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This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GT 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVYGT3B-128GB
Pros: My favorite thing about this drive is the speed. Reading a single large file was about 200 MB/s, great speed for a flash drive. The writing for a single large file was about 130 MB/s but varied a bit. When it came to small files or random reads/writes, it became slightly slower, but still very good.
The rubber casing feels sturdy and can take a drop or being thrown in a backpack without worry of damaging it.
Cons: There are some set-backs to the drive, none are critical but are worth mentioning.
Under the rubber encasing, the circuit board is protected by a very cheap plastic housing. This means that it is still susceptible to being crushed or pinched. Ideally, the drive would have had a metal shell instead of plastic, but this is not the case.
Drive comes formatted with the FAT32 file system. This means that fresh from the box, it will not be able to store a single file that is more than 4GB. The reason might be for compatibility with MAC/Linux but should be kept in mind. It is possible to format the drive to NTFS (windows) or also to a Linux friendly file system.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a great flash drive. I can see it as being a very useful tool for system administrators. You can store disk images and all sorts of install programs on this without worry about room and it will load up faster than an optical disk drive.
Additionally, media enthusiasts can store whole movies and tv shows and transfer them fast and without issue.
A warning: A flash drive of any make and model can be lost, stolen, damaged or otherwise render your data un-reachable. Always make copies of data that is irreplaceable (photos, videos, documents etc.)
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PB10400 :10400mAh Dual-USB Ultra External Portable Charger/ Power Bank,2A Fast Charging, Compatible with iphone, ipad and all iOS and Android Devices, Practical Flashlight
Pros: My favorite thing about this is the capacity. It can put 4-5 charges on my phone (which for me keeps me going about 5-6 days). Great for camping or traveling.
The LED light is not a focussed light like you would find on a flashlight. It is meant to be more of an area light.
The housing is plastic, but it still feels sturdy. The included bag is great for keeping the battery pack and cable together so you don't lose them.
The LED battery indicator is also nice so you can see how much charge you have left. The LEDs are not on the entire time you are charging like some of the other battery packs. It only turns on when you push the buttons and turns them back off. This saves more juice for your phone.
Cons: My biggest complaint is the shape. While it fits great in your hand, it makes it awkward to put in a backpack or purse. I would rather it be flat so it would fit easier.
There is no included charger. You will need to use your cell phone charger or some other adapter to charge the battery pack.
Other Thoughts: Please note that this product outputs 5V. Some devices like to be charged with 5.1V or even 5.3V (some samsung devices). If devices are meant for more than 5V and don't get it, they will charge slower.
Also, keep in mind that if you are using your device (or even if it is just on), it will be using power while charging. So if you are doing calculations based on the battery capacity of this battery pack, make sure to take this into account.
For better results, unplug the device being charged once it has a full charge. If the device is charged and left plugged in, the battery pack will continue to try and charge the device and you will lose efficiency.
This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-64GB
Pros: There isn't a whole lot to say about a flash drive, but these are my thoughts.
The flash drive is 64GB, it can hold a lot. The drive is made of 2 plastics. The outer part is a softer feeling plastic that can handle being dropped, thrown or otherwise abused. The rest is the shiny plastic you are used to seeing with a lot of cheaper electronics.
The blue LED is lit only when transferring files and isn't too horribly annoying which is nice.
The read speed is not too shabby either. The write times are a bit slower with around 17MB/s average on a file transfer. The read times average about 80MB/s. This will be the kind of flash drive to store CD images and other large files meant for redistributing.
As for the average Joe, it works great for anything you could need, store it all and never worry about the space. But please, always keep a backup! We as a people will put more things on it as the capacity grows, but be leery of carrying all your eggs in one basket. See my other thoughts for my recommended application of this drive.
Cons: The write speeds are a bit shocking compared to the reading speed. You can read data at about 80MB/s, but writing is closer to 17MB/s.
The slider design is nice in that there is no cap, but there is nothing to prevent particles and other objects from going in to the connector even with the slider closed.
Finally, if you are not properly lined up with the port, you will simply close the slider instead of inserting the drive. The slider doubles as the grip and if you push too hard or have stiff USB ports, it will become very annoying to keep pulling the slider back.
Other Thoughts: All in all, I would recommend this drive for use by IT personnel for storing and taking ISO images and other large programs from place to place. This is primarily due to the number of reviews that cite failures. I have only had this drive for 1 month and have had great luck with it. But many have had failures and 64GB worth of data is a lot to lose. So always make backups of your personal data!READ FULL REVIEW