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Silicon Power Blaze B30 16GB 40/20 MB/s (read/write) USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive Black

  • Read speed up to 40MB/s
  • Write speed up to 20MB/s
  • USB 3.0
  • 16GB
  • Lifetime limited warranty
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Silicon Power (SP) Blaze B30 incorporates the 360 degree swivel design with the stainless metal structure which allows users to operate and store with just a thumb push. Blaze B30 also enhances its durability of the swivel axis with the Four-Way Positioning Rotating Technology which avoids any damages or debris on the USB connector from loose axis. Moreover, with the geometric diamond-cut pattern carved on the glossy translucent body, Blaze B30 shines like a luxurious jewelry, and is able to reflect the sparkle through the different source of light. It is also built-in with the LED indicator, and the light will illuminate through the outer case, indicating the data transfer status during use. SP B30 comes in multiple choices of storage capacities including 8GB, 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. All Silicon Power USB flash drive products come with a lifetime warranty, SP Widget application software which provides seven major back up and Recuva recovery tool.


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Model

Brand
Silicon Power
Series
Blaze B30
Model
SP016GBUF3B30V1K

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Capacity
16GB
Read Speed
Read speed up to 40MB/s
Write Speed
Write speed up to 20MB/s
Dimensions
53.7mm x 18.0mm x 10.3mm
Weight
14.8 g
Color
Black

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
Lifetime limited warranty
Labor
Lifetime limited warranty

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  • Christopher D.
  • 7/7/2014 4:38:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs

This review is from: Silicon Power Blaze B30 16GB 40/20 MB/s (read/write) USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive Black

Pros: Solid build quality
Great read performance
Inexpensive
Capless design with activity LED
Stylish

Cons: Poor write performance for a USB 3.0 drive, barely on par with a decent USB 2.0 drive.

Other Thoughts: I wasn't familiar with this brand but I decided to take a chance based on some decent (though inconsistent) reviews from around the web.

The performance results that I did find from various review sites varied so I wasn't sure if I'd be able to use this as a drive for transferring files or as a (mostly) read-only drive for loading OS and various utilities.

My results -

System:
ASUS P8Z77-V Pro/3770k
Intel USB3.0 ports
Samsung 840 Pro 128GB
Windows 7 SP1 x64

CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64
(Formatted FAT32, 1000 MB file size)

Read Write
Seq (MB/s) 117.0 20.37
512K (MB/s) 103.2 0.655
4K (MB/s) 9.314 0.172
4K QD32 (MB/s) 8.632 0.108

I ran tests using Windows Explorer to read and copy files ranging from 200MB to 2.5GB and had similar results:

Small files
Reads 116-120 MB/s
Writes 19-20 MB/s

Large files (1GB +)
Reads 110-114 MB/s
Writes 16-18 MB/s

The form factor is nice, much smaller and leaner than the Jumbo type drives like the Sandisk Extreme. I had no problems accessing adjacent usb ports on my various desktops and laptops with this drive inserted. The swivel cover has 4 distinct "locked" positions. When rotated to the rear it stays snug enough so that it doesn't flop around when trying to insert the drive into a port.

WIth the somewhat disappointing write performance of this drive I'll only be using it in the read-only capacity. For transferring data I'll stick to my other USB 3.0 drives like the Sandisk Extreme 32GB which has 2x the read performance and 5x the write performance.

Durability and longevity are unknowns for now, if I have any problems I post a follow up review.

Overall I give this USB drive a solid 4 eggs for it's form factor/design, build quality, solid read performance and price paid.

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  • GIFT R.
  • 3/31/2014 7:37:55 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsA fast performing flash drive with a unique swivel design

This review is from: Silicon Power Blaze B30 16GB 40/20 MB/s (read/write) USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive Black

Pros: + Price ($20.44) is the perfect price for the benchmarked results.
+ Very fast benchmarked speeds.
+ Unique design allows user to use the flash storage without issues of dust collecting or sliding.
+ Compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 ports.
+ Product registration is quick and easy.

Cons: I have no cons for this device.

Other Thoughts: Flash drives have been an important media since the creation of expandable storage. People have used these portable devices from storing music to important files and information. Silicon Power has made the Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive for these uses.

Package Contents:
1x Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Swivel Flash Drive

Build:
The flash drive is very small and light (2.1 x 0.7 x 0.4 inches; 0.3 ounces). The design of this drive is unique, as it is diamond textured and able to swivel at a 360 degree angle. I really like the concept of this device, as there is no possibility of the drive sticking, like slider designed flash drives, or the need for a cap, which could be lost and allow dust inside. This design has all the positives without any negatives. On the silver swivel is the Silicon Power logo, name, amount of storage and USB 3.0. For users unsure about compatibility, this drive is compatible with USB 2.0/1.1 ports, but won’t transfer optiminal read and write speeds that USB 3.0 ports can achieve.

Software and Testing:
The name of the drive that arrived is named “SP UFD U3” that contained 29.4GB of useable storage. Included on the drive is an executable file that will link to Silicon Power’s product registration, which is quick and easy. This is probably the easiest method I found for any product registration.

I then ran a benchmark using CrystalDiskMark and found the following results:
Read: 82.71 MB/s
Write: 104.7 MB/s

These results are very fast for a USB 3.0, as the few USB 3.0 flash drives I tried testing would only achieve results of 50-60 MB/s. I would definitely recommend this product to anyone who is looking for a cheaper USB flash drive that is fast, and is why I give this product 5 out of 5 eggs.

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