Formatting Error - If test duration is long

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Mike Williams

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Jan 31, 2024
Hi, Just used ValiDrive on a slow USB stick and there is a formatting error when displaying total write time.
I can't remember what time I started the test, but it took ages to finish.

See report below

Report #1
  test date and time     31/01/2024  at  09:25
  declared drive size     15,676,211,200 (15.7GB)
  validated drive size     15,676,211,200 (15.7GB)
  highest valid region     15,676,211,200 (15.7GB)
  hub or drive vendor     jetflash
  hub or drive product     transcend_16gb
  serial number     c095dd5b

performance details
                 read                write
  samples             1,152             1,152
  minimum             1,101             3,456
  maximum             4,974         4,333,416
  average             1,504         3,880,214
  median             1,339         3,841,579
  std dev               440           713,726
  variance             0.293             0.184
  total time         1,732,675    =overflowed=
  percent             0.04%            99.96%
time measurements in microseconds
Thanks for your report, Mike. That total time was likely a 32-bit value, so it would have overflowed after around 4,294,967,296 microseconds, which would be 4,295 seconds, which is 71.58 minutes, thus one hour and 12 minutes... before the 32-bit time would overflow. So, yeah... that would be a LONG test!!
Yep it sure was a VERY LONG TEST.
Sorry but I can't be sure of exactly how long the test took...