Review: USB Benchmark software by USB Performance.
USB Performance has a nice USB benchmark testing program with lots of features besides read / write tests.
The USB performance testing software gives you the option to test at a File Copy level or a Bit for Bit copy level. The difference with the File Copy is the process includes reading from the File Allocation Table [FAT] and thus slows down the process. The bit for bit read/write tests will show the best possible performance your device will be able to obtain.
Included in the USB benchmark software are some bonus features such as file recovery.
We all know with flash memory once you click delete, it’s gone forever. Well the USB Performance software will recover those deleted files. OR maybe you’ve lost data with a system Blue Screen or hardware crash, again the USB recovery feature should be able to restore those lost files.
Another nice feature is the backup function. The backup function will create a single image file on your PC.Â You can restore or backup the image file at any time. This nice thing about a single image file [rather than copying all the files off your USB stick] is that you wont accidentally delete a single file or folder, you’d have to really be an idiot and delete the entire image file backup.
Other nice features include the USB typology layout and bad sector scan function.
The USB Performance software is free for download with no time limit or expiration date, however, it does miss a couple features of the full [paid] version.
Bottom line, if you need some quick benchmark testing, this is the way to go.