Monday 1 August 2011

Kingston DTR500 Series USB 2.0 Gives Great Performance For the Money

We have been looking for a USB 2.0 replacement for the OCZ ATV Turbo USB 2.0 flash drives that give us consistent 35MB/Second read and 30MB/Second writes.

At the recommendation of one of our local suppliers we picked up a 16GB DTR500 flash drive to do some testing with.

Their advertised read/write is 30MB/Second and 20MB/Second respectively.


So far in our testing the flash drive has come pretty close to their claimed read and write speeds. Because we use these flash drives for OS loading we need the read speeds much more than the write speeds.

So, we will be picking up more of these flash drives soon.

By the way, cost wise they are quite reasonable for the size of the drives too. We can now store the required OSs on the flash drive itself and move the required OS to the root to boot and load it with in seconds.

Plus we can augment with the required drivers for the specific boards we work with all on one device. This will make our system loading setup a lot more efficient.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

*Our original iMac was stolen (previous blog post). We now have a new MacBook Pro courtesy of Vlad Mazek, owner of OWN.

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