Testing Out Linux File-Systems On A USB Flash Drive

“For our FAT32, EXT3, EXT4, XFS, ReiserFS, and Btrfs
benchmarking we used a 32GB Flash Voyager GT thumb drive, courtesy
of Corsair Memory. In the past we have reviewed other flash drives
in their Flash Voyager GT series including the 8GB and 16GB drives,
including the original non-GT Flash Voyager 512MB, 4GB, and 8GB
models. All of them have tested out well and are waterproof, which
we have tested these claims, and it works out well though not as
durable as the Flash Survivor GT that we famously tested. The 32GB
Flash Voyager GT is backed by a ten-year warranty.

“Our test system was running Ubuntu 9.10 (x86_64) with the GNOME
2.28.1 desktop, X Server 1.6.4, GCC 4.4.1, and the system’s main
drive was formatted to EXT4. Rather than using the Linux 2.6.31
kernel that ships with Ubuntu 9.10, we had used the Linux
2.6.32-rc5 kernel, in order to pull in all of the latest work for
the various file-systems. During our testing process, each
file-system was formatted to occupy the entire 32GB flash drive and
was then mounted with each file-system’s default options. The
hardware configuration for this test system included an Intel Core
2 Duo E8400 processor clocked at 3.86GHz, a Gigabyte EP45T-DS3R
motherboard (P45 + ICH10R Chipset), 2GB of DDR3 system memory, a
160GB Western Digital WD1600JS-00M, and a NVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS
graphics card.”

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