Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 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 much more like a 'drag race' approach to evaluating storage performance, it still provides valuable insight into how good a drive is compared to the next. From the graph above, you can see that we were able to pull the Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB to an average sequential read of 188.1 MB/s. This is a bit slower than rest of the results produced by other benchmarking programs, but in relation with other USB sticks, it is well within the same league. To prove my point, we got the ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 64GB at 188.2 MB/s, and the Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB at 176.0 MB/s. Once again, the Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB has no problems in keeping up with other USB 3.0 drives, despite the fact it is an encrypted drive. This is really impressive.

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