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This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager 16GB Slider X2 USB Flash Drive Model CMFSL3X2-16GB
Pros: durable, and seems to be reliable. i have been using this drive for about a week now, its been going into work with me as a boot drive to Zorin 8 every day. and i have been using it on my car stereo holding music all week and i have not had a single problem.
its incredibly fast for a flash drive.
AS-SSD benchmarked it read speed 194.8MB/S and Write speed 47.31MB/S
windows 7 file copy benchmark is showing a read speed of 197.2MB/s and write speed of 54.3MB/s
HD Tune shows consistent results with other benchmarks showing a consistent 193MB/S across the entire span of 16GB.
Thats FAST! even my WD Caviar Black 1TB+1TB raid 0 array cant keep up with it.
I installed Steam OS (stephensons-rocket) Edition onto it, and i can fully boot into Steam Os in about 6 seconds. Zorin 8 in about 9 seconds
The flash drive will come in FAT32 format.
they do this so its compatible with a wide range of devices, such as windows computers, mac computers and other devices like game consoles and car stereos. when in fat32 format you will have 14.93GB of free space. unfortunately in fat32 file system you cannot have a single file bigger than 4GB. so i recommend changing it to NTFS file system. you will only loose about 300MB total storage space.
Cons: could be a bit smaller, its a tad wide and might invade into the space of a adjacent usb connection, such as one on the back of a motherboard io.
Other Thoughts: i have been using corsair products for years now. my case, keyboard, heatsink and power supply are all corsair. i do not have a complaint on one. this flash drive is no exception, its the fastest flash drive i have ever used. i have no fear of putting this on my keyring and carrying it around in my pocket.. however it is a bit chunky. i have other drives that are less than 1/4 of the size of this one, they are much more comfortable to have in your pocket.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: drive functions, however random positions do not work properly, using hd tune i can watch the speed of the drive as its being benchmarked and its all over the place. it will drop down to less than 1MB/second than back up to 190MB/second.
windows is unresponsive and horrible to try and use. nothing works properly.
Other Thoughts: i bought it while it was on sale, and had not used it until now, and regret it now. save yourself a headache and buy a new SSD.
recertified must mean they inspect it, because they obviously did not try it. first corsair product i have ever not been satisfied with.
This review is from: SAMSUNG 500GB USB 3.0 Portable SSD T1
Pros: this SSD takes up about half the space of a standard 2.5" SSD. its 70x52x10mm and weighs only 37.6 grams with the cord.
the cord is very small at only about 5 inches total, (130mm). i assumed that the short cord would make the drive perform faster, and it does. but only buy a small amount. my front panel usb3 cord is about a foot and a half long and it makes about a 4MB/second difference.
its advertised as a 450MB/s drive. but your motherboard must support USB 3.0 + UASP. Without UASP you will only be able to reach about 330MB/second.
for those interested, the drive contains a mSATA version of the 850 Evo SSD.
the Sata to USB3.0 Bridge used is the ASMedia ASM1153E.
it has a single blue led that indicates power and activity.
the drive comes with a application on it. It allows you to name your drive, and set a data encryption password. immediately after running the application it will change the file system to exFAT. after being converted to exFAT there will be 465GB available.
overall this is a nice drive. it feels durable and light enough to where dropping it probably wont break it. cord and plugs seem well made. there is no wiggle in the connections.
i have wanted to keep a high capacity external hdd in my car for awhile now, but mechanical drives don't handle vibration too well, and USB Flash drives are too unreliable. and the extreme temperatures of being in a car aren't too forgiving either.
but with a ssd, those concerns are eliminated. vibration is no longer a issue and changing moisture and temperatures will not effect a ssd like this.
Cons: absolutely NONEREAD FULL REVIEW
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