Benchmarking Tool for USB Keys

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    0xCAFE

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    Hola!

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

    Somebody knows one?
    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    USB keys? Do you mean portable usb drives? :confused:
     
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    0xCAFE

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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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    0xCAFE

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    Any suggestion?
     
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    No ideas, but be sure to post your results here later. I need a 16gb USB thumb drive:D
     
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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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    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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