Before we get into the testing portion of the article I would like to show how Windows reads the drive.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-EP58-UD4P
Processor: Intel Core i7 920
Ram: Patriot DDR3 PC12800 6GB Tri-Channel
Video Card: Sapphire HD3870 Toxic
Power: Antec Signature 850
Case: Coolermaster CM Sniper
Cooling: Thermalright T.R.U.E.
OS: Windows XP SP3
Microsoft XP SP3
HD Tach 3.01
I was surprised to see that the larger Pico 16GB was just as faster as the smaller Pico 8GB we reviewed back in July of 2008. Neither of the two may be the fastest of the drives we have reviewed before but they held their own against units that are marketed as being the fastest on the market. The minimum, maximum and average transfer rates all ranged at the top of the list according to HD Tach. But what many of us will like is the CPU usage which was the lowest of all the drives tested except the OCZ Throttle.