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Kingston MobileLite G2 8GB USB Card Reader Review
|Product:||Kingston MobileLite G2 USB Card Reader|
|Date:||Fri, Feb 05, 2010 - 12:00 AM|
|Written By:||Joe Evans -|
To measure performance of the SDHC card, we measured read and write speeds with various benchmarks and threw in two other 8GB SDHC cards to see how they compare.
In addition to the Kingston 8GB class 4 card, say hello to the
DANE-ELEC 8GB class 4 card and the Transcend 8GB class 6 card all pictured above. All were tested in the MobileLite G2 reader.
Running the SiSoftware Sandra removable storage reads test, we can see
that all three cards more or less perform the same across the different
file sizes. Unsurprisingly, the Kingston and DANE-ELEC class 4 cards
were almost identical in performance where the class 6 Transcend card
tied or eked out a little better scores across the board except for the
256kB test where it curiously lagged noticeably. After running the
benchmark three times and getting nearly identical scores, we can
conclude that Kingston MobileLite G2 reader is likely the bottleneck.
Looking at the scores for the writes it's pretty much the same story with the two class 4 cards running nearly identical and the class 6 card besting them in most instances. Again, we saw one portion of the test where one card seemed to part from expectations. In the 256MB write test, the DANE-ELEC card trounced the other two. Again, this was a repeatable result and therefore concluded as accurate as far as this benchmark goes.
The CrystalDiskMark benchmark shows decent read and write speeds, especially on the larger files. This is pretty much what you would expect to see from a class 4 SDHC card.
The file benchmark on HD Tune Pro echos what we saw on the CrystalDiskMark results and for the most part the SiSoftware Sandra results. Better results with larger files, reads in the 20MB/s range and writes in the 11MB/s range. The numbers the Kingston 8GB SDHC card achieved were consistent with repeated runs and from benchmark to benchmark. When benchmarking, consistency is what you like to see.
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