Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB Review (Page 5 of 8)

Page 5 - Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark

About Crystal Disk Mark

- Measure sequential reads/writes speed
- Measure random 512KB, 4KB, 4KB (Queue Depth=32) reads/writes speed
- Select test data (Random, 0Fill, 1Fill)

From: Developer's Page

The same pattern continues on for the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB encrypted USB 2.0 flash drive as we move onto our Crystal Disk Mark results. Once again, it held its own in the sequential read and write benchmarks -- at least for a USB 2.0 drive -- but again, shaving a chunk off the numbers presented by the nearest competitor. Surprisingly, the DataTraveler Locker+ is actually more competitive against the rest of the group in random small file performance, which requires high input/out operations per second (Commonly referred to as IOPS) -- even beating out some of them in a few tests. Even though it is still not very good, this is no different than other USB flash drives we have tested in the past. Improving IOPS is one area we would definitely like to see improvement on for everyone selling thumb drives, although for most users, the real world performance based on the intended usage of a USB flash drive will probably not be a significant issue. Once again, considering this is a self encrypting drive, I am rather surprised how well the Locker+ performed in our tests. Usually, 'self encrypting' usually translates to 'no performance', but this product proves otherwise.

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