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Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0, photos and benchmark

Yesterday we bought another very fast Flash Drive with USB 3.0 support — Kingston 64GB DataTraveler HyperX 3.0.

Manufacturer advertised speeds: Read 225 MB/s; Write: 135MB/s. It come pre-formatted with FAT32, but we instantly formatted it with NTFS, 64 KB cluster size.

It has a little bit slower read speed and 1/3 slower write speed than Patriot 64GB, but in contrast to Patriot, this Kingston feels very good in the hand.

Obligatory notes:

  • Our benchmarks are not scientific tests.
  • Tested on PC with EVGA X58 CLASSIFIED 3 motherboard (1st gen i7 CPU).
  • Benchmark file size was about 4 GB.
  • Tested only sequential read and write.
  • I tested my real world usage scenarios.
  • Screenshots are from Far Manager and Febooti Hash & CRC, using “Just Read” feature.
  • IMO Far Manager shows slightly lower reading speeds, because it copies data to NUL device, which slows things a little bit.

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive benchmark results

Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

We have just bought Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, and have only two things to say:

  1. I do not like the size, form factor and sharp corners — it would be nice if this Flash Drive was about 30% smaller, and …. hmmm… and different 🙂
  2. Read and write speeds are amazing.

Notes:

  • Results are not from scientific tests.
  • Formatted Flash Drive using MS Windows 7 to NTFS.
  • Tested on PC with EVGA X58 CLASSIFIED 3 motherboard (1st gen i7 CPU).
  • Benchmark file size was about 12 GB.
  • Tested only sequential read and write.
  • I tested my real world usage scenarios.
  • First 3 screenshots are from Far Manager.
  • Last screenshot is from Febooti Hash & CRC, using “Just Read” feature.
  • IMO Far Manager shows slightly lower reading speeds, because it copies data to NUL device, which slows things a little bit.

Online CPU Stress Test and Benchmark

Yesterday we launched a new project called Urih.com, that features very cool Benchmarking application written in Microsoft Silverlight. The main goal was to write a Benchmarking tool, that can be used as Online CPU Benchmark / Stress Test, that uses all available CPU cores. It is called SilverBench. Online means, that you do not need to install any browser plug-ins on most of the computers, because MS Silverlight is already installed.

Go to the CPU Benchmark / Stress Test!

We were unable to write application, that can utilize multiple physical processors / sockets. Currently it is not possible in MS Silverlight. Also, 100% CPU utilization of all available CPU cores / threads is not possible. I think, that it is expected behavior of web browser thread implementation. Here is a screenshot of average CPU load during Stress Test and Benchmarking. It goes about 90% all the time.

Another notable feature is history and TOP 50 charts of Standard and Extreme tests, where you can see scores of tests performed by various users around the world.

Also, note that Stress Test has very low FPS on modern computer. This is intentional, so we can watch progress as more CPU cores are added to our computers.