Reviews

8.9
Date: Dec 2nd 2013
Author: Vahid Gharaei
In: USB Sticks
Lexar JumpDrive P10 32 GB USB 3.0

The Lexar JumpDrive P10 may look like the Triton released last year, but don't be fooled: Lexar has upped the maximum speeds of the unit to 265 MB/s read and 245 MB/s write!

7.9
Date: May 7th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
PQI i-mini USB 3.0 32GB

PQI has made things as small as possible with the i-mini flash drive while also offering the modern USB 3.0 interface. We take the minuscule i-mini for a spin to see if PQI has not shaved off too much performance in the process of shrinking things down.

8.3
Date: Mar 14th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
PQI Tiffy USB 3.0 32 GB

If you are looking for a compact flash drive that is robust enough to go on your key chain while still offering the benefit of a USB 3.0 interface, the PQI Tiffy is certainly a good candidate on paper. We take the unit for a spin to see if it can combine the best of both worlds: shape, size and speed.

8.9
Date: Feb 28th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32 GB

The Kingston Ultimate 3.0 G3 flash drive is a third-generation unit for professional business users demanding high performance and a solid, understated, stylish, and cap-less design. With capacities of up to 64 GB, it also offers the storage required by some.

9.3
Date: Jan 16th 2013
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Kingston DataTraveler HyperX USB 3.0 64 GB

The Kingston DataTraveler HyperX is one of the fastest flash drives from the memory manufacturer. It advertises speeds of more than 200 MB/s write and 100 MB/s read. Too good to be true? We take a close look to find out.

8.8
Date: Nov 21st 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Lexar JumpDrive Triton 32 GB USB 3.0

The Lexar JumpDrive Triton tries to offer excellent build quality with quite the performance. Even though Lexar advertises maximum attainable speeds and not average numbers, the Triton still manages to push the envelope in read speeds while achieving good write performance.

8.1
Date: Nov 15th 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Lexar JumpDrive S73 32 GB USB 3.0

Being a more affordable product from Lexar, we do not expect the JumpDrive S73 to break any records, but it should still deliver the benefits of USB 3.0 connectivity. While it does lack write speed, it makes up some ground in read performance.

Date: Nov 9th 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Mach Xtreme MX-ES 32 GB USB 3.0

The MX-ES can be mistaken for a cheap run-of-the-mill USB 2.0 drive, but its generic housing holds an SLC-flash-based heart. Mach Xtreme got us drooling with advertised speeds of 170/185 MB/s read/write. The drive did not quite hit those numbers, but managed to get our nod of approval.

Date: Nov 5th 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Patriot Memory Supersonic RageXT 32 GB USB 3.0

Patriot has released an updated version of the Rage drive that offers up to 180 MB/s read and 50 MB/s write in a small & compact package. We take a closer look to find out if the Rage XT is like Speedy Gonzales, or ends up huffin' and puffin' through the benchmarks.

Date: May 18th 2012
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Kingston Wi-Drive 16 GB

With USB drives a dime a dozen nowadays, Kingston is trying to combine affordable flash storage with a certain degree of connectivity in the Wi-Drive. Employing a wireless hotspot, the Wi-Drive allows up to three connected devices to stream files to their display - be it notebooks, iOS or Android units. We take the 16 GB Wi-Drive for a spin to see if it packs enough power and flexibility to shine.

9.7
Date: Sep 20th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Centon Rush USB 3.0 16 GB

The Centon Rush boasts with good read performance but also excellent write speeds. We shred through the plastic packaging and test the compact flash drive on our testing station, with surprising results - it's even faster than what the manufacturer advertises.

9.7
Date: May 31st 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Patriot Supersonic 32 GB USB 3.0

Patriot has also jumped on the USB 3.0 bandwagon with their Supersonic series of drives. While the Supersonic Magnum is the flagship drive, the normal Supersonic packs quite the punch and breaks the advertised performance barrier - giving you more than you bargained for.

8.3
Date: May 15th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
ADATA Nobility N005 16 GB USB 3.0

ADATA aims to combine performance, quality and price with the Nobility N005. Priced to please the mainstream user, it offers a sturdy aluminum enclosure and advertises solid performance numbers. We take the drive for a spin to see if they have managed to combine the best of the three attributes or if it is too good to be true.

