Mushkin Ventura Pro 32 GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive ReviewIndybird - November 15, 2011
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To test the performance of the Mushkin Ventura Pro 32 GB USB 3.0 Drive, I will be using a series of utilities designed to benchmark its abilities. The first utility is called Flash Memory Toolkit, which has a free demo available. This utility consists of a low-level read test that checks memory bandwidth on the device and a write test of varying file sizes that examines the drive’s performance at saving information. The next benchmark will be the SiSoft Sandra benchmark, specifically the Removable Storage test. To get a real-world look at the performance, I will record the time it takes to write custom files to the drive; the same files we use for WinRAR benchmarks in our other reviews. All thumb drives will be formatted before testing and plugged directly into the motherboard using a port on the rear I/O panel.
- CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965
- Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P SE
- Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD Pro/USB3
- Memory: Mushkin Redline 997013 4 GB DDR3-1600 MHz
- Video Card: XFX Radeon HD 6970
- Power Supply: NZXT Hale90 750 W
- HDD: 1 x Seagate 7200.11 750 GB SATA w/ 32 MB Cache
- Optical Drive: Lite-On DVD-R/W
- OS: Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Read Speed - Low Level Benchmark:
This is the first benchmark from Flash Memory Toolkit. This test outputs an average speed in megabytes per second and the access time in milliseconds.
The Mushkin Ventura Pro bests the Patriot SuperSonic in the USB 3.0 Read tests, but falls behind in the Write tests. In addition, its USB 2.0 performance is notably slower in both tests.