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ORICO USB 3.0 To 2.5-Inch Sata Aluminum Hard Drive Enclosure Case (for 9.5mm 2.5-Inch SATA-I, SATA-II, SATA-III HDD and SSD) -Purple
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I purchased two of these to use with a SSD and a 7200rpm drive from an older laptop. With OSX and journaling turned off, I ran Black Magic Speed Test, and got around 75mb/sec write, 135mb/sec read. I haven't seen better with USB3.0.

Cons: It's a sharp piece of metal, with nothing on the bottom to keep it in place. I'll have to attach some rubber feet or equivalent to keep the device from sliding all over my desk. The metal is sharp aluminum, so I'll need to put something between it and my desk to avoid scratches. This didn't come with a case, a simple cloth case would have been a nice touch.

Other Thoughts: I like the screw-less design. It's simple, and performs well.

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PQI Nano 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model 6338-032GR2XXX
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Sleek and speedy! 05/06/2013

This review is from: PQI Nano 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model 6338-032GR2XXX

Pros: Super light, excellent speed. In my tests with HFS+ and the disk journal disabled, I got 60MB/sec write, and 170MB/sec read using USB 3.0 on the latest OSX.

Cons: This uses the old style USB cap. I'm very good at removing the cap and subsequently losing it.

Other Thoughts: Highly recommended. Fast, small and light. Exactly what you want in a portable storage device.

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Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 Generation 3 (G3) 32GB Flash Drive Model DTU30G3/32GB
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good speed, not a bad price. I reformatted with HFS+, and turned off journaling. A USB flash drive doesn't need journaling, it's sneakernet. In my testing, I got around 55MB/sec write, around 165MB/sec read, very respectable.

Cons: The device is very bulky and heavy for what it does. To get USB 3.0 working, I had to move my laptop protective cover out of the way, as it has to sit flush on the usb connection to use USB 3.0. It also shows up as 31.44MB rather than 32MB.

Other Thoughts: I found the PQI 32g USB 3.0 device to offer similar performance in a smaller and *much* lighter package.

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Display Name: Gregory S.

Date Joined: 08/08/03

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  • First Review: 05/06/13
  • Last Review: 05/13/13
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