Testing resultsWe test the drive by hooking it up to an ASUS P6X58D Premium motherboard that's equipped with a USB 3.0 chip from NEC. The drive's performance is tested by running it in both USB 3.0 and 2.0 modes, to see what effect transitioning between the ports has on performance. The drive is formatted to the NTFS filing system before benchmarking.
The first test uses AS SSD to determine peak sequential read and write speeds.
A single 8GB file - Iometer's test file, if you were wondering - is transferred to and from the drive. We run the test twice and report the average time taken.
But not all files are huge. The mixed-file test moves 10,086 files from our benchmarking folder to and from the pen-drive. The files range from 1KB through to 346MB, providing a good spread.