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Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

  • Read: up to 445MB/s
  • Write: up to 440MB/s
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Learn more about the Mushkin Enhanced MKNUFDVU120GB

Model

Brand
Mushkin Enhanced
Series
Ventura Ultra
Model
MKNUFDVU120GB

Tech Spec

USB Specification
USB 3.0
Capacity
120GB
Read Speed
up to 445MB/s
Write Speed
up to 440MB/s
Dimensions
73.36mm x 19.88mm x 9.07mm
Features
Optimal Data Flow
-Optimized data storage to carry your digital world on a portable USB drive

Extreme Performance
-Unparalleled speeds to save time and money while transferring content rich data

Aircraft Grade Aluminum
-Resilient protection for data in a cutting-edge ridgeback design

8 Channel Architecture
-Provides blazing fast USB 3.0 data transfer speeds and is backwards compatible with USB 2.0

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 2 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 2 years


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  • James D.
  • 3/23/2015 10:05:33 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNice Drive

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: Fast, sturdy construction, Fair price for the speed and capacity.

Cons: Caps is going to get lost, it should be tighter or better, have a strap.

Other Thoughts: It took a driver update on my laptop to get the speed up to an acceptable level but with the update the speed droop mentioned by others was much better. Before update the speed fell down quickly to around 25MBs, After update it starts transfers at about 400MBs and droops to about 300 MBs with large files. (I think that was with a 7GB file.)

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing Mushkin.
We appreciate your feedback and support.

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  • hadia m.
  • 2/13/2015 10:20:38 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsusb

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: ..
its about as fast as the fastest USB 3.0 I seen but doesn't feel like an ssd.
Try using a software or OS running of it.

Cons: SPECS ARE FALLS
NO STATE WHERE IT WILL BENCH EVEN CLOSE.

Other Thoughts: don't buy.
worth less than 50$

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  • William G.
  • 1/12/2015 12:31:37 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsUneasy temperature and slower speeds

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: I got the Flash drive fairly quick and it came set up as a NTFS format with 111.8GB storage and the remaining 8.2GB used for hidden recycle bin/volume information. The storage is very nice and speed is much better then recent Flash drives so the SSD capabilities are nice. I will add the speed tests I ran in Other thoughts for others to see.

Cons: The entire Flash drive heated up to an extreme temperature in my opinion and even though my first usage gave me up to 437MB/s copying to the Flash drive it began to drop so I decided to run two speed tests to get an idea how it was performing. I guess I can deal with the heating up but it worries me for the life of the drive.

Other Thoughts: I listed the tests I ran below for others to see. I plan to contact Newegg and/or Mushkin to ensure the life of the Flash drive with the uneasy temperatures coming off the Flash drive or if it needs to be replaced. I'm sure the response will be quick since I haven't had any trouble before with responses.


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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 201.766 MB/s
Sequential Write : 114.100 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 100.243 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 111.697 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 10.385 MB/s [ 2535.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 28.517 MB/s [ 6962.3 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 64.901 MB/s [ 15845.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 20.484 MB/s [ 5001.0 IOPS]

Test : 1000 MB [E: 23.5% (26.2/111.8 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2015/01/12 2:25:14
OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)


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CrystalDiskMark 3.0.3 x64 (C) 2007-2013 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
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* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 106.322 MB/s
Sequential Write : 111.435 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 99.432 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 20.487 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 9.775 MB/s [ 2386.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 20.521 MB/s [ 5009.9 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 60.481 MB/s [ 14766.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 20.496 MB/s [ 5003.8 IOPS]

Test : 4000 MB [E: 23.5% (26.2/111.8 GB)] (x9)
Date : 2015/01/12 3:09:48
OS : Windows 8.1 Pro [6.3 Build 9600] (x64)

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  • Robert K.
  • 1/6/2015 12:10:14 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggs3rd followup - things get better

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: Fast, relatively inexpensive, appears to system like an SSD drive, not a thumb drive.

Removed one egg because it took Mushkin 90 days after I filed a complaint to replace it. A quarter of a year is excessive.

Cons: Big and heavy.

Other Thoughts: So it took 90 days (90 DAYS!) from the time I filed a trouble ticket for Mushkin to finally send a replacement, and that one works MUCH better than the original.

Was able to sustain about 130 MB/s all the way through on a 20 GB file transfer, unlike before, where it would heat up and drop to 20 MB/s after about 5 GB and stay there until it cooled off.

Runs significantly cooler than the one it replaced, which became too hot to touch after about 10 minutes sustained use.

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  • Jeffrey A.
  • 12/25/2014 10:02:55 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsKicks major tail feathers

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: Reliability and data transfer speeds via USB 3.0 are fantastic. I did some fair bit of research on this brand and this stick in particular and it's proven to be a good performer so far.

I've got it installed in the case to an available USB 3.0 port on a PCI card. Am using a native SATA II motherboard from 2009.

