Bruce Lee MIMOBOT 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ReviewSun, Sep 16, 2012 - 12:00 AM
Performance & Conclusion
CrystalDiskMark 3.0.1c x64:
CrystalDiskMark is a small benchmark utility for drives and enables
rapid measurement of sequential and random read/write speeds. Note that
CDM only supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) with a queue depth of 32
(as noted) for the last listed benchmark score. This can skew some
results in favor of controllers that also do not support NCQ.
Benchmark Results: CrystalDiskMark showed that we hitting 25MB/s read and 6MB/s write on the sequential test. Not the fastest USB Flash Drive by any means, but remember this is not a high-end enthusiast class product where fast transfer speeds are a must.
ATTO is one of the oldest drive benchmarks still being used today and
is still very relevant.. ATTO measures transfers across a specific
volume length. It measures raw transfer rates for both reads and writes
and places the data into graphs that can be very easily interpreted. The
test was run with the default runs of 0.5kb through 8192kb transfer
sizes with the total length being 256mb.
Benchmark Results: The Bruce Lee Mimobot USB 2.0 Flash drive was able to hit 25.5MB/s read and 5.7MB/ write speeds in ATTO with the default benchmark settings.
Check Flash v1.16.2:
Check Flash is a multi-purpose flash drive testing and maintenance tool. This utility allows for error checking, speed tests, and much more.
Benchmark Results: Check Flash showed that we averaged 23.83MB/s read and 5.25MB/s write on the speed test. It also didn’t find any errors on the drive, which is good news.
Final Thoughts and Conclusions:
The Bruce Lee Mimobot USB 2.0 Flash Drive is certainly a conversation starter and something that is pretty epic, but the performance of the drive was lacking. What about cost? The Bruce Lee 8GB Mimobot costs $19.99 and UPS Ground shipping is $8.94. That puts the total price of the Bruce Lee Mimobot to $28.93!
Having to pay $28.93 for an 8GB High-Speed USB 2.0 Flash drive that has 25.5MB/s read speeds and 5.7MB/s write speeds is a bit crazy. The Newegg Shell Shocker deal today was a 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive with Read/Write speeds of 70/40 MB/s for just $19.99 shipped! So, as you can see the Bruce Lee Mimobot is not a speed demon by any means and you are paying extra for the artwork and the royalties for the character being depicted on the storage drive. If you are a collector of USB Flash Drives or love Bruce Lee and want this drive as a conversation piece then it is worth it, but from a cost, warranty and performance perspective there are better solutions out there.
Legit Bottom Line: If you are looking for a conversation piece the Bruce Lee Mimobot USB 2.0 Flash Drive is a must, but this is not the drive to buy if you plan on using it often to move large amounts of data.