Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB Drive ReviewBluePanda - September 5, 2012
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To test Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 USB drive, I will run a series of benchmarks to provide as accurate a representation of its performance as possible. Flash Memory Toolkit and SiSoft Sandra will both be used to measure access times and to benchmark read and write speeds in various circumstances. Remember that FMT and Sandra are synthetic benchmarks. To gauge real-world performance, I will also use a set of compressed files of various sizes to measure write speeds under typical usage. These compressed files correspond to those that are used in our product reviews that use the WinRAR benchmark. Let's begin!
- Processor: Core i7 2600K @ 4.4 GHz 100 x 44
- CPU Cooling: Corsair H100
- Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z68AP-D3
- Memory: Mushkin 991996 Redline PC3-17000 9-11-10-28 16 GB
- Video Card: XFX HD 7970 Black Edition
- PSU: Antec TruePower New TP-750
- Hard Drives: Corsair Force GT 240 GB SSD
- Case: Corsair 650D
- Optical Drive: N/A
- OS: Windows 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1
- Card Reader: Transcend USB 3.0 Super Speed Multi-Card Reader (TS-RDF8)
Flash Memory Toolkit 2.0
The first benchmark will use the low level benchmark from Flash Memory Toolkit 2.0. Higher read/write speeds and lower access times are better.
The results are not bad at all. The drive is not as horridly slow as I had imagined. It beats out the speeds it reports capable so I'm satisfied. It's not amazing, but you have to remember the fact that there is encryption involved making your files safer.