Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 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. As you can see from the graph above, the Kingston DataTraveler was able to pull a sequential read of 184.3MB/s, which is pretty darn good. However, we can see that there is an unexplained initial lag for the first 1GB at approximately 130MB/s, but suddenly spikes up to 184MB/s. Just to clarify, we have tested this on an empty drive. Although this may not exactly be the case in real life, there is that sense of satisfaction that this drive can have such performance when need be.

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