Fully-backward compatible to USB 2.0 (with some of the fastest USB 2.0 scores)
Durable solid-state storage - 10 years data retention Hot Plug & Play
Single Storage Partition
Capacity: 8 GB
Interface: USB 3.0
Dimensions: 67.8 x 17.2 x 7.7 mm
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Reviewed by Ernest Bundren from Roseburg, OR on 01/11/11
Every bit as fast as nice usb 2.0 drives
Not every bit as fast as the 16 gb version. No matter how I formated this bad boy, I couldn't get it to live up to the 16 gb versions speed. I used HD tune on it and it says it performs at 33mb/sec, but in real life tests, it doesn't perform any faster than decent usb2.0 drives. I have the 16 gb version and it is twice as fast xfering real life files like vobs and pics and the like. SO, unless I got a bad one (doubtful), spend the little bit of extra cash and get the 16gb version, you'll be (continued...)
Reviewed by Chris Romero from Pacifica, CA on 12/01/10
Every bit as good as fast as Super Talent advertising says for both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 usage.
Test platform: EVGA SR-2
Test OS: Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Test Utility: Everest Ultimate Disk Benchmark
USB 2.0 Linear Test Read Speed:
32.2 MB/s Average
31.7 MB/s Minimum
33.0 MB/s Maximum
USB 3.0 Linear Test Read Speed:
68.0 MB/s Average
62.5 MB/s Minimum
133.3 MB/s Maximum
Test Utility: Atto Disk Benchmark
USB 3.0 Speed:
67,108 MB/s Read
The case is still the same cheap plastic case found on pervious version of these drives. But hey, it's the low end of the USB 3.0 scale right now. I doubt you will find any price lower with a better case on any other manufacturers's drive.
the cap has no plac on the drive to be held while not in use.
The drive is not micro sized.
Reviewed by Anonymous from Haifa, on 03/28/12
FAT32 tested with ATTO
Speed on USB 2.0 port :
Write up to 20mb/sec , nice
Read up to 34mb/sec , we will not see any faster on USB 2.0
Speed on USB 3.0 port :
Write up to 20mb/sec , same as USB 2.0
Read up to 68mb/sec , very nice
price is ok
very nice read speeds on USB 3.0
write speed is ok for 8GB version at this price.
I think you can't get better deal then this one.