Lexar Tough 128GB Jumpdrive review

 

Test system and test procedures


For this review, I will be using a PC with
the following configuration.

 

Bench test

  • Motherboard: ASUS X99-A
  • CPU: Intel
    i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz
  • RAM: Crucial
    Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400
  • VGA: MSI
    Gaming GTX960 2GB
  • HDD1: Kingston
    HyperX Fury 240GB
    (OS Drive)
  • PSU:
    Seasonic M12II-750
  • OS:
    Windows 10

Testing methods

Trying to keep my testing methods as simple
as possible and at the same time repeatable on various systems. I will run two
simple benchmarks, ATTO and CrystalDiskMark, as both tools can
give a good impression of how the drive performs. This time I will be running
my tests with NTFS and also the default file system that the drive comes
with.

There will also be some real life tests,
simple tasks such as copy/paste of various files. As a source to store my files
I will be using 10GB of ram, and I will also be testing the flash drive with various
consumer devices such as TV’s, Laptops, and a micro HiFi.

NTFS Tests


As usual I will be starting my tests with
ATTO, so let’s see if a different file-system will improve the write numbers, and
how this USB Flash drive performs.

ATTO

Lexar Tough ATTO test

The results are very similar to what I
expected them to be, close to 130MB/sec read and 105MB/Sec write.


CrystalDiskMark

Lexar Tough Crystal Disk Mark test

The results in this test are very close to
the previous one, for sequential data, and as expected low numbers for 4K, but
the write result was very low.

Conclusion

Nothing to get too excited about. The Lexar
Jumpdrive Tough gave a very good result with sequential data, but falls behind in
the 4K write test.  

Let’s move to the next page for some
real world tests…