Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB Review (Page 3 of 8)

Page 3 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

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As I have mentioned before, the Kingston DataTraveler microDuo is a USB 2.0 drive, and thus we do not expect it to even be close to majority of our storage options on this page, whether flash drive or external hard drive. All of the other products in comparison provide a bit of perspective, but they are not meant to be thought of as competitors. In fact, the only other two USB 2.0 drives that should be looked at in terms of comparison are the Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB and the OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB. For your information, USB 2.0 has a realistic maximum transfer speed of around 35MB/s, while USB 3.0 is over 200MB/s with the current crop of devices.

Now normally, you would see the AIDA64 results with the product in question marked by red bars. You would then notice how as I told you the Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB results are exactly like I would have predicted. It would not be the fastest of USB drives due to the aforementioned reasons. However, as you also notice, the bars are completely blank, and next to it is just a bunch of goose eggs. Unfortunately, I ran into a small issue of AIDA64 freezing up every time we plugged the Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB. Both Editor-in-Chief and I tried multiple computers with multiple configurations, but alas the results were not in our reach. Thankfully you can now peruse the graphs and look back on how far we have come in terms of results. If you have read this entire section, and realized I have wasted your time, I will give you a free joke: What happened when the patriotic Asian father received the Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB? He replied, “Why is this a USB drive? Why not a USA?” Anyways, let’s move on to something more interesting.

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