Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 32GB Review (Page 3 of 8)

Page 3 - Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark

About AIDA64 Extreme Edition

AIDA64 Extreme Edition is a streamlined Windows diagnostic and benchmarking software for home users. AIDA64 Extreme Edition provides a wide range of features to assist in overclocking, hardware error diagnosis, stress testing, and sensor monitoring. It has unique capabilities to assess the performance of the processor, system memory, and disk drives. AIDA64 is compatible with all current 32-bit and 64-bit Microsoft Windows operating systems, including Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

From: Developer's Page

Before you start questioning, I would just like to make it clear that we do not expect the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G2 32GB flash drive to perform to SATA SSD standards, such as the OCZ Vertex 2 60GB used for reference purposes only. The Vertex 2 is a Serial ATA storage device optimized for maximum I/O performance as a boot drive, whereas the Ultimate G2, while advertised as a fast USB 3.0 drive, is designed to be a compact removable storage device only. On that note, however, our AIDA64 benchmarks show some impressive results. The Ultimate G2 delivers 183.4MB/s sequential read across the board. Its Random and buffered read comes in rather competitively with the Supersonic Magnum at 211.6MB/s and 162.4MB/s, respectively, while the average access time came in at 0.39ms. I was actually quite surprised at the results when I first tested it, especially with the buffered read and average access time, so I had to go back to my test bench to reconfirm the results.

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