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A-DATA Nobility N005 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Benchmarks - Crystal Disk Mark

USB 3.0 brings external storage in line with the speeds of internal storage. Can the A-DATA N005 make your life better, or just cause you heart ache?

| USB Drives in Storage | Posted: Sep 24, 2010 2:54 am
TweakTown Rating: 85%      Manufacturer: A-DATA

CrystalDiskMark

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 3.0 Technical Preview
Developer Homepage: http://crystalmark.info
Product Homepage: http://crystalmark.info/software/CrystalDiskMark/index-e.html
Download here: http://crystaldew.info/category/software/crystaldiskmark

 

CrystalDiskMark is a disk benchmark software.

 

Key Features:-

 

* Sequential reads/writes
* Random 4KB/512KB reads/writes
* Text copy
* Change dialog design
* internationalization (i18n)

 

Note: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0 is not available to the public yet, but the Technical Preview does allow us to test 4K performance at queue depths of 4 and 32 in addition to 1. The current release Crystal Disk Mark only shows us QD 1.

 

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In a recent announcement the makers of CDM stated that they were making the 1000MB test the default benchmark so we have changed over from the 100MB test and started using the 1000MB test in our reviews.

 

In CDM we focus on the 4K performance and here we see solid 16MB/s read speeds, but the write speeds are right around 2.5MB/s. The write speeds are faster than those of traditional platter drives, but nothing like the speeds we are seeing on the USB 3.0 SSDs. Then again, the N005 doesn't have the very high cost associated with USB 3.0 SSDs either.

 

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