With the second-highest advertised read and write speeds of all the drives I received for testing, I had high hopes but realistic expectations. Best Buy stocks larger drives at higher cost. This why the Rage 2 really shined; while other drives could beat it in certain tests, no other drive was so consistently at the top of every test. The keychain loop is also quite large, making it much easier to thread than most of its competitors. While larger drives generally read and write faster, I made sure that all the drives I was comparing for a category were the same size for consistent results. In addition to available capacity, data read and write speeds are among the most important qualities a flash drive offers. Who Would Need Such a Small Drive? We also currently have a Lexar S45 to test for the low-profile category, but were having some trouble with the specific unit we have.
Thumb drives in general stick out quite conspicuously so they could easily get bent when being bumped repeatedly. This is obviously a dangerous product as applied heat of 131 degrees Fahrenheit causes second-degree burns on exposed skin, how can they sell stuff like this? Thanks for posting this topic! While I am sure there are low profile but decently fast Thumb drives, that is not one of them. Its read and write speeds are up there with the fastest ones I tested, but at a much lower price. Posts to retailers such as Amazon are however, allowed. Please enter a valid email address. Product appearance, software offerings, and packaging may vary depending on ship date and available inventory. I've got one and I love it.
Some online stores give us a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. However, the fact still remains that for nearly half the price you can find comparable speeds and more storage space in the Patriot Supersonic Rage 2. This is a concern that is already echoed by a number of user reviews on Amazon. Actual usable memory capacity may vary. For a lot more money Future testing There are still some drives out there I need to get my hands on and benchmark, specifically in the budget price range. The device's aluminum housing is shock-resistant, so it can take a beating without damaging the user's data.
Does it get too hot after a while? So now it lives there most of the time. This is exactly that, and the price was really good. I copied them to and from the drives, making note of the read and write speeds. I touched it and it burned me, so I busted out my thermal imaging camera to check and it was in excess of 130 degrees Fahrenheit, after it cooled down and started transferring slower. This means the best flash drives feature a strong build design.
The drives have a durable aluminum metal casing, and they're backed by a lifetime warranty. Functionality issues beyond signs of use should be disclosed in product description. Product does not come with warranty unless stated otherwise in product description. When inserted, the Sandisk only protrudes just 6mm from the edge of a laptop. The S102 will give you a noticeable and significant boost in speed for a very small price.
This may seem petty, but they are genuinely inconvenient drives to handle. Lastly, we noticed the Sandisk and the Mushkin both exhibited performance inconsistencies during write operations. Everyone wants their file transfers to go faster, but who wants to pay for it? After one night it had drained my full battery with 15%. We'll give this drive a more thorough test when we get our hands on a new one. If you want to go cheap, get the.
The second practical test was the same basic idea, but with lots of small files. They say it holds 500. And it works very well for that purpose. Still, the price is a lot more to pay for an improvement in only one area. What more do you want from a flash drive? The cap for the connector is bigger than the drive it's self. The gadget comes with a solid five-year warranty.
However, selecting the right one is a bit difficult—not helped by the sheer quantity available from retailers—and the range of different shapes, speeds, prices and specs is enormous. Walmart sells a 2 gig Scosche brand in the car audio section for 10 bucks. I could almost go with out one and be happy. We're also big fans of its design, which makes it easy to attach to your keys. For some reason they seem to be out of stock around so maybe they are coming out with a new model. It's an excellent option for casual users, as well as people looking to expand the memory of their Chromebook or affordable Windows 10 notebook on the cheap. I like the Cruzer Fit, but it just 2.