AXLE 16GB USB FLASH DRIVE - write speed is SLOW
i have bought 2 AXLE 16GB USB FLASH DRIVE, and their write speeds are so slow, just 3mb/s, read speed is 15mb/s. I tried to format to NTFS, and FAT32 but useless.
The Axle is one of our signature line drives meaning it's not made for performance. It's made to be an easy to carry flash drive that's sturdy. The read and write speeds are about right from what you reported. There is nothing wrong with your Axle drive.
what?! 3MB/s for a USB! unbelievable:O
Are you or anyone else at Patriot prepared to dignify or nully the growing frequency
Are you or anyone else at Patriot prepared to dignify or nullifyy the growing frequency of posts from former insiders and industry insiders about Patriot's use of inconsistent and frequently substandard flash controllers ?
Originally Posted by Patriot_MA
I'm loathe to read anonymous Internet postings, but at Amazon, NewEgg and the ThinkPad Forums, several have echoed these assertions and over a span of time that wouldn't imply an concerted effort of anticompetitive messaging.
Just myself and with the same Axle's, half of my 4, 8 and 16GB drives are inexcusably slow compared to the other half.
I've already Optimized the drives for caching inside Windows, I've tried exFAT, I've disabled virus scanning and used filemon.exe to monitor disk i/o and even without any processes accessing the Axle's, half of those drives kill LINUX and Windows performance when inserted and continue to do so until removed.
My own anecdotal experiences would lend creedence to these wide claims despite their seemingly inflammatory motives.
Can you confirm that your 4gb, 8gb and 16gb Axle drives all exhibit the same issues? What is the make and model of the motherboard you are using? Can you confirm that your motherboard is fully updated (latest BIOS, chipset, USB, etc)? What operating system are you using? Have you tried these drives on multiple platforms?
Originally Posted by sgolf
I had/have the same issue as tran5190, 3MB/s write speed (actually 2.9MB) on two 16GB Axle-s, tested on three computers.
I agree fully with sgolf. I have bought this memory based on reviews of people testifying 6-7MB/s writing speed (today nothing special but normal, decent speed).
It is not fair that some lucky buyers have it and other have 50% of that - and Patriot's answer to the latter being "it is about right".
I also have a slow USB Key. I'm trying on a HP elitebook 8740w with a I7 with 4GB of ram all updated, (firmware etc.). It would start at 25MB/s then after 200-300 MB it drops and drops until it is at <4mb/s. I have just bought a Advertised as "Patriot Xporter Axle Hi Speed 64GB USB2.0 20MB/S Read Drive - Red".
Originally Posted by Alex75
Please understand that our Axle Drives are targeted as entry level value flash drives. For something more performance-oriented, we would recommend our XPorter XT Boost or Rage Drives.
For us to troubleshoot the issue better, please run an instance of ATTO:
You should be getting anywhere from 3~7 MB/s Write, 24~29 MB/s Read with ATTO.
If you are transferring multiple small files, it's normal to get drops in speed because the usb controller needs to address each file. Some suggestions we have would be to make sure that you have the latest BIOS and chipset drivers installed.