How not to make a high capacity usb 3.0 flash drive
16 May 2014
Summary: I bought this when it first came out as it was the first of its kind and seemed like the best on the market. After trying it out the first time I noticed that the 100+ read/write speeds were clearly a lie, I barely got over 60mbps write using fastcopy on a usb 3.0 port, 8 core processor, 32gb ram computer. A few weeks later the flash drive fell out of the housing when I tried to insert it into a laptop at work. I had to tape it together until I found some super glue.
Summary: Have 64 gb in my car for the past year. Just filled it up with lots of music, it is very slow on write but it really does not matter for my purpose. All that matter to me is durability because it does get hot in the car during summer and amount of storage.
Summary: I bought two of these drives to load up with animated movies for my grandson and use on two Roku's. (VidCoder did an excellent job of encoding my disks to .MP4) - I plugged one in "out of the box" and started to copy the files. The default format is FAT32. It got to about 29GB and said that the disk was full.Windows was seeing the full size of the flash drive, but couldn't actually use it. I formatted the drives using NTFS and things worked perfectly after that.
Summary: Well first of all, the performance of this stick is fantastic, here are my results using CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Sequential Read : 204.401 MB/s Sequential Write : 98.755 MB/s Random Read 512KB : 151.262 MB/s Random Write 512KB : 0.828 MB/s Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 6.003 MB/s [ 1465.7 IOPS] Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.052 MB/s [ 12.6 IOPS] Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 6.360 MB/s [ 1552.7 IOPS] Random...
Recommended by my Information Technology Department
lilfoux "lilfoux", Amazon
21 February 2014
Summary: After asking the IT department where I work which Flash drive worked quickly and accurately, this brand was recommended. I bought two of these to back up my hard drive music and pictures. Transfer rate was noticeably faster than my cruzer drive. Would recommend the 'Patriot' memory type.
This Drive works great, but it will not stay closed.
Robert Wright, Amazon
16 February 2014
Summary: This would be a super buy, but I hate the way it opens with the slightest bump. Every time I start to use it, the USB connector is already exposed. If this is not a problem for you, then I'm sure you will like it.
Summary: I got it for a very low price, and a time when a 64GB drive was unheard of. I used it to listen to all my CDs converted to MP3s in the car. It was very slow to read and write. But it worked for about a year. At some point the rear cap fell off. Now I have to press the drive up or down to get it to read properly. So it seemed to be designed poorly or I got a defective one. Might be good for long term storage of un-valuable data you don't have to access often.