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Item#: N82E16820211484
ADATA Classic Series 4GB Retractable USB 2.0 Flash Drive (White + Blue) Model AC008-4G-RWE
  • USB 2.0
  • 4GB
  • Easy thumb activated capless design Strap hole Free software downloadable
  • Lifetime limited

Pros:

It's cheap. Transfer speeds were reasonably fast when the drive was new. HDTune read test gave 26 MB/sec avg. with rather disturbing minimum spikes down to 5 MB/sec scattered throughout the test.

Cons:

After one use (filling drive almost completely with media files, playing back the files on Xbox, then deleting all files in preparation for next use) transfer speeds dropped to 1/4 of original speeds with HDTune read test showing avg 6 MB/sec. Tried formatting the drive to restore original speed resulting in HDTune read test of 10 MB/sec. then drive failed completely on next use. PC still recognizes a device has been plugged in but says there's no drive there when trying to write to it.

Other Thoughts:

Based on A-DATA's response to an earlier review, I emailed their support for a copy of their low-level formatting tool and received no response. Tried formatting with HP USB Disk Formatting Tool v2.0.6 which resulted in a failed drive.
I will never buy another A-DATA product, especially a flash drive or SSD.

Manufacturer Response:

Dear Customer,

Thank you for input regarding ADATA product, please note that we will forward your comment to the appropriate department. Please contact our office directly Phone: 1-888-YO-ADATA x604 Email: support@adatausa.com Please do not hesitate to call with any issue, one of our support staff members will help you out. Please do not send emails via the website, this will distribute the email to our HQ then be looped back to our region, it is faster to email directly.

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