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MX Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB Review
Category : Storage
Published by Luca Rocchi on 24.09.14
The MX-ES Ultra is a high-performance USB3.0 flash drive MX Technology. This pendrive features a compact enclosure and on the inside we find expensive SLC NAND Flash. On the following pages we're going to have a close look at the 32GB model in order to tell you what this USB stick can do and what it can't




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Today we will be checking out yet another fast USB 3.0 flash drive from Mach Xtreme Technology, the MX-ES Ultra 32GB, which is based on SLC NAND flash.


Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 2 - Preview Page 5 - CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD
Page 3 - Specifications Page 6 - Conclusion


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Preview

   





Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 2 - Preview Page 5 - CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD
Page 3 - Specifications Page 6 - Conclusion


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Specifications

Model number: MX Technology ES Ultra
Part number: MXUB3SESU-16G (16GB)
MXUB3SESU-32G (32GB)
MXUB3SESU-64G (64GB)
Available space: 29,7 GB
Speed: 200 MB/s, 200 MB/s
Dimensios: 69 x 17 x 8 mm, 39 g
Interface: USB 3.0
Price: MXUB3SESU-16G (16GB) - 32,10€
MXUB3SESU-32G (32GB) - 50,10€
MXUB3SESU-64G (64GB) - 83,10€
Compatible: Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Mac OS X
Warranty: 5 Years





Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 2 - Preview Page 5 - CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD
Page 3 - Specifications Page 6 - Conclusion


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Test Setup

Hardware

Mainboard
  • ASUS P8Z77-I Deluxe
CPUs
  • Intel Core i5-2500K @ 3.7 GHz (Turbo On)
Memory
  • G.Skill Ares Dual Channel 2x4GB CL9-10-9-28-DDR3-1866 MHz
Graphic Cards
  • nVidia GeForce GTX 780
OS
  • Windows 7 x64 (up to date)
Crystal Disk Mark
  • 3.0.3 (up to date)
AS SSD Benchmark
  • 1.7.4739.38088 (up to date)
A1 SD Benchmark
  • 2.1.0 (up to date)
HDD
  • Crucial M500 240GB SSD


In our tests, we use Crystal Disk Mark and AS SSD Benchmark. With the Crystal Disk Mark we analyze the performance of the USB flash driver with different size blocks, while with the AS SSD Copy we simulate the real-world usage.
Both benchmarks are updated to the latest software version available.



Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 2 - Preview Page 5 - CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD
Page 3 - Specifications Page 6 - Conclusion
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Benchmark

Crystal Disk Mark Read (MB/s)


Model Sequential Random 512KB Random 4KB Random 4KB QD32
Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128GB 278.10 246.10 11.39 11.87
MX Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB 201.20 150.30 4.62 11.06
Patriot Boost Stellar XT 32GB 111.80 103.50 6.30 11.03
Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB 91.28 82.93 5.74 5.24
  More is better


Crystal Disk Mark Write (MB/s)


Model Sequential Random 512KB Random 4KB Random 4KB QD32
MX Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB 201.10 3.57 0.04 0.09
Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128GB 103.60 1.17 0.01 0.01
Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB 43.35 1.90 0.05 0.04
Patriot Boost Stellar XT 32GB 10.65 0.64 0.04 0.03
  More is better


AS SSD Copy Benchmark - ISO


Model Speed (MB/s) Time (seconds)
MX Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB 73.43 14.63
Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128GB 64.47 16.41
Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB 27.12 39.61
Patriot Boost Stellar XT 32GB 8.22 130.62
   


AS SSD Copy Benchmark - Program


Model Speed (MB/s) Time (seconds)
MX Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB 19.82 70.98
Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128GB 14.45 97.37
Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB 11.48 122.58
Patriot Boost Stellar XT 32GB 5.62 250.14
   


AS SSD Copy Benchmark - Game


Model Speed (MB/s) Time (seconds)
MX Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB 41.08 33.62
Patriot Supersonic Magnum 128GB 34.18 40.40
Corsair Flash Voyager 32GB 20.08 68.76
Patriot Boost Stellar XT 32GB 7.17 192.17
   



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Page 2 - Preview Page 5 - CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD
Page 3 - Specifications Page 6 - Conclusion


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Conclusion

Mach Xtreme Technology took great and impressive care of every single detail and aspect of the MX-ES Ultra USB 3.0 flash drive, from design to performance. The main feature of the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES Ultra is its aluminum body, shock resistant up to 15G. The pendrive is also pretty small and by far not as chunky as other models. As we already mentioned this stick is available with 16, 32 and 64GB and it comes bundled with 5 years of warranty.

The Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB offers high performance and medium capacity. Thanks to the SLC NAND flash memory the performance results obtained during our tests are impressive and they actually match the numbers to company advertises. Using CrystalDiskMark we measured up to 201 MB/s for sequential read as well as sequential write. The performance results of the product usually depend on the actual type of the file you are reading or writing.

USB3.0 flash drives with high performance are still far from being affordable and by making a quick calculation we found the same dollar per gigabyte ratio that we have with high-end SSDs. However, if you are an enthusiast user and you want a fast, compact and good looking USB flash drive, then we can definitely recommend the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES Ultra. The market offers several USB3.0 models but only very few are capable of reaching this kind of performance.
We give the Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES Ultra 32GB good 4.5 out of 5 stars.




Page 1 - Introduction Page 4 - Test Setup
Page 2 - Preview Page 5 - CrystalDiskMark and AS SSD
Page 3 - Specifications Page 6 - Conclusion