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EggCellent Flash Drive! 03/02/2014
This review is from: SanDisk Extreme PRO 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model SDCZ88-128G-G46
Speedy, Aluminum Housing, Retractable, Sleek, large capacity.
SanDisk SecureAccess software works well, no issues on Windows 7
Very nice flash drive which has speed worthy of the USB 3.0 designation. Was able to transfer over 12.5GB of music to the drive in just a little over 1 minute... a 1.5 GB movie in only about 12 seconds.
No slouch on USB 2.0 either!
Price for this units might scare away some people but as I see it, the performance of this drive can justify a $1+ per GB price.
SanDisk SecureAccess software has no use on my Linux systems so I can recover about 10MB of space by dumping the extra proprietary software (of course I use trucrypt on them anyway).
If my PC had faster HDD results would be even better but this drive takes all my PC can throw at it!
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 © 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
*MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]
Sequential Read : 106.260 MB/s
Sequential Write : 116.781 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 98.320 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 26.711 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 10.523 MB/s [ 2569.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 10.061 MB/s [ 2456.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 8.936 MB/s [ 2181.7 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 9.843 MB/s [ 2403.1 IOPS]
Test : 1000 MB [E: 0.0% (0.0/119.2 GB0] (x4)
Date : 2014/02/26 17:52:23
OS : Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 [6.1 Build 7601] (x86)
Actual test numbers are only marginally better on my Ubuntu 12.04 system. Results using disk utility as follows:
Minimum Read Rate: 109.6 MB/s Minimum Write Rate: 119.0 MB/s
Maximum Read Rate: 126.3 MB/s Maximum Write Rate: 144.0 MB/s
Average Read Rate: 122.8 MB/s Average Write Rate: 134.8 MB/s
Average Access Time: 0.5 ms
Very pleased with the over-all performance and design of the drive, much better than the old Cruisers. Sleek design, retractable, lightweight aluminum housing that has a slot for key ring mounting will hold up much better than the plastic counterparts, the aluminum might aide in cooling as well? (although during testing my unit never even showed any noticeable increase in temperature). I would recommend this Flash drive to anyone needing a high capacity and fast drive.
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