Lexar JumpDrive Triton 32GB USB3 Review
Real world tests and conclusion
Real world tests
Benchmarks are great, as they can give a very good view of how the drive can perform when it’s pushed to the maximum. Unfortunately they only tell on part of the story, the rest you have to find it out when you’re using the drive for everyday day tasks. I’ve therefore decided to perform three simple tests that almost everyone does, so that I can get a better view of the performance of the drive.
I will start my test by performing a simple Copy of 1.36GB of MP3s, you can see the result from the Lexar Drive Triton, on the graph below.
As we can see the Lexar Triton gives a simply outstanding performance.
For the next test I will copy 3377 various picture files with a total size of 2.56GB.
In this test we can see that the Lexar Triton shows lower performance compared to the Kingston DataTraveler Elite 3.0. The slower performance was expected, however the drive showed exceptional speed when it sent the files back to the SSD.
I’m finishing my tests by copying an MKV file and an SRT file, the two files have a total size of 3.46GB
As it was expected the Lexar Triton was able to produce times that are simply outstanding.
This is a simple test, in which I will simply plug the Lexar Triton JumpDrive in various devices, two PCs, a laptop, a netbook, one mini Hi-Fi, a media player, and two TVs, to check the compatibility. So let’s see if the Kingston Lexar Triton flash drive works on all these machines.
As we can see the Lexar Triton works with all of my test equipment.
The only two concerns that I had were with the price, and the slow write performance on my 4K tests. Let me start with the price, as we all know there are a lot of very well priced USB3 flash drives, but none of them that are well priced can also reach speeds of 150MB/Sec, so if you need speed you have a very few options to choose from. Also the build quality is another thing, and the Lexar Triton can easily justify the extra money asked with its build quality and the great looks that it has.
Secondly I didn’t like the slow speeds when the drive performed the 4K test, and I have to admit that this was something that I didn’t expect. However the drive managed to give a very good result when I copied a lot of small files from my SSD to the USB drive and vice versa, so in real life you won’t notice a big loss in speed.
There are a lot of positives for the Lexar Triton JumpDrive, the drive is an outstanding performer on sequential read/write and it’s by far the fastest USB3 flash drive that MyCE has tested. One other thing that I need to mention is that with the Lexar Triton JumpDrive you get away from all the cheap plastic that most of the USB3 flash drives are made of.
With Lexar’s Triton JumpDrive you get a simple and stylish USB3 flash drive that has a sleek metal chassis with a black high-gloss mirror finish on top. The Lexar Triton was the only thing that women noticed on my desk so I have to say that it will make an excellent gift, not just for yourself, but also for your girlfriend, wife, or even your daughter.
“The Lexar Triton is an excellent choice when it comes to speed, and in real world tests you won’t notice any slowdown in its performance.” Therefore I will rate this product as Outstanding and also give the Editor’s Choice award.