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Silicon Power 32GB Jewel J80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3J80V1T)
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4 out of 5 eggs Good USB Drive for Storage Size/Price. Nice design for packing around. A little slow on write speeds 09/15/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 32GB Jewel J80 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP032GBUF3J80V1T)

Pros: - Sleek and Functional Design
- Storage Size/Price
- USB 3.0
- Capless Design
- Water and Dust Proof

Cons: - Slow write speeds for 3.0 standard

Other Thoughts: I really like the design of this USB drive. It feels very slick and polished. I like the capless design and the ring on the end. I threw it on my key chain and it looks great and is not clunky feeling.The design tapers out at the ring a bit, but I don't think the ring is any wider than a standard USB flash drive. You shouldn't have any issues with it bumping next to another connected USB device. After connecting it to a USB 3.0 port on my desktop computer, I opened and ran CrystalDiskMark. I have recorded the results below.

CrystalDiskMark Bench Test:

Sequential Read: 167.MB/s
Sequential Write: 21.15 MB/s
512K Read: 155.7 MB/s
512K Write: 1.165 MB/s
4K Read: 11.32 MB/s
4K Write: 0.025 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 12.20 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 0.028 MB/s

I felt that the sequential write speeds were more on the slower side than I would have liked. I changed USB ports and ran the test again. I won't post the next findings but I will mention the average (out of 5 tests) sequential write speed was even lower at 20.62 MB/s. Benchmarks may not mean a lot to some users, but I was expecting no lower than 40 MB/s write speeds. I had a very similar experience when testing the Silicon Power 32GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive. The drive does read faster by about 30 MB/s though and is faster overall. I figured, I'd give it one more shot with a real life test and copied a 3.81 GB ISO image to the drive via SATA III to USB3.0 speeds. It wrote at 22.4 MB/s at it's highest and dropped as low as 16.6 MB/s. It took about 2 minutes and 30 seconds for the transfer. I ran a quick format to NTFS and tried the file transfer again. Results were the same with the highest cap at 22.2 MB/s and the lowest at 16.6 MB/s. Again, the transfer took about 2 and a half minutes to complete.

The drive is formatted as Fat32 by default, but you'll probably want to change it to NTSF or exFAT for larger files. It also comes with recovery software pre-loaded.

Overall, this is a standard USB drive that will be just fine for most users. If you are looking for a super fast write speed, this won't get you there. However, if you want a sleek drive that you can throw on a backpack or key ring to hold files for class, this is your drive for the price.

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Huawei Smart Watch Stainless Steel with Black Suture Leather Strap Model 55020533
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5 out of 5 eggs Beautiful Watch with Android Wear OS. My favorite watch yet! 09/01/2016

This review is from: Huawei Smart Watch Stainless Steel with Black Suture Leather Strap Model 55020533

Pros: - Beautiful Design
- Quality Leather Band
- AMOLED Display
- Sapphire crystal used instead of Gorilla Glass
- Decent Battery Life (compared to others)
- Always-On Display
- Built-in Speaker
- Price versus Quality

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: First off, I'd like to say this watch is gorgeous. The AMOLED display looks great against the stainless steel frame. I like how the watch button is set at a 2 o'clock position, versus the 3 o'clock position.The leather band feels high quality and doesn't stain (my Moto 360 Gen 1 would stain and needed to be cleaned frequently). I love the always-on display. This is my 3rd Android Wear watch and I had the always-on display with the LG G Watch (the one that looked like a Casio wrist calculator from the 90's). I missed the always-on display when switching to the Moto 360. It is nice to have it back with this full circular display (something the Moto 360 lacked as well). The watch's Sapphire crystal is strong and much more scratch resistant that Gorilla Glass used on other watches.

I've owned Citizen, Seiko, Fossil, Bulova and Movado watches and I really think Huawei really put some time and thought into this device. Though Android Wear is still young, this watch is a definite win in my book. This is my first Huawei purchase and will not be my last.

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WD Blue 500GB Mobile 7.00mm Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Cache 2.5 Inch - WD5000LPCX
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4 out of 5 eggs Good replacement hard drive for the price 09/01/2016

This review is from: WD Blue 500GB Mobile 7.00mm Hard Disk Drive - 5400 RPM SATA 6Gb/s Cache 2.5 Inch - WD5000LPCX

Pros: - Super thin height
- Decent read/write speeds
- Price

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: I purchased this hard drive as a replacement for a client's laptop hard drive. They were pleased with the speed of the drive and of the price. This replaced the OEM 320 GB. Western Digital has been my go-to manufacturer for HDDs for years and I don't think that will change.

This is a good replacement drive for any 5400 RPM 2.5" HDD. It's super thin making sure it will fit in modern laptops and ultrabooks.

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