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Hey OCN.

My topic today: Flash Drives. We've all got them; one in your pocket, one on the coffee table, one for your Xbox, one in your car stereo... theyre everywhere.
But which ones are better than others?

After gathering a handful of drives from around my house, I decided to run all of them through HDTune just to see what happens.
Here are a few results. Some of them may surprise you ;]


Heres an old Memorex. Its at least 3 years old.



PNY Micro Attache. One of the smallest out there..


You can find this one at your local Radio Shack.


Another old one from Kingston


This one was 'bout 7 dollars off buy.com a few months ago. Kingston.


Kingston Mini Slim



My new 8gig that I got for christmas:


This one from SanDisk is a popular one. You'd think it'd be fast?


Finally, Ive had this one on my keychain for over a year.
Got it off eBay for a mere 13 bucks. Worked like a charm ever since I got it.
.. but look at the numbers!! It turns out to be the fastest drive I own!



Check out the OCN communities TESTED flash drive benchmark results!

Google Spreadsheet

Please contribute your own flash drive results!
Click HERE to download CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1 OCN Edition
Click HERE to download HD Tune Pro v4.60

Remember to include your screen capture of a completed HDTune or CrystalDiskMark test along with the information of the Flash Drive.
I will update the spreadsheet periodically.

Edited by Anton338 - 1/4/11 at 8:11pm
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Cool thread.
How about making a google spreadsheet and add results that we post up to it to create a big flash drive r/w speed database.

I have a 256 Lexar, 8GB SanDisk Cruzer (v1), and a 16GB OCZ Rally2 that I could test and post.

Also, your tests only show read speeds -- what about writing?
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Nice thread! If you get some more, that would be awesome. Maybe those nice Patriot drives...etc.
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Cool thread.
How about making a google spreadsheet and add results that we post up to it to create a big flash drive r/w speed database.

I have a 256 Lexar, 8GB SanDisk Cruzer (v1), and a 16GB OCZ Rally2 that I could test and post.

Also, your tests only show read speeds -- what about writing?
Thanks for the input, guys!

Great idea with the spreadsheet. Im not too familiar with docs, but I'll give it a shot!

And I'd love to do write speeds, but unfortunately they require you to remove all partitions from the drive (pretty much wiping it clean)
I wasnt able to do write speeds for most of thoes as I still had valuable data on them lol... but I'll see what I can do.
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That last drive looks pretty good. Does it let you test the write speeds too?
For me it's not a problem of copying the files off that takes so long it's copying them to the drive that takes forever.
    
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If you're up for switching benchmarking apps, I think CrystalDiskMark can test both read and write without having to have a clear drive.

Either way, I'll post benches from my drives tomorrow night.
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That last drive looks pretty good. Does it let you test the write speeds too?
For me it's not a problem of copying the files off that takes so long it's copying them to the drive that takes forever.
simple answer is no, no write speeds with this program.


Quote:
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If you're up for switching benchmarking apps, I think CrystalDiskMark can test both read and write without having to have a clear drive.

Either way, I'll post benches from my drives tomorrow night.
Thankss I'm trying it right now :]
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My Contribution: Corsair Voyager Flash 16gB -Format NTFS



Read:



I could not get write test to work, cleaned the partition in diskpart, didn't do anything.

---EDIT---

Same thing using crystaldisk:


Edited by Taylorsci - 1/2/11 at 9:11pm
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I could not get write test to work, cleaned the partition in diskpart, didn't do anything.
Same. Tried diskpart, didn't work.

I think I'll use CrystalDiskMark from now on.
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Bumpin.

Cmon people, you got spare flash drives lying around within reach?
Test them! See how they compare to others!
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