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Product: SmarThumb 256Mb USB Drive
Date: February 7, 2006
Author: Kristofer Brozio
Edited By: Mike Smith
Provided By: SmarThumb
Pages: 1 2 3 4
Discussion: Discuss in Forums

Installation and Testing

No real installation is required except to plug it into a free USB port and let Windows XP automatically install it, of course if you are running something different than Windows XP you may need drivers. I ran some basic tests using Diskbench and HdTach RW then compared the times to other USB drives and basic hard drives to get a comparison.

Here are the results from HDTach:

As you can see it is the slowest in some respects but also the fastest in Random Access time, with a time of .5 Milliseconds. Next, I tested the time it took to copy an 85Mb file from my hard drive to the SmarThumb and my Corsair Flash Voyager.

12.6Milliseconds at a transfer rate of 6.5Mb/s

5.5Milliseconds at a transfer rate of 14.8Mb/s

Now when we are measuring things in Milliseconds, I really don't think the times matter much, both are pretty fast.

Productivity Suite

Now let's check out the Productivity Applications that came with the drive. When you plug in and open the drive you will see one item on the drive:

You see two items in this picture because I have it set to show hidden files and folders, but normally you will only see the SmarThumb RunMe icon. After clicking the SmarThumb RunMe icon a small menu pops up on your desktop, it is divided into pages via tabs on the side.

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