I would like to thank A-DATA for supplying the review sample. The company produces some very unique and useful memory products, ranging from a complete offering of notebook and desktop memory over memory cards in various shapes, sizes and speeds to USB storage in many flavors. A-DATA also has licenses to produce such memory devices with themes of Pirates of the Carribbian and Disney.
From the manufacturer:
- Enhanced for Windows® ReadyBoost™
- Aluminum Material
- Easy carry cap design
- Streamline shape
- Desktop or laptop computer with USB port
- One of following operating systems Windows®: 98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/Vista™ or later Mac®: OS 9.0 or later Linux™: Kernel 2.4 or later
- For driver for Windows® 98 and AP software
- Size: 73x22x11 mm (LxWxH)
- Weight: 19g
The A-DATA PD16 comes packaged in clear plastic, with a cardboard divider, which seperates the memory device from the USB cable compartement. The front features a sticker, which lets the potential buyer know what size he or she will be getting. The A-DATA PD16 goes up to 16GB, thus the number 16 in the model name. The back lists all the features in different languages. Seems like A-DATA has chosen to do some very literal translation from English to German. The term "hot plug & play" was translated word for word, which does not make any sense in German.
Inside the package you will find the memory stick and a short USB cable, so you will not always have to reach all the way around to the back of the computer.