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Flash Voyager GT 16Gb poor performance


voodoo_child

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Hi,

Ive just gotten my 16Gb Voyager GT today. I bought it on the basis that it was a 'high-speed' drive, but it doesnt seem very fast in use.

 

I have done a full format in FAT32 (default allocation size) and then used HDBench as recommended in some other threads here. Here is the result:

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/vairish/HDBenchFlashVoyagerGT16Gb.jpg

 

Can you tell me if the drive is performing within specification?

Thanks

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*Update*

Some follow-up information:

 

 

 

After reading some more threads (there seems to be a lot about the bad performance of this drive :roll:) I have tried the SD-CARD to format it, and it is now a little better. ~12Mb write. Although the read is now a little slower.

 

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a170/vairish/HDBenchFlashVoyagerGT16Gb_2.jpg

 

 

 

Are my recent results within specification?

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*Update* It was advertised at 27/34 in the store that I bought it.

 

Yeah, don't expect CORSAIR to stand behind your store's advertisement. They are likely referencing some ficitious results sponsored by...who knows.

 

Your SD CARD results look nice, however. I think most of us 16GB Flash Voyager users would like to achieve near 12MB/s Write Speeds. My 16GB FV peaked at 10335. What magic SD CARD settings did you emply to achieve 11889?

 

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Yeah, don't expect CORSAIR to stand behind your store's advertisement. They are likely referencing some ficitious results sponsored by...who knows.

 

Your SD CARD results look nice, however. I think most of us 16GB Flash Voyager users would like to achieve near 12MB/s Write Speeds. My 16GB FV peaked at 10335. What magic SD CARD settings did you emply to achieve 11889?

 

Sound

Yeah, I have since contacted the store, and they have now changed the specs to 17/31. I guess it was just a mistake/typo.

 

I used thePanasonic SD-CARD utility that the staff here are recommending to re-format the card. The settings I used were: full reformat with auto-size adjustment.

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If it is the "GT" Version it should write at about 14-17 MBps, I would see if the store can replace it for you.

 

Yes, it is the GT version, but i'm not going to bother getting a replacement. Im getting ~12Mb/s and I bet if I get a replacement it will be about the same. It will just be a waste of time and postage costs.

 

Thanks for the reply.

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Yes, it is the GT version, but i'm not going to bother getting a replacement. Im getting ~12Mb/s and I bet if I get a replacement it will be about the same. It will just be a waste of time and postage costs.

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk only 12MBps with the GT version? How awful.

 

I would get my money back from that store immediately.

 

It seems reasonable to conclude that you must be running a non-Windows O.S. since my 16 GB non-GT F.V. does not recognize the SD Card ERASE on/off setting under Windows XP. Reasonable because I get the same error message whenever I attempt to use the ERASE on, or ERASE off, option.

 

What O.S. are you running there, voodoo_child?

 

Cul

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