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ADATA USA UV140 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Red/Black (AUV140-16G-RKD)
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4 out of 5 eggs Gets the job done 12/27/2015

This review is from: ADATA USA UV140 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Red/Black (AUV140-16G-RKD)

Pros: Form factor, clip, weight, cost, runs cool (no detectable heat after prolonged use), capless

Cons: No activity indicator, slow write speeds. Both known at time of purchase.

Other Thoughts: Similar performance to other low cost USB3 16GB flash drives. Write speeds top out around 10 Mbps but remain consistent on large ISOs (no spikes or dips). Read speeds easily exceed 50 Mbps with spikes over 100 Mbps. Form factor and cost were selling points as I use these to distribute various OS images. Drive conveniently clips to DVD sleeve and stays put offering a choice of installation media when I arrive at the customer site. Purchased 6; no DOAs. Longevity TBD but at this price point I'm not going to worry if a few go bad over time. I never store anything important on a flash drive anyhow.

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Silicon Power S60 2.5
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Pros: Good value for an entry level rig or external drive; lightweight; no failures to date; 2 yr warranty extension w/product registration

Cons: Potentially some issues with Win 8.1/10 (see below)

Other Thoughts: Picked up a few of these on a recent promotion. Externally they are not the same as S60s purchased in late 2014 which have served well, eg: plastic vs metal enclosure. Installed on two completely different laptops along with clean Win 10 (x64 1511). Both stuttered, lagged and froze repeatedly until power management functions were disabled. Search "HIPM freeze" for symptoms and resolution; requires registry tweak. Appears to be most common on older Sandforce controllers (22xx series). Firmware may come into play given the popularity of SF drives; obviously not all experience this problem. Tried to update firmware but tool downloaded from SP did not find drives (both rigs configured for AHCI). Frustratingly hard to get definitive answers. Both builds are now running reliably albeit without the benefit of SATA power management. Probably will not purchase these again as headaches do not offset value.

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Rosewill RHB-343 USB 3.0 4-Port Hub with Individual Power Control
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2 out of 5 eggs Unreliable 11/25/2015

This review is from: Rosewill RHB-343 USB 3.0 4-Port Hub with Individual Power Control

Pros: Compact, individual port switches and LEDs (can leave devices plugged in but disabled)

Cons: Feels cheap/flimsy, lightweight (easily dislodged by stiff USB3 cables), didn't play nice with my system.

Other Thoughts: After attaching this device I would occasionally find all USB3 hubs disabled on my mainboard. Initially thought it only happened after emerging from low power state (eg: S3->S1) but found it would randomly die on other hardware events. Probably specific to my system but unusable for intended purpose. Returned. Rating reflects overall impression of device (meh) minus 1 star for issue described above.

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Display Name: David B.

Date Joined: 01/27/04

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  • First Review: 05/25/06
  • Last Review: 12/27/15
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