Cons: I paid $75 for it. It holds over software valued nearly 100 times it's original purchase price.. I'd be up the creek if it failed on me. It's Mushkin (so I trust it!)

It gets a little hot when moving large amounts of data across the USB 3.0 port. You could almost warm your fingers with it on a chilly morning.

Other Thoughts: I have used the heck out of this stick since I received it on June 27th, 2014.

Moved close to a terabyte of data across it in that time frame and now it holds all the computer software I highly value as backup & instantly accessible.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing Mushkin.
We appreciate your feedback and support.

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  • Kevin H.
  • 12/4/2014 6:25:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSSD Flashdrive

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: Decently fast for a SSD shoved into a Flashdrive chassis.

Cons: Didn't reach product spec speeds of 400MB/s which is totally fine since I suspected this as an issue with the chipset. Intel Z77 with UASP activated for USB 3.0 the drive was hitting 350MB/s where as with UASP it was reaching only about 240~250MB/s.

I'm sure with a newer Z87 or Z97 chipset the speeds will skyrocket faster as the bandwidth allotment is higher

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for choosing Mushkin.
We appreciate your feedback and support.

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  • Robert K.
  • 11/4/2014 3:51:08 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggs2nd Followup - even more disappointing

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: Just can't see any now.

Cons: As stated in my previous review, this thing drops to 20 MB/s and stays there after it gets hot, which happens after about 5 GB of a 40 GB file is copied. Searching the web, I found MANY other people (including several reviewers right here on the Egg) experiencing the same problem.

Contacting tech support resulted in the first reply telling me that the stick's speed is reduced when its temperature rises to prevent it from getting damaged. Duhhh! Really?

How about designing it so that doesn't happen?

The next several replies had me download something to measure its temperature when it dropped in speed, and I was informed the temperature was 'normal' although it felt pretty hot to me. Then I was told they would exchange it if I liked, but it's likely the replacement will perform in the same way.

Other Thoughts: Claiming "Read: up to 445MB/s Write: up to 440MB/s" on a device that starts at around 120 MB/s (acceptable) but then will drop to 20MB/s when it warms up is unacceptable.

Telling me that it was designed to do that is insulting.

It will be snowing in hell before I buy a Mushkin product again.

An utterly disappointing experience. Stay away from this thing.

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  • Robert K.
  • 10/4/2014 3:59:02 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsFollowup - disappointing

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: None any more

Cons: As another reviewer noted, this thing drops in speed RADICALLY as it heats up.

Transferring a 40GB backup file, it goes at 110-120 MB/s initially, which is quite good, but after a short while (about 5GB transferred) it drops to 20 MB/s and stays there for the remainder of the transfer AS WELL AS FOR THE VERIFY which is read speed and should be 8 times as fast as what I'm getting.

And like the other reviewer, when I plug a cheap HP (made by PNY, I think) 128GB USB3 stick into the same USB3 socket and transfer the same file, I get a consistent 75-80 MB/s speed for both read and verify for the entire file.

So the HP cost a third of what the Mushkin did, and runs at four times the speed. Pretty outrageous.

Other Thoughts: I've filed a support ticket with Mushkin, we'll see how that goes.

I bought this thing because of their reputation for building fast, high quality products, and so far, this thing has been a big disappointment.

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  • Piyush C.
  • 8/24/2014 4:51:52 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsNot recommended

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: Fast, USB3

Cons: Too Bulky. Sharp edges. Cap not so tight and can lose

Other Thoughts: As others have stated, this drive gets really hot quickly and that results in write speeds dropping drastically. I have another PNY 128GB usb 3 drive which remains consistent and although even though that does get hot too but not as hot as Mushkin and speeds dont drop so drastically.

An added disadvantage is that this drive is too bulky (almost Double the size of other fast USB 3 drives)

I would NOT recommend this drive and definitely not worth the price and the added bulk

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  • Jason O.
  • 8/20/2014 12:24:19 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsDebunking False Information

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Ultra 120GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVU120GB

Pros: This drive is extremely fast. For being in a metal casing, it's actually fairly light. The casing is also quite rugged, as others have mentioned. You can boot and OS off of the drive, and re-partition it, if desired.

Cons: Wish it was bigger. But, you "get what you pay for."

It does run a bit hot. What your hands, if they're sensitive to heat!

Other Thoughts: I'm really here, writing this review to debunk previous reviewers comments about the drive being slow. The drive is just as fast as advertized. Don't let anyone else fool you!

You must keep in mind that the drive can only operate as fast as your motherboard chipset will allow. If you have an older motherboard, with an older chipset, and older drivers, don't expect to write to this drive any faster than 30-70 MB/s and read from it any faster than about 150-170 MB/s. However, if you have the latest and greatest chipset on your motherboard, with the drivers to back it up, then you have every bit of the speed promised by the manufacturer!

So, keep your expectations in check. Don't pan the drive because your machine doesn't support the speed the drive can handle.

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