Andrew Bainbridge

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comment Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files
Can I find out why this question has been closed as off topic? I think it fits the "computer hardware" requirement of the FAQ and the "I would like others to explain to me" requirement.
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comment Why is ccmexec thrashing my disk?
Disabling "SMS Agent" in Windows' Services seemed to do the trick.
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comment Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files
That's the solution I use. The downside is that it is too bug to just leave in my pocket all the time. So, I keep a flash drive in my pocket for unexpected data emergencies and take the hdd with me when I know I need to.
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comment Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files
I think all the drives in that review are also in the review linked from my original question. The patriot and ocz drives both score 0 mb/s in the 4kb random write test! It looks like this is rounded to the nearest 50kb/s. In other words, they get less than 25kb/s. FWIW, a floppy drive manages about 10kb/s in such a test.
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comment Recommendations for USB flash drive fast at writing small files
There's no break down of the performance for small files in the working link article. The article says that various file sizes are tested and averaged using unequal weights. It doesn't say what the weights are. Given that the results are typically in the >10 megabytes/sec area, there can't be much weighting from the small files (I'd expect results < 0.5 megabyte/sec for small files)
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