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Our testing methods
Because the Flash Padlock 2 encrypts and decrypts data on the fly, we were especially curious to see whether transfer rates were in the same league as those of other USB thumb drives. So, we singled out three other contestants—a 4GB OCZ Rally2, a 2GB OCZ Diesel, and a beat-up 2GB Kingston DataTraveler Mini, whose sliding plug cover broke off many moons ago—and ran a handful of performance tests.

We used the following system configuration for testing:

Processor Core i5-750 2.66GHz
Motherboard Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R
North bridge P55 PCH
South bridge
Memory size 4GB (4 DIMMs)
Memory type Kingston ValueRAM DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz
Memory timings 9-9-9-24 1T
Chipset drivers Matrix Storage Manager 8.9.0.1023
Audio Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi XtremeGamer
with Creative 2.18.0013 driver
Graphics XFX Radeon HD 5770 1GB
with Catalyst 10.2 drivers
Hard drives Dual WD Caviar SE16 320GB SATA hard drives in RAID 1 mode
Power supply Corsair HX450W
OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Edition RTM

All tests were run at least three times, with their results averaged. We used the following versions of our test applications:

All the tests and methods we employed are publicly available and reproducible. If you have questions about our methods, hit our forums to talk with us about them.