Nothing is required other then the fact that you need a working USB 3.0 host, just pop in the drive, Windows 7 or 8 will initialize and detect the drive like so.
Mind you that this drive iss formatted as FAT32, if you want to store file sized in multiple gigabytes, you will need to reformat it to NTSF.
For testing we'll take a look around our most popular SSD benchmarks which is flash storage as well. Please do not compare a USB Flash drive to SSD results okay? It's a completely different thing with completely other usage. Small file transfers arent the kind of scenario youll regularly meet under real-world usage; by any standards.
Initial RW File Copy tests
In this round of benchmarks we start off with two new additions in our test suite, real-world file copy tests. Currently certain controllers benefit from compressed files, while others don't. Certain storage units hate small files, others work well with it. So it only makes sense to do some manual tests on that. If you go all manual on the file copies and just copy large files towards the storage unit, that's where the power should be found:
Here we copy a 8 GB sized image towards the storage unit. The write performance here is 142 MB/sec on average. Reversed from the Magnum towards an SSD, we pass 300 MB/sec, that's all the difference in the world.
A quick run with Crystal Disk Benchmark shows the following results;
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