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Pros: Great price on sale
32GB holds a good amount of date
Unlike reports on other brand USB 3's I looked at, this one stays cool to the touch during large transfers
Cap snaps onto the back during use
Cons: Read speeds are mostly very good, but write speeds are closer to USB 2.0
Other Thoughts: I've owned this two months now. I bought this flash drive because it hits the sweet spot of capacity \ price.
The complaint I have is in regards to the write speeds. I get OK synthetic bench scores on write speeds with Crystal Disk, but real time transfers monitored in Win 10 show much poorer results, and write transfers take quite a while. They are at best about half of the rated write speed ~ 17 to 25 MB/s max, sometimes even slowing to a few hundred KB/s
Read speeds are very good however, sometimes even exceeding the rated 100 MB/s
I tried this several times, several ports on two desktop PC's and one laptop. (i7 desktop's, ASUS premium boards, 32GB RAM; Acer laptop - all fast well maintained machines) So it didn't appear to be an anomaly.
If you don't mind slower write speeds, you still get very good read speeds.
In future I'd spend a bit more and get a more highly rated and proven premium drive
This review was edited \ updated after two months to report the slower speeds
Pros: Worked for me out of the box after setting speed and timings in an XMP profile
Best price performance I could find in a 32GB 1866 CAS 9 kit
Cons: None I can think of
Other Thoughts: This RAM is on the Qualified Vendor's List for my ASUS Z87 Plus mobo, so i expected it to work no prob, and it does. This replaces a kit that was not on the QVL and was causing MEMORY_MANAGEMENT BSOD's. Problem solved here.
Once installed the kit was recognized immediately, booted past POST and ID'd at 1333 MHz which I expected - this kit needs an XMP profile to run at rated timings and speed. Pretty much standard. Rebooted, went into BIOS, manually set frequency to 1866 MHz, set primary timings to 9-10-9-28 and left voltage at Auto (running at 1.51v)
Rebooted again, confirmed the speed and timings in CPUz, and all is good.
Great RAM for the price. Would definitely recommend.
Pros: Good amount of space
Cheapest 3Tb solution I could find; it was on sale
Benchmark #'s are very decent
Delivered across country in 48 hours on express shipping
Cons: None so far
Other Thoughts: This is an updated review just to comment that after 18 months of daily used it is still going strong.
Originally I installed, initialized GPT, and formatted all without problem.
@ 75% full benching w Crystal Disk shows:
500MB transfer \ sequential = 161 MB/s read; 157 MB/s write
1GB transfer \ sequential = 156 MB/s read; 148 MB/s write