Flash Drive Roundup: A Dynamic Review

Overall Score

4.5GB .ISO File Write

Measured in seconds (s), less is better.

Initially this seems odd and possibly an error, but I ran this test 3 times per drive to verify the results and yes, the Super Talent generic 8GB is the fastest writing drive of the group. Again, this drive turned in very erratic output graphs earlier and I honestly wouldn’t trust my data to this drive, even though the file was checked for integrity and no errors were found.

The Patriot Dash again proves its worth in the speed department, sneaking ahead of the OCZ Diesel and the fast but large (physically and in terms of capacity) Kingston Data Traveler 150 32GB. Clearly if you are buying a 32GB drive for reading and writing large files, you are better served with the Kingston versus the tragically slow A-Data My Flash 32GB. If you haven’t noticed already, the Corsair Survivor is built for durability rather than speed, you may be able to take this drive to depths of over 500 feet, but you better bring some extra air because you will be down there awhile, transferring the files you need.

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