Posted by CANbike on Sat, 19 Jan 2013

Benchmark: Kingston DataTraveler 16GB G3

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The Kingston DataTraveler G3 is commonly found for a cheap price. Benchmarked is the 16GB model formated to have a single ext2 partition. The performance is slow, but expected for it’s price range.

Device Information

fdisk -l  /dev/sdi

Disk /dev/sdi: 15.6 GB, 15606349824 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1897 cylinders, total 30481152 sectors
Units = sectors of 1 * 512 = 512 bytes
Sector size (logical/physical): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
I/O size (minimum/optimal): 512 bytes / 512 bytes
Disk identifier: 0xc3072e18

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/sdi1   *        2048    30480383    15239168   83  Linux

Device Read Benchmark (USB 2.0)

hdparm -t  /dev/sdi1

/dev/sdi1:
 Timing buffered disk reads:  48 MB in  3.03 seconds =  15.84 MB/sec

Device Write Benchmark: 1MB x 1000 (USB 2.0)

dd if=/dev/zero of=tempfile bs=1M count=1000 conv=fdatasync,notrunc
1000+0 records in
1000+0 records out
1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 435.186 s, 2.4 MB/s

Device Write Benchmark: 10MB x 100 (USB 2.0)

dd if=/dev/zero of=tempfile bs=10M count=100 conv=fdatasync,notrunc
100+0 records in
100+0 records out
1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 407.322 s, 2.6 MB/s

Device Write Benchmark: 100MB x 10 (USB 2.0)

dd if=/dev/zero of=tempfile bs=100M count=10 conv=fdatasync,notrunc
10+0 records in
10+0 records out
1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 586.528 s, 1.8 MB/s

Device Write Benchmark: 500MB x 2 (USB 2.0)

dd if=/dev/zero of=tempfile bs=500M count=2 conv=fdatasync,notrunc
2+0 records in
2+0 records out
1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 635.349 s, 1.7 MB/s

Device Write Benchmark: 1000MB x 1 (USB 2.0)

dd if=/dev/zero of=tempfile bs=1000M count=1 conv=fdatasync,notrunc
1+0 records in
1+0 records out
1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 395.489 s, 2.7 MB/s