Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB 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 Locker+ G2 32GB to deliver performance competitive with the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB SSD, even though it is a rather old SSD. Heck, we don't even expect the Locker+ to be anywhere near the batch USB 3.0 performance drives we used for reference -- this is a self-encrypting USB 2.0 device that is, by no means, designed for class leading performance. I mean, if you are expecting an armored vehicle to be faster than a Lamborghini, you are just buying the wrong car (Until you get shot, anyway). That said, we are not saying performance is not important, it is just more of a secondary priority. Our AIDA64 results provide interesting insight to the performance of the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2. Delivering up to 17.8MB/s sequential read, 17.5MB/s random read, and 18.2MB/s buffered read, it is certainly slower than even the OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB from the days of the dinosaurs, but being a self encrypting drive and all, I was actually surprised the Locker+ actually still provided reasonably good speed. Its 1.96 ms random access time is relatively high by USB 2.0 drive standards, but then again, considering it being a self encrypting drive, it is hard to make a case against the security oriented Locker+ in my personal opinion.

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