Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB Review (Page 6 of 8)

Page 6 - Benchmark: HD Tach

About HD Tach

HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark for random access read/write storage devices such as hard drives, removable drives (ZIP/JAZZ), flash devices, and RAID arrays. HD Tach uses custom device drivers and other low level Windows interfaces to bypass as many layers of software as possible and get as close to the physical performance of the device possible.

From: Developer's Page

While HD Tach's sequential read performance is more of a 'drag race' approach to evaluating storage performance, it still provides valuable insight into how good a drive is compared to the next. From that above, I was able to pull a respectable 16.9MB/s sequential read speed in a nearly flat line. Of course, this is not the fastest we have seen from a USB 2.0 flash device, but compared against what USB 2.0 drives are used to capable of doing back in the days, this is, once again, a favorable result for the security enabled drive. Just for comparison, SanDisk's unencrypted Cruzer Titanium U3 back in 2006 delivered just over 17MB/s in the same test, while the OCZ Mini Kart came in at just under 14MB/s. For what it is worth, this is probably not going to be indicative of real life performance by any means, but at the end of the day, these numbers are certainly what we would have considered a norm a few years ago. Again, everything I have quoted is not encrypted, whereas the DataTraveler Locker+ G2 is.

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