I had high hopes for this drive after seeing it highly ranked in various USB stick reviews; however, despite the read-speed being as good as I had hoped (at about 200 MB/s), the write-speed is much less than I would have expected, clocking in at about 50MB/s.
I performed these tests on Windows 8, both by copying over a single large file and simply viewing the speed information windows provided, and next by using the “Flash Bench” software. The laptop has an Intel i7, and both my ports are USB 3.0, HDD speed is 7400rpm.
I then tried formatting the drive as FAT, NTFS, exFAT, but in each case the speed did not improve.
Why is the write speed so slow?