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Jiaping Z.

Jiaping Z.

Joined on 01/26/14

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Good concept, design, but the unit I received did not work.

Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B30V1K)
Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B30V1K)

Pros: - Good price - Sleek design

Cons: - Speed not as fast as expected - Stopped working after one week - Overheats easily during light usage

Overall Review: Bought this when it was on sale for $15. At that price I would say this product has an above average design. There is no cap so you won't have to worry about losing it. The surface is well polished and it does look fairly nice compared to the plastic casings on most flash drives at this price point. There is also a hole on it so you can hook it onto your keychain easily. However, when it comes to performance, I wasn't very impressed by it. Running crystaldiskmark shows about 90 read and 40 write (USB3). Transferring actual files is a nightmare. My 3GB project took 30 minutes to transfer and the drive would disconnect from the OS on its own randomly from time to time. I left the flash drive plugged into my hard drive for about 5 hours (it was idle most of the time) and when i tried to unplug it the temperature on the flash drive was more than uncomfortably hot. And that was my experience on the first day of receiving the unit. After a few days the drive just stopped working. It won't be recognized on my computers - on windows it would show a 200mb usable partition and a 63gb unusable partition, and if i try to do anything with it in the disk manager, it just won't let me by throwing me random errors. On mac the drive is found under disk utility but the partition remains unmounted. When i tried to verify/repair/partition/format, it would just say "unable to unmount" every time. Interestingly the drive would still overheat even though it isn't being used. I think (and hope) the majority of this product out there works better than the one I received, so this might be 1/10000 of the defective ones; but I wanted to let everyone know that the quality control on this product might not be the best and it is possible that you will receive a bad one.