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Super Talent Pico-C 8GB Flash Drive - Benchmarks - Test System Setup and HD Tune Pro

With a massive roundup in the works, Chris takes the Super Talent Pico-C and puts it head-to-head with pre-gen leaders.

| USB Drives in Storage | Posted: Jul 9, 2008 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Super Talent

Test System

 

Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6750 (Supplied by Intel)

 

Motherboard: MSI X38 Diamond (Supplied by MSI Computer)

 

Memory: 2x 1GB DDR2-1200 (Supplied by Winchip)

 

Graphics Card: ASUS HD 3870 TOP (Supplied by ASUS)

 

Cooling: GIGABYTE 3D Galaxy II (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

 

Drivers: Intel INF 8.3.1.1009, ForceWare 163.21

 

To give the testing a little spice, I chose to include benchmarks from some of my daily use thumb drives. The Corsair Flash Voyager, Corsair Readout and OCZ Rally 2 all offered great performance at their times of launch.

 

HD Tune Pro

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.00

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.efdsoftware.com/

 

Product Homepage: http://www.hdtune.com/>

 

HD Tune is a Hard Disk utility which has the following functions:

 

- Benchmark: measures the performance

 

- Info: shows detailed information

 

- Health: checks the health status by using SMART

 

- Error Scan: scans the surface for errors

 

- Temperature display

 

HD Tune Pro gives us accurate read, write and access time results and for the last couple of years has been gaining popularity amongst reviewers. It is now considered a must have application for storage device testing.

 

Transfer Tests

 

Super Talent Pico-C 8GB Flash Drive

 

Super Talent Pico-C

 

Super Talent Pico-C 8GB Flash Drive

 

Corsair Flash Voyager

 

Super Talent Pico-C 8GB Flash Drive

 

Corsair Readout

 

Super Talent Pico-C 8GB Flash Drive

 

OCZ Rally 2

 

Super Talent Pico-C 8GB Flash Drive

 

The Super Talent Pico-C is able to best all of the other drives in all catagories other than Minimum Transfer Speeds. The drive drops a bit of speed every now and then, but even at its lowest point, only the OCZ Rally 2 is faster at Minimum Transfer Speeds.

 

Access Times

 

Super Talent Pico-C 8GB Flash Drive

 

When it comes to Access Times, the Pico-C leads the group, and by a large margin over the two Corsair drives. The OCZ Rally 2 comes very close, but the Pico-C is able to best it by 1 ms.

 

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