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SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro CZ88 USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 260MB/s (SDCZ88-128G-G46)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I measured this device on a 2016 iMac (USB 3.0) after formatting it as FAT32 on my Mac. Using BlackMagic Speed Test, I got write speeds of about 220 MB/s and read speeds of about 250 MB/s. This was on a newly formatted, empty drive. This is quite fast compared to other flash drives that I own.
Note, I have found for all Flash Drives that using an Apple Encrypted format (which you would want to use if you are storing any sensitive documents on the flash drive) slows the drive down tremendously. In this case I get writes of 75 MB/s and reads of 200 MB/s. I can't tell you how much of this is due to the flash drive, and how much is due to computational overhead.
The drive is 22 mm wide, 11 mm thick and 70 mm long. It sticks out 6 mm each side from the USB connector, if you want to know if it will fit in tight USB ports.

Cons: Other drives are thinner

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3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: cheap

Cons: I couldn't get it to work. I have some older IDE/ATA drives that I was hoping to read. I couldn't get this device to supply power to the drives. If I had a soldering iron, patience, and some skill, I suspect one could add power lines from this to power both the adapter and a drive at the same time, but I couldn't do it with the materials supplied. (There are no instructions with the device).

Other Thoughts: It was cheap enough that it doesn't really bother me. But if I was desperate to recover files from these old drives, I would be very annoyed.

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Seagate Desktop HDD ST3000DM001 3TB 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: 1 worked fine

Cons: 1 was DOA

Other Thoughts: The one that was DOA showed up as a "4 GB" drive, when it didn't cause my computer to hard-crash. I couldn't format it.

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Alan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Alan H.

Date Joined: 12/14/07

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 07/01/09
  • Last Review: 12/31/16
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