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Title pretty much says it all ... anyone know of a benchmarking program for measuring usb sticks read/write speeds ? (if it can produce its own files, even better ... in terms of (lots of small files)/(few big ones)).

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Here's a few that I've used and find quite good:

They all use their own files, with different sizes; they're quite comprehensive. If you like any of them, let me know.

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    That second one will suit me nicely, thanks! (apart from their Mb/s quircks, but I'm only interested in relative speed - one to another - not absolute). – Rook May 27 '10 at 14:34
  • @Idigas Check out Sisoft Sandra, I think it provides a relative comparison – Sathyajith Bhat May 27 '10 at 14:47
  • @Sathya - thanks. I will. (remember Sandra from a while ago ... for some reason I stopped using it at some point in time ... ?) – Rook May 27 '10 at 18:44
  • To get CrystalDiskMark without adware, instructions from [download.cnet.com/CrystalDiskMark/… on CNET): To get CrystalDiskMark without the add-on "Open Candy" ad-ware go to this link: http://crystalmark.info/download/index-e.html Scroll down to CrystalDiskMark and select the "Portable (zip)" version to download. Then right-click the downloaded file and choose "Extract all". The un-zipped folder contains regular and 64-bit versions. Double-click on the one you want to run. No adware or spyware in that version. – Steve Koch Dec 11 '13 at 18:07
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Try UserBenchMark, it has a web interface that allows you to compare results for your device with other users.

  • Drive benchmarks include: read, write and mixed IO.
  • Checks include: 4k Align, NCQ, TRIM, SATA, USB & S.M.A.R.T.

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