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 very impressed.
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
36,805 MB/s Write
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.
Reviewed by Anonymous from Centerville, UT on 03/10/11
USB 2.0 speed test right out of the package:
"Test finished without errors. You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again. Writing speed: 12.9 MByte/s Reading speed: 27.1 MByte/s H2testw v1.4"
Not too bad.
Very slim profile.
Reviewed by George Ng from San Jose, CA on 03/09/11
Haven't been able to test USB 3.0 speeds but USB 2.0 speeds are easily among the fastest. USBDeview Speed Test: (formatted as exFAT w/ default allocation unit size) Write 12.60 MB/Sec ; Read 27.30 MB/Sec ; Results were taken in Windows 7. I also did an informal stopwatch test to compare actual transfer rates. An 800 MB video file took 60 seconds to transfer to the drive. Transferring back from the drive took 28 seconds. (The computer I'm using to test all this is from the early P4 era, so it's old. Results might be a tad better on a newer machine with faster SATA drives instead of IDE drives.) Can't wait to try USB 3.0.
Under hardware policies you can set the drive for "Quick Removal" or "Better Performance" via write caching. However, enabling write caching in my case yielded no noticeable increase in transfer speeds so I switched back to Quick Removal for the convenience. Also, I find using exFAT allows you to effectively squeeze every last drop of space on the drive since exFAT doesn't have as large an overhead as NTFS nor the inadequacies of FAT32 such as the inability to store single files larger than 4 GBs. I currently see 7.32 GB free out of 7.32 GB total as opposed to 7.25 GB free out of 7.32 GB total with NTFS after formatting. The lost space is the result of the larger overhead. This might not bother some people but I need every last byte I can get.
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