Flash drive not running at hi-speed
I just recently got my wife a new Sandisk Mini Cruzer 128MB flash drive for her birthday. While it seems to function fine, I wanted to test it's speed, seeing as how it says it's fully USB 2.0 Hi-Speed capable (i.e. 60 MB/s). Using the "file system benchmark" of SiSoft Sandra 2004, it resulted in an average throughput of a little over 3 MB/s. This is 20x less than I expected!! I then verified this by transferring 100MB of MP3 files to the drive and noted that it took a little over 1 sec/file.
Here's a quick rundown of my system:
120G SATA HDD
Abit IS7 mobo
4 Port USB 1.1 Hub
Various unused peripheral cables (i.e. PDA, digital camera, etc)
USB 2.0 is enabled in the BIOS and I have a dedicated USB 2.0 extension cable plugged directly into an onboard USB port (not the hub) for the flash drive.
Any reason why I am not getting at least 40 MB/s?
Clever got me this far, then tricky got me in.....