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ADATA Nobility N005 Pro 64 GB (USB 3.0 Flash Drive) Review

The next stage is to analyse the performance of the drives with some of the best software available online.

Crystalmark is a useful benchmark to measure theoretical performance levels of hard drives and SSD’s. We are using V3.0 x64.

We tested with both compressible and incompressible data and recorded around 175 MB/s with the sequential read test and 90 MB/s from the sequential write test. 4k and 4k QD 32 performance is rather weak.

By comparison the other drives used for comparison average around 90 MB/s read and 80-70 MB/s write.

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The ATTO benchmark returns interesting results, showing that the ADATA N005 Pro drive throughput peaks around 170 MB/s in the read tests and around 90MB/s in the write tests. The 1TB mechanical drive peaks around 85 MB/s with both read and write tests, very close in performance with the Kingston 64GB DT Ultimate drive which returns slightly faster read results, but slightly slower write results.

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