Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB Review (Page 3 of 8)

Page 3 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

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AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

From: Developer's Page

I'd just like to make it clear from the start that we are, by no means, expecting Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB to deliver performance competitive with the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD. The Vertex 2 is a Serial ATA storage device optimized for maximum I/O performance as a boot drive, whereas the DataTraveler HyperX, while advertised as a fast USB 3.0 drive, is designed to be a compact removable storage device only. However, our AIDA64 results do provide interesting insight to the performance of the Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0. Delivering up to 219.7MB/s sequential read, it is surprisingly close to the Vertex 2's 266.7MB/s; its score of 236.5MB/s in the Random Read section is no laughing matter either. The same goes for its 137.6MB/s Buffered Read result. However, this drive seems to suffer a bit when it comes down to the average access time compared to the SSD; fortunately 0.46ms is still an extremely competitive figure if you look at where hard drives are at. Generally speaking, in this particular benchmark, it is mostly right on the tail of the Patriot Supersonic Magnum -- but not necessarily faster.

Page Index
1. Introduction and Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Conclusion