TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB USB flash drive

Here you can find a detailed performance and benchmark test of the USB flash drive AK58 with 256GB (AK58256G) from ARCANITE.
Score
135
Price/GB
0,09 €


Technical data
Image AK58
Manufacturer ARCANITE
Model number AK58256G
Storage capacity 256 GB (231 GiB)
pSLC-Cache 3 GB approx.
Read speed 400 MB/s
Write speed 100 MB/s
Connection USB Typ A
DRAM Cache no
Price ca. 22 USD (= 0,09 $ / GB)
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Compared to the top performer*
Read speed
38 %
Write speed
35 %

*) Test result evaluated according to AS SSD Score within the same size.

AS SSD Benchmark

Standard performance test

The standard test was performed with a 1 GB file. A total score of 135 points was achieved.

AS SSD TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB

AS SSD Read: Write:
Seq
in megabytes per second
379,02 MB/s
328,76 MB/s
4K
in megabytes per second
11,97 MB/s
3,04 MB/s
4K-64Thrd
in megabytes per second
11,96 MB/s
3,30 MB/s
Access time
in milliseconds
0,428 ms
1,346 ms
Score
62
39
Total score
135

Copy Performance Test

A common everyday situation is simulated here. Three test folders are created:

  • ISO (folder with two large files)
  • Program (folder with many small files)
  • Game (folder with small and large files)

The three folders are copied using the Windows Copy command (the cache remains enabled). The practical test of April 24, 2021 shows the performance for simultaneous write and read operations. The lower the duration, the better the performance.

AS SSD TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB
AS SSD Copy-Benchmark Transfer rate: Duration:
ISO
two large files
277,51 MB/s
3,87 s
Program
many small files
110,43 MB/s
12,74 s
Game
small and large files
115,13 MB/s
12,00 s

Compression Performance Test

Here, the writing and reading speed of the the ARCANITE USB flash driveSSD is measured depending on the compressibility of the data (according to the manufacturer, these should be 400MB/s and 100MB/s respectively).

AS SSD TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark

Here, two sequential and two random performance tests are performed, similar to the ones performed on the AS SSD.

CrystalDiskMark Benchmark TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB
CDM Read [MB/s] Write [MB/s]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
401,99
342,75
SEQ1M
Q1T1
396,89
347,76
RND4K
Q32T16
15,21
5,11
RND4K
Q1T1
13,19
4,99

Input/Output operations per second

CDM Read [IPOS] Write [IPOS]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
383,40
326,90
SEQ1M
Q1T1
378,50
331,60
RND4K
Q32T16
3.712,40
1.246,30
RND4K
Q1T1
3.219,00
1.219,00

Average latency

CDM Read [µs] Write [µs]
SEQ1M
Q8T1
20.810,80
24.363,80
SEQ1M
Q1T1
2.640,67
3.012,48
RND4K
Q32T16
135.068,00
294.760,00
RND4K
Q1T1
310,31
819,42

HD Tune Pro Endurance test

A long-term test was performed here to make full use of the memory capacity. You can see when a cache is full and the writing performance decreases. A test file of 20 GB was written to the medium. After approx. 3 GB, the pSLC-Cache was full and the performance was throttled.
At least the test file could be read with an average write speed of 383 MB/s and written with 109 MB/s.

HD Tune Endurance Test TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB

HD Tune Pro Benchmark

HD Tune writes a 1 GB file to the 256 GB ARCANITE USB flash drive. The transfer data of the read speed is displayed graphically. The minimum, maximum and average values are also determined. The determined access time and burst rate are also displayed.

HD Tune TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB

ATTO Disk Benchmark

Here, a 256 MB file is written several times to the 256 GB ARCANITE USB flash drive . The I/O block size varies (from 512 bytes to 64 megabytes). The larger the blocks, the faster they can be written and read.

ATTO Disk Benchmark TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB

SSD-Z Benchmark

Similar to HD Tune, a 500 MB file is written to the 256 GB ARCANITE USB flash drive here. is written. The transfer data is displayed. The more constant the line, the better.

SSD-Z TEST: ARCANITE AK58 256GB


Information about the test system can be found at the bottom of the home page.
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