Drive - Benchmark thread

Discussion in 'Storage Solutions' started by Crazy_Eddy, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. Crazy_Eddy
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    1. Download CrystalDiskMark : http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html

    2. Test Settings:-

    Number of Test Runs : 2

    Test Size : 100MB

    3. Please post in the format below :

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    Model: Transcend JetFlash 700 8GB

    Format: NTFS

    Motherboard: DFI nF4 Ultra-D / USB 2.0

    Price: Rs. 673 (from Flipkart.com)

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  2. Crazy_Eddy
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  3. V!bU
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    V!bU Bang Bang Bang!!!

    This Utility is better i think soo, check it out...

    Check Flash 1.16




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    Model: Strontium T.N.T Flash Drive 8GB

    Motherboard: MSI 790FX-GD70

    Price: Rs. 550(Ebay.in)

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    Will filesystem affect the speed of the Pendrive???

    A slight difference in the Write Speed am getting in FAT32 and NTFS
  4. Crazy_Eddy
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    Crazy_Eddy Super Moderator Staff Member

    I looked at Check Flash but it wasn't taking into account different block sizes.

    Good point about NTFS/FAT32, I forgot that.. but not sure. Maybe someone else can shed some light :)
  5. GuruGulabKhatri
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    CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo

    Crystal Dew World : Crystal Dew World

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    * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

    Sequential Read : 20.200 MB/s

    Sequential Write : 4.638 MB/s

    Random Read 512KB : 20.672 MB/s

    Random Write 512KB : 0.753 MB/s

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 4.218 MB/s [ 1029.7 IOPS]

    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.890 MB/s [ 217.4 IOPS]

    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 3.918 MB/s [ 956.6 IOPS]

    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.563 MB/s [ 137.3 IOPS]

    Test : 100 MB [M: 0.9% (66.1/7633.5 MB)] (x5)

    Date : 2011/08/12 8:35:53

    OS : Windows 7 Enterprise Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

    Brand : SanDisk cruzer Micro 8GB

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    CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 x64 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo

    Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/

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    * MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

    Sequential Read : 9.316 MB/s

    Sequential Write : 3.107 MB/s

    Random Read 512KB : 9.364 MB/s

    Random Write 512KB : 0.947 MB/s

    Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 3.538 MB/s [ 863.9 IOPS]

    Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.012 MB/s [ 2.8 IOPS]

    Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 3.373 MB/s [ 823.5 IOPS]

    Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.013 MB/s [ 3.1 IOPS]

    Test : 100 MB [M: 1.4% (101.7/7441.4 MB)] (x5)

    Date : 2011/08/12 8:53:24

    OS : Windows 7 Enterprise Edition SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x64)

    Brand : Verbatim Store n Go USB Drive 8 GB Retractable
  6. Gannu
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  7. Spacescreamer
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    @ mods pls append the thread into one :p
  8. Crazy_Eddy
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    Updated with CrystalDiskMark. Kindly post in the simple format as in the first post :)
  9. HailStonE
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    My 2x USB 2.0 drives, I urge everybody to use same test settings to have a standard procedure & to keep discrepancies to a minimum. Do mention the USB drive interface since USB 3.0 drives are slowly cropping up. Also please mention weather formatted with FAT32/NTFS...

    @OP. Please update the first post with the fastest drive list (Models) depending upon results every few weeks.

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    Model: Corsair Flash Voyeger 4GB (USB 2.0)
    Format: FAT32
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L / USB 2.0
    Price: Rs. 200/- (Ebay.in)
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    Model: Verbatim 8GB (USB 2.0)
    Format: NTFS
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L / USB 2.0
    Price: Rs. 269/- (LetsBuy)
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  10. JPL
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    Model:Kingston DataTraveler G3. 8GB. I'm also using Verbatim 8gb, the benchmark has already been posted for it.

    Win XP Pro
    Format: NTFS
    USB 2.00
    Price: around Rs.300 from Tradus.in.

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  11. viralbug
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    I think everyone should also benchmark an empty flash drive. I'm not sure if that affects anything though.

    Model: Verbatim Store N Go 8GB (Swivel version) (USB 2.0)

    Format: NTFS

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G31M-S2L / USB 2.0

    Price: Don't remember, had got it long back. :p

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  12. bottle
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    bottle Caffeine Addict Staff Member

    Sandisk Cruzer Blade 4GB - was on offer at Rs.189 from Indiaplaza and picked up two

    Came formatted with Fat32, haven't formatted to NTFS yet.

