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 188.8.131.529, 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
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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.
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.
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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