- Read Speed Up to 200MB/s
- Write Speed Up to 90 MB/s
- USB 3.0
Best Flash Drive for the Money 12/12/2013
This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Plus 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVS64GB
I was able to copy 17 GB of mostly small files (< 1 MB each) in just under half an hour, making this a very fast drive indeed. Larger files copied within minutes or even seconds. Even at USB 2.0, this drive outclasses all other flash drives I have used. Read and write speeds are equally impressive.
Construction is sturdy. The aluminum case has a butter-smooth finish (not slippery), and it doesn't feel fragile at all. I've dropped this drive onto concrete once or twice -- no dents or scratches.
The drive is compact enough that it doesn't block other USB ports. At 10 months of use, longevity appears very good. Drive has been used with both Mac and Windows without problems.
The cap on this drive is very well-secured -- no problems with it falling off. I don't usually like caps on flash drives, but this one hasn't given me any trouble, and the drive itself is more than worth it.
The drive itself comes completely blank, so you get the maximum storage a 64 GB drive will support under normal formatting (~58-59 GB). Works for all operating systems out of the box.
Even looking at the benchmarks, it's difficult to realize just how fast this thing is. For people used to lower-end drives, the speed increase is simply phenomenal. For those used to the higher-end, this drive always seems to finish a few minutes before the rest of the competition.
Some people have mentioned that the drive gets warm under heavy load. While true, this is a natural consequence of using metal casing. Furthermore, the metal actually acts as a heat sink, which increases the drive's longevity. On average use, the drive only gets only slightly warm, and it always cools off quickly. You won't burn your finger with this thing.
I absolutely recommend this product to anyone and everyone!
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