A-DATA PD7 8GB Flash Drive ReviewMakaveli - January 21, 2008
» Discuss this article (0)
To thoroughly test the A-DATA PD7 8GB flash drive, I'm going to be testing it with a program called "Flash Memory Toolkit." The tests from the program that I'll be running are the "Low-level Benchmark" and the "File Benchmark." The "Low-level Benchmark" tests the speed multiplication and how many megabytes a second the drive can achieve while in read format. The "File Benchmark" allows us to see the read and write speed of the drive in KB/s for each of the one, three, and five megabyte files. Higher is better in all tests. I'll be using the Lexar 8GB drive (OCC Review) and a generic 2GB model that I've used for years.
- CPU: Intel Q6600 Core 2 Quad
- Motherboard: Abit IN9 32X Max WiFi
- Memory: 2 x 2GB Mushkin XP2-6400 4-4-4-12
- Video Card: Sapphire HD 3870
- Power Supply: Ultra X3 800 Watt Modular Power Supply
- Hard Drive(s): 2 x 500GB Seagate SATA, 1 x WD 160GB SATA
- Opticals: Sony DVD-R Burner, Sony DVD-ROM
- O/S: Windows Vista Ultimate 32bit
- Flash Drive 1: A-DATA PD7 8GB
- Flash Drive 2: Lexar 8GB
- Flash Drive 3: Generic 2GB
Read Speed - Low Level Benchmark:
The first screenshot is of the A-DATA PD7, the second is of the Lexar 8GB, and the third is of the generic 2GB flash drive. Clearly, the A-DATA PD7 destroys the competition by a long shot.
Nothing stands even close to the A-DATA PD7. Let's move on and see how it fares in the "File Benchmark" test.