Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 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 Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB USB 3.0 flash drive as we move onto our Crystal Disk Mark results. Once again, it performed well in sequential read and write benchmarks; coming in with a considerable lead over its predecessor. It also showed some improvement in the 512K read test. However, once we move beyond it into the 4K and 4K QD32 territory, which requires high input/out operations per second (Commonly referred to as IOPS), the DT Ultimate G3 seems to lag behind the G2. As far as the magnitude of the difference is concerned, this characteristic is no different than other USB 3.0 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.

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