I reported on a speed test of a Samsung USB3 stick:
...I got about the same read speed, of 30MB/s, regardless whether plugged into a USB2 or USB3 socket.
Recently, I purchased a 64GB Emtek Click3 USB3 stick, from Officeworks. I ran the same test, on the same laptop:
> hdparm -t --direct /dev/sdc
...and got 20MB/s, for both USB2 and USB3.
What a difference! Testing a reasonable quality USB2 stick, I get 12MB/s, so the Emtect is better, but is far short of the Samsung.
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