takeMS LumX 4GB USB Flash Drive Review

Storage/Other by stefan @ 2013-04-30

The new LumX USB Flash Drives from takeMS put style, elegance ahead product performance, at a decent price. The 4GB variant we have just reviewed is able to store data with a speed of 5.599kbytes/s and read with about 14.021kbytes/s; the manufacturer also puts at our disposal 8GB, 16GB and 32GB models, for people which need more storage space on the go.

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Test Setup and Test Results

The testbench was composed from the following hardware:


CPU: Intel I7 Retail @ stock

Motherboard: Foxconn BloodRage with G42 BIOS

RAM: 3x2GB Patriot PVT36G1600LLK 1600MHz

Video: Sparkle GTX 470 with stock and OMNI A.L.C.

Power Supply: Nexus RX-8500 850W modular

HDD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB 7200.11 & Patriot TorqX 64GB SSD

Case: Thermaltake Armor+ LCS, stock cooling

OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64


The LumX 4GB USB Flash Drive comes formatted FAT32:


To determine the flash drive read speeds, the HD Tune v5 utility was used:



HD Tune File Benchmark



Summary Graph (Read Performance)


To measure the real life performance, I have used the Total Commander application to copy to the flash drive and from the flash drive the same file and recorded the transfer speeds, when they have stabilized.


File Copy

File Read

Summary Graph (Real-life performance)



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