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F2FS Benchmarks From USB Flash Storage

Michael Larabel

Published on 3 March 2013
Written by Michael Larabel
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Up to this point on Phoronix there have been F2FS benchmarks -- the new Linux file-system designed by Samsung as the Flash-Friendly File-System -- in the context of solid-state storage benchmarking against various other Linux file-systems and also tests done from SDHC storage. In this article are our first tests when benchmarking F2FS from a USB 3.0 flash drive and comparing the performance to other open-source Linux file-systems.

The USB 3.0 flash drive used for benchmarking was a 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager. I've tested many Corsair Flash Voyager drives over the years to great success so went with this USB stick for this F2FS benchmarking. This 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive claims maximum read speeds of 75MB/s and write speeds of 18MB/s.

Benchmarking was done from an AMD FX-8350 Vishera system with ASUS Crosshair V Formula motherboard sporting USB 3.0 connectivity. Ubuntu 13.04 was loaded on the system while running the Linux 3.8 kernel. The F2FS, Btrfs, EXT4, and XFS file-systems were tested in this comparison with their stock mount options.

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