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About HD Tach 18.104.22.168
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 very good 136.8MB/s sequential read speed from the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB in a practically flat line. Of course, this is not the fastest we have seen from a USB 3.0 flash device, but it is pretty darn speedy nonetheless. Remember, we are testing a self encrypting drive. Just for comparison, Kingston's DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB delivered 188.1 MB/s in the same test, while the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB pulled only 16.9 MB/s. This means it is significantly faster than its predecessor in this regard, but slower than its business oriented cousin. For what it's 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 something we would not even have dreamed of three or four years ago.
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 22.214.171.124
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60