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  13. adi_vastava
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    adi_vastava Code Game Code F**K

    AFAIK about file systems (And I do know ;)), NTFS should be slightly (very) slower than FAT32 in generic scenario; consider the logging, transaction and few more things it adds in normal processing.

    I personally prefer FAT32 over NTFS on a USB drive of small size. As the amount of data it uses for as metadata (File allocation table, 32 bytes minimum per file and folder, can increase in case the name of file longer than 8.3 limit ).

    NTFS uses MFT where it gives each file a record of its own; and this record is of fixed size ,the minimum size would be 1024 bytes.

    I prefer using exfat overall though; its a log file system(made for USB drive); it ensures that all physical sectors will be accessed same number of time and hence increasing the life of drive.

    P.S.: I have skipped major details to not make it a lengthy post.
  14. sydras
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    Model: Transcend Jetflash 700 16GB (USB 3.0 drive tested on USB 2.0 port of my 3 year old Lenovo T60)

    Format: FAT32

    Motherboard: Will update later.

    Price: Rs 1,098/- (FlipKart)

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  15. Julian
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    NTFS being a journaling file system, isn't as good for flash memory health as FAT. Of course, the reality is that NTFS isn't really going to cause a flash drive to die very soon. It just makes no sense to use NTFS on a flash drive unless you need to store files larger than 4gb. Or need extra FS security.

    --- Updated Post - Automerged ---

    I bought a few flash drives off greendust.com following this link: 8 GB HP Pendrive for Rs. 297/- Shipped (Killer Deal)

    Decided to benchmark them using this tool: UsbFlashSpeed.com: We know everything about USB Flash speed!

    Here are the results.

    1. Transcend JetFlash 500 4gb

    UsbFlashSpeed.com: JetFlash Transcend 4GB speed test result.

    2. Transcend JetFlash 500 8gb

    UsbFlashSpeed.com: JetFlash Transcend 8GB speed test result.

    2nd drive

    UsbFlashSpeed.com: JetFlash Transcend 8GB speed test result.

    3. HP v165w 8gb

    UsbFlashSpeed.com: hp v165w speed test result.

    4. HP c335w 8gb

    UsbFlashSpeed.com: hp c335w speed test result.

    [TABLE]Drive make & model Read MB/s Write MB/s

    Transcend JetFlash 500 4gb 17.53 8.07

    Transcend JetFlash 500 8gb 16.05 11.45

    " 27.23 5.67

    HP v165w 8gb 15.72 8.75

    HP c335w 8gb 21.44 8.16

    [/TABLE]
  16. Julian
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    Just bought one more JetFlash 500 8gb and got much faster read speeds and slower write. I will be doing a more comprehensive test later with an average of 5 test.
  17. bottle
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    Corsair Voyager 4GB

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  18. Julian
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    Did the testing in cdm3. Results:

    Transcend JetFlash 500 8gb - disk 1
    Fat32, USB 2.0 on Asus M2a-vm hdmi
    ~Rs. 335 @ greendust.com
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    HP c335w 8gb
    Fat32, USB 2.0 on Asus M2a-vm hdmi
    Rs. 349 @ greendust.com
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    HP v165w 8gb
    Fat32, USB 2.0 on Asus M2a-vm hdmi
    Rs. 280 @ greendust.com
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    Transcend JetFlash 500 4gb
    Fat32, USB 2.0 on Asus M2a-vm hdmi
    Rs. 163 @ greendust.com
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    Transcend JetFlash 500 8gb - disk 2
    Fat32, USB 2.0 on Asus M2a-vm hdmi
    ~Rs. 250 @ greendust.com
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  19. babumxx
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    babumxx Upgraded User

    [font=tahoma,geneva,sans-serif]Sandisk Cruzer Switch 8 GB Pen Drive - [/font]INR 350/- from Ebay India(after disount)

    NTFS

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  20. Neo-N
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    Got these shitty speeds for my Sandisk Cruzer Blade 4GB drive.

    I am not complaining coz I got the drive for 109/- during some Indiaplaza loot and coz I use it only as a courier drive! [​IMG]

    BTW, I must mention that the drive is now on exFAT. Earlier when it was on NTFS, it gave even worse speeds! [​IMG]

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