Lexar JumpDrive Triton 32GB USB3 Review
Test system and test procedures
For this review I will be using two PCs, one slightly older, with an i5-750 and a newer one built around the i5-2500K. Here are the full specs of both systems.
- MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte P55A-UD4 (NEC USB3 Chipset)
- CPU: Intel i5-750 @ 3.4GHz
- RAM: 4GB Corsair Dominator
- VGA: ATI Radeon HD 5670
- HDD1: OCZ Vertex 2 60GB (OS Drive)
- HDD2: Samsung Spinpoint 1TB (storage)
- MOTHERBOARD: ASRock Extreme4 Z68 (Etron USB3 Chipset)
- CPU: Intel i5 2500K
- RAM: 8GB Kingston HyperX
- VGA: Intel HD 3000
- HDD1: Crucial M4 256GB (OS Drive)
- HDD2: Western Digital Black 1TB (storage)
Again I will try to keep my testing methods as simple as possible and repeatable on various systems. I will run two simple benchmarks, ATTO and CrystalDiskMark, both tools can give a good impression of how the drive performs. I will also run these benchmarks with the two most common file systems that most users use, the older and most compatible file system FAT32, and NTFS which is the current standard that has a lot of benefits over FAT32. There will also be some real life tests, simple tasks such as copy/paste and also a compatibility list with a list of various consumer devices that most people will use in or out their homes.
My first test will be performed with the FAT32 file system, and I will start this test on PC1 using ATTO.
As we can see the drive is able not only to achieve but also to give slightly higher read speeds than Lexar have stated in their specification sheet.
Again the Lexar Triton is able to give some extra performance on sequential read/write speeds, but when it comes to 4K and 4K QD32 write, the overall performance isn’t as high as we hoped.
The next set of tests will be performed on PC2 and will follow the same procedure with the same file system.
Again we can see that the Lexar Triton has amazing performance with sequential writes, and gives an outstanding performance with reads, reaching a max speed of almost 180MB/Sec.
Again we can see that the Lexar Triton USB3 flash drive offers some very high read speeds, but again the write speeds on 4K and 4KQD32 are very slow.
The sequential performance of the drive is simply astonishing, unfortunately this is ruined by the poor write performance on 4K.