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This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-64GB
Pros: +USB 3.0 with good read speeds for a flash drive
+No stupid caps to lose, since it retracts back into its own case.
+64GB (57.6GB pre-formatted in FAT32)
+Nice blue led that isn’t an annoying bright light.
+5 year warranty so they must trust their product. If it did have to be replaced it shouldn’t cost much to ship it due to its light weight. Most products don’t come with 5 year warranties.
Cons: -It would be nicer if the write speeds were faster than they are.
Other Thoughts: The flash drive itself is a little fat, but I was still able to fit it next to or above my other flash drives. It has a smooth type of rubber coating on it, and I like the looks of it more than I thought I would.
The write speeds are the only thing that I am a little disappointed with. I have a 64GB microsd card that gets a little faster write speeds. Although the read speeds on this are just as good.
So far I have had no problems with it, and even transferred over 11GB to the drive without any aborts.
Tested on a MSI Z97 motherboard with an Intel 4771 cpu.
ATTO Benchmarks using USB 3.0
Filesize / Write Speed / Read Speed (MB/sec)
0.5 / 217 / 3311
1.0 / 445 / 6590
2.0 / 804 / 12800
4.0 / 1891 / 22755
8.0 / 4035 / 45732
16.0 / 7413 /66609
32.0 / 7481 /68767
64.0 / 13107 / 70014
128.0 / 13696 / 70584
256.0 / 16141 / 76562
512.0 / 15606 / 79184
1024.0 / 16559 / 80010
2048.0 / 18186 / 80129
4096.0 / 16025 / 79891
8192.0 / 16025 / 78261
I won’t type out all the USB 2.0 speeds, but for the largest 8192 file size on USB 2.0 the write speed was 13653 and the read speed was 44369.
This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus Slim 2TB USB 3.0 Portable External Hard Drive STDR2000103 Red
Pros: Fast speed, quiet, and very nice looking
Other Thoughts: I really like the looks of this drive, both the color and the slim design. I get good transfer speeds also with it.
I mainly am writing this review to make a comment about its sleep mode. This drive is set by default to run constantly and never sleep. I was not happy with that as it will shorten its life.
However I learned that the Seagate Dashboard software has an option to set the sleep time. When you install/load the software, click on the red drive icon on the upper left side of the screen window. Then for me, it takes over 30 seconds before the options will appear where you can set the sleep time. I don't know why the delay but its there.
Another good thing about setting it is that it seems to store the setting on the drive or firmware itself, so you can then use it on other devices and have it go to sleep at the set time.
I'm using mine with an Android media player (Minix x8-h)
This review is from: FREMO P100 10400mAh Power Bank Charger & Dual Port USB Car Charger for iPhone, iPad, Galaxy S5, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphone and Tablet (made by SCUD)
Pros: Lots of power storage, plus it supports 2A charging to your devices.
It feels sturdy and well built.
It comes with a nice looking car charger that has both 1A and 2A output ports.
Cons: A little heavy but that is to be expected. The more power storage, then the bigger and heavier it will be.
Just personal opinion, but I don’t care for the color silver, I would much rather have a different color or texture.
It does not come with an adapter to charge devices that use 30pin connections.
It does not come with an AC usb adapter to charge from a wall outlet (but most people already have one that comes with their phone/tablet).
Other Thoughts: I ran my iPad 2 tablet down to 3% battery then charged it to full with this device, which took 6 hours. I also had enough charge left to charge my iPhone 4 from 15% to full. I believe the battery in my iPad 2 is roughly 6930mah and the battery in my iPhone 4 is 1420mah.
From what I have read, with all these chargers you have to subtract a certain percentage from their rated mah, to get the true amount of mah that it will charge.
I like that it has 4 tiny blue led lights on it that are not the annoyingly bright kind. Each dot represents 25% increments of battery capacity. During charging this portable charger itself, it blinks all the lights and will stop flashing once it reaches 25%, 50%, 75% and finally all 4 lights will stay lit when it hits 100% charge.
The car charger worked fine for me when I tried it. It has dual outlets of 1A and 2A. The car charger is also short in length so it doesn’t stick out a lot.
So far I am happy with this. It works well so far for me, and while it’s not the color I prefer, it still looks good. I debated whether to take a star off due to the lack of an AC usb wall adapter, but didn’t since it works good for me, only time will tell about how long it lasts.