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Item#: N82E16820161563
Wintec FileMate Swivel 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model 3FMUSB32GPT-R
  • up to 22 MB/s
  • up to 16 MB/s
  • USB 2.0
  • 32GB
  • SWIVEL cap design Super for Storage School, Work, or Play
  • $15.99
  • $0.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)

3 out of 5 eggs Misleading advertising 06/29/2012

This review is from: Wintec FileMate Swivel 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model 3FMUSB32GPT-R

Pros:

Price is somewhat affordable. Look and feel aren't bad. Physical size is right - can fit two in adjacent USB ports on my laptop.

Cons:

Speed advertised is misleading. "Up to 16MB/s" means that at the beginning of the drive there is an area of about 200MB which is as fast as advertised, but once you fill that up your write/read speeds drop significantly.

If you write to every single sector and then read it all, true speeds are: 6MB/s write, 13MB/s read.

Other Thoughts:

I bought two of these sitcks and they show very similar results, so there is no mistake - advertising is misleading (though not false):

USB 1
Writing speed: 5.98 MByte/s
Reading speed: 13.1 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

USB 2:
Writing speed: 6.11 MByte/s
Reading speed: 13.6 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

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