Silicon Power Mobile X31 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

The next test done was the HD Tach. Taking a look at the graph, we can see the line is quite flat and stable on average, despite the many blips. Speed varied around 100 to 120MB/s, but the average read speed came out to be 107MB/s. Directly comparing it to the Silicon Power Jewel J80 32GB flash drive, the Mobile X31 seems to be a hair slower. This would make sense once again due to very similar internal components. It is quite a bit slower than the Patriot Stellar 64GB, but again, the Silicon Power Mobile X31 is a really compact drive. The burst speed came out to 100.6MB/s, and the average latency was around 0.4ms.

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, 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