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Old Oct 2, 2008, 12:58 PM   #1
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Benchmarking Tool for USB Keys

Hola!

I'm looking for a benchmarking tool (free if possible) to benchmark USB keys.

Somebody knows one?
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Old Oct 2, 2008, 02:36 PM   #2
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USB keys? Do you mean portable usb drives?
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Old Oct 2, 2008, 02:37 PM   #3
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Yeah, sorry 'bout that! In French they are "clés USB" so I basically translated "clé" to "key"...
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Old Oct 6, 2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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Old Oct 6, 2008, 06:41 PM   #5
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No ideas, but be sure to post your results here later. I need a 16gb USB thumb drive
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Old Oct 6, 2008, 07:03 PM   #6
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For now, I only have the Sandisk Ducati 4Gb, but I plan to test out A-Data, OCZ and possibly other brand.

I already have tools for Windows (my work laptop), but I also want to test them out under Mac OS X since USB speed is very dependant on the hardware and driver used (I read that somewhere so I wanted to see it with my own eyes).
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Old Oct 6, 2008, 07:08 PM   #7
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Hmm... Xbench is actually freeware (http://www.xbench.com/)
And does test any drives (fixed or USB).

I used it and have gotten the following results with the Sandisk Ducati 4Gb USB drive:

Sequential Write: 16.70 MB/sec
Sequential Read: 20.79 MB/sec
Xbench Sequential Result: 9.19

Random Write: 2.45 MB/sec
Random Read: 20.78 MB/sec
Xbench Random Result: 1.58

Not bad for a drive advertised as 20 MB/sec read/write!
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Old Oct 8, 2008, 02:33 PM   #8
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I have finished my full review of the Sandisk Extreme Ducati USB drive.

Check it out here:

Sandisk Extreme Ducati, 4GB USB Drive at 20MB/sec [Review]

I have done benchmarks on both Windows and Mac OS X.
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