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ADATA UV100 8GB Red Review

Posted: , By Patcoola

Verdict: Recommend

One of the best looking little Flash drives I’ve used. I got three for installing operating systems, etc. This basic USB 2.0 drive is small, light weight, thin, and stylish. The price is good as well at an online price of $7.98 CAD. The ADATA UV100 is also one of lightest drives I’ve handled. A definite recommend for a basic Flash drive.

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ADATA S102 Pro 32GB Blue Review

Posted: , By Patcoola

Verdict: Recommend

I am a big user of the S102 Pro 16GB (AS102-16G-RGY) model, having four in 2013, it was a great product. The S102 Pro 32GB (AS102P-32G-RBL) of today is pretty much the very same, however, a bit different. The plastic cap has been improved with a much tighter fit. However, this drive had one disappointing aspect over the older model, the USB 2.0 write speed is about half of the older model. Never the less the AS102P-32G-RBL offers a slightly faster USB 3.0 read speed and input/output operations per second (IOPS).

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ADATA UV131 16GB Review

Posted: , By Patcoola

Verdict: Recommend

ADATA makes some great USB flash drives, and the UV131 is definitely one of their best value drives. Although the 16GB drive retails at about 12.98, I got mine on sale for 7.99. At this price the value is hard to beat. The UV131 series features a stylus, small, and sturdy design with performance just below the S102 Pro series.

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Review: Transcend JetFlash 500 8GB USB2.0

Posted: , By Patcoola

 

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TS8GJF500
Transcend
$9.14 US
8 GBs
USB 2.0
Apple, Windows, Linux
Plastic
63.1 x 21 x 8.8mm (L x W x H)

 

Overview

Don’t Recommend, I can’t recommend this product. The Transcend JetFlash 500 8GB is another cheap generic product with nothing to offer consumers. Very easy to touch push to slide cap design maybe too sensitive with time but locks into place strongly.

This product has a small blue activity light, if that’s something you’re interested in.

But how does this product perform, this product has an amazing read speed at about 25 Megabytes per second, however, that was the only nice thing about it, the device’s performance is bottle necked by it’s very slow write speed and write performance at about 5 Megabytes per second. At 5 MB/s it would take 27 minutes to write 8 Gigabytes of data to the device.

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Review: WD Elements SE 1TB USB3.0 Portable Hard Drive

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WDBPCK0010BBK-NESN
Western Digital
$99.99 CAD
$74.99 CAD
1000 GBs
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Windows NTFS
Plastic
USB 3.0 (1 Foot)
112.5 x 78.7 x 19.1mm (L x W x H)

Overview

Buy it if you need it, I got two on sale and one came with a defective cable. Includes one foot USB 3.0 / to USB 2.0 cable.

This drive is a great potable hard drive if you don’t need a strong body. Plastic outer body with lots of interior space and aluminum bottom plate inside. USB connector and activity light built into hard drive with a cheap bending feel, maybe easy to snap or break the USB port off.

Excellent USB 3.0 performance with about 80MB/s read and write speed. This drive runs cool and quiet with a small activity light that doesn’t light up an entire room at night.

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Review: ADATA AS102-16G-RGY Pro 16GB USB3.0

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AS102-16G-RGY Pro
ADATA
$24.99 CAD
$16.99 CAD
16 GBs
USB 3.0 / USB 2.0
Read 100MB/s, Write 25MB/s
Apple, Windows, Linux
Aluminum
61.8 x 18.7 x 10.7mm (L x W x H)

 

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Recommended Product, the ADATA AS102-16G-RGY is built strong with an aluminum body and has very impressive speed. Although the write speed could be a lot better. The plastic cap can potentially come loose in the front, but connecting the cap to the back is a strong fit. This drive has no activity light if that’s something you care about.

Extensive activity such as Windows Ready Boost can make this flash drive hot, but quickly cools down thank to the aluminum body.

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