ADATA C702 Classic 16GB Flash Drive Reviewajmatson - April 7, 2008
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To test the ADATA C702's performance, I am going to use a benchmark program called Flash Memory Toolkit. Flash Memory Toolkit will test the drive with a low-level read speed benchmark and a read/write file benchmark. For testing, each drive will be plugged directly into a USB 2.0 port on the back of the motherboard so there is no variable caused with extension cables. I will be comparing the ADATA C702 against two other popular flash drives to get an idea of performance.
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 333 x 9.5
- Motherboard: Gigabyte X38-DS4 w/ Bios version F2
- Memory: OCZ Reaper HPC PC2-8500 5-5-5-18 2 x 2GB
- Video Card: ASUS 8800 GT w/Forceware 169.25
- Power Supply: Ultra X2 750w Extreme Edition
- Hard Drive: 1 x Seagate 320GB SATA
- Optical: Lite-On 8x DVD+/-RW
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
- Sandisk Cruzer Micro 1 GB
- OCZ Rally 2 Dual Channel 2GB
Read Speed - Low Level Benchmark:
Now for the tests. First up is the Low-Level Benchmark. This test will calculate the average read speed in megabytes and the speed calculation factor. The first screenshot is the ADATA C702, the second is the Sandisk Cruzer Micro, and the third is the OCZ Rally2.
WOW! I did not see that one coming. The ADATA C702 just blew the other two drives away, even the dual channel OCZ Rally2.