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ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model AUE700-32G-CBK
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4 out of 5 eggs AUE700-32G-CBK, works as advertised! 03/05/2014

This review is from: ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model AUE700-32G-CBK

Pros: This sucker is FAST, true USB3 speeds.

(sequential writes)
SSD->USB3: ~90MB/sec.
USB3->SSD: ~195MB/sec

Came with a strap.

Cons: As should be suspected, the total size is 31.6 gb. That means, after partition data, it actually only holds ~29.3 GB data. This is a smaller storage space than many "ripped" bluray movie disc sizes.

It seems to run hot (also not surprising, given the data transfer rate).

Other Thoughts: Test done on a ASUS P8Z77-V LK with a i7-3770k CPU and Plextor M5s SSD. USB3 drivers from motherboard manufacturer were installed on windows 7.

This was just an impromptu eyeball test using windows resource monitor, equivalent to sequential file copying. I quickformatted the DashDrive to NTFS at the largest allocation unit size (64kb). (This may affect drive portability between machines.) I used two files whose total size was ~24.9GB.

Copy to USB3 stick limited to USB3 write speeds. I was getting a rough average 90MB/sec writes. (It took about 4 minutes to copy. I then deleted the SSD files.) Copy back to SSD was about twice as fast (since the SSD write speed is much faster than the stick, and the stick has double the read speed), about 195MB/sec writes.

Obviously, I have no idea how reliable this stick will be, nor will I be trying to run an OS off of it (or heavily use it). If the rebate comes through, I will have gotten this high performing USB3 stick for ~$20. Right now, I'm quite pleased with it.


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Display Name: Eugene C.

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