- Read Speed up to 22 MB/s
- Write Speed up to 16 MB/s
- USB 2.0
- $16.99 –
- $0.99 Shipping (restrictions apply)
Misleading advertising 06/29/2012
This review is from: Wintec FileMate Swivel 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model 3FMUSB32GPT-R
Price is somewhat affordable. Look and feel aren't bad. Physical size is right - can fit two in adjacent USB ports on my laptop.
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.
I bought two of these sitcks and they show very similar results, so there is no mistake - advertising is misleading (though not false):
Writing speed: 5.98 MByte/s
Reading speed: 13.1 MByte/s
Writing speed: 6.11 MByte/s
Reading speed: 13.6 MByte/s
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