7.6
Date: May 9th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Mach Xtreme GX 16 GB USB 3.0

After the FX high-speed USB 3.0 flash drive, Mach Xtreme aims to take the mainstream crowd with the GX USB 3.0 unit. The drive is slimmer, not quite as fast, but brings the price down to the competitive market segment. We take the Mach Xtreme GX 16 GB flash drive for a spin to see if it can hold its own against the established brands in the market.

7.6
Date: Apr 8th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Verbatim Store'n'Go Netbook USB 16 GB

The Verbatim Store'n'Go Netbook USB drive is so small that you can plug it into your netbook and just leave it in there. So this is a dead easy way to expand the onboard storage - especially for those first or second generation netbooks with very limited and usually very slow internal flash/SSD storage.

7.0
Date: Apr 7th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Verbatim Store'n'Go Executive Metal 8 GB

Verbatim packs the Executive Metal flash drive in a fancy dark grey metal shell, promises great read and write performance and offers up to 64 GB of capacity. We take a close look at this weighty flash drive to see if the brains equals the brawns of the storage device.

8.2
Date: Apr 6th 2011
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Verbatim Store'n'Go Clip-it 4 GB

The Verbatim Store'n'Go Clip-it series won the Red Dot Design Award in 2010, as it caters to a very specific scenario and is surprisingly useful. Due to the shape, it is intended to replace the classic paper clip, bringing it into the 21st century.

9.3
Date: Dec 19th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Mach Xtreme FX USB 3.0 Flash Drive 64 GB

Mach Xtreme has managed to bring a USB 3.0 flash drive to market with some very interesting performance numbers coupled with a very affordable price. We push the stick through our benchmarks to see if it manages to stay Xtreme or just fizzles into oblivion.

8.1
Date: May 10th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Team Group Diamond 4GB

The Team Group Diamond is compact, available in multiple colors, packs up to 16 GB and comes with a very affordable price tag - even though the name may suggest otherwise. We take a look to see if the tiny flash drive shines and sparkles or if any imperfections overshadow the joy of using the drive.

8.1
Date: Mar 24th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
Corsair Padlock 2 8 GB

Corsair's latest Padlock revision brings about more changes than just a new look. Data is now secured with a 256-bit AES encryption, unlike the original Padlock 1, which just cut off power to the flash drive unless the correct PIN was entered. We drill the Padlock 2 to see if it holds up or snitches under pressure.

8.8
Date: Jan 27th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
A-Data T907 Jack Skellington 8GB Flash Drive

A-DATA continues their Disney licensed series with the T907 Jack Skellington flash drive. Inspired by the movie 'Tim Burton’s The Night before Christmas', we take a close look at Jack to see if he brings joy or quiver to our hearts.

8.0
Date: Jan 17th 2010
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
LaCie iamaKey 8 GB Flash Drive

Lacie's latest line-up of flash drives mashes design and ultimate convenience into one great product. Shaped just like a traditional key and with a capacity of up to 32 GB, this may well be the last flash drive you will ever place on your key chain.

8.6
Date: Jul 30th 2009
Author: DanishDevil
In: USB Sticks
Patriot Xporter Magnum 64 GB Flash Drive

If you need to move a lot of data around then the Patriot Xporter Magnum 64 GB is a great choice. It offers enough storage for all your needs on the road and pairs that with maximum transfer speeds of up to 33 MB/s. Patriot has also made their $150 flash drive stand out by designing it in a menacing red.

8.1
Date: Jul 14th 2009
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
A-DATA S805 Flash Drive

The S805 from A-DATA is the perfect storage companion for the outdoor user or as a key chain. The nice metal clip along with a solid frame make this stick perfect in that regard, even if it is not a speed demon, but the S805 still manages to be Vista Readyboost ready.

8.9
Date: May 3rd 2008
Author: Darksaber
In: USB Sticks
A-DATA S701 & SDHC Eee PC Editions

A-DATA's S701 & SDHC card Eee PC Edition are themed flash storage parts which go especially nice with the ASUS Eee PC subnotebook. The SDHC card is a Class 6 Device which means it can offer write speeds up to 6 MB/s. Both come at no price premium over the non-EeePC branded variants.