A Closer Look
The two pictures above represent the SuperTalent SuperCrypt drive in the original box. As you can see the box is plain and only list a series of features without giving any specific numbers but just from looking at the box you can see that you are looking at something that is both a quality product and large size. The flash drive itself is enclosed in a protective foam and does not come with a manual but merely a piece of paper directing you to the Super Talent’s web site to download the latest USB 3.0 drivers. As I opened up the box, one thing that struck me the most, though, was not the elegance of the box, nor the degree to which the drive was protected, but the size of the drive! Below you can see a picture of comparison between a quarter and a the drive.
The testing system for the drive was as follows:
|Processor||Intel Core i7 920 2.67 GHz @ 2.67 GHz
||Corsair Dominator 6 GB @ 1600 MHz
|USB 3.0 Card
||Asus U3S6 x4 USB 3.0/Sata 6G Card
|Hard Drive||2 X Hitaxhi HTS725050A9A364 – 7200 RPM 500GB in RAID 0|
Windows copy test
Above are the results of the file transfer operation when copying multiple files versus copying a single large file. The image on the left represents the transfer rates form the SuperCrypt to the desktop at 220 MB/s. The transfer consisted of 1 1.99 GB file and 2 .txt files for the image on the left. The right side represent a transfer smaller in size but with higher complexity. The file on the right consisted of numerous Visual Basic projects that from the SuperCrypt to the desktop. When creating a new Visual Studio project, the IDE generates a series of libraries that are minuscule in size but are needed for the new application to interact with the Microsoft Framework during assembly and Design time. A mere 861 MB of data contained 7,370 items and as you can see the transfer rates were also affected. Despite that fact the SuperCrypt performed exceptionally well. The speed at which the SuperCrypt was able to transfer the files are astonishing even by SSD standards.