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With such a vast number of usb memory sticks available would it be possible for PCAdvisor to publish a list of comparative notes. The download speed/ write speed is easily overlooked when looking at capacity, or suitability for having an operating system mounted on a usb. I could use some advice here please. Especially with usb2 against the new usb3. More to that: and which have good as against useless key ring loops. (I lost one because of a rubbish hook loop! )
Thank you, these are indeed interesting, and the sort of thing I would to see expanded upon in PCAdvisor. The American format looked good but I prefer stuff that is UK generated in that it related to our local products.
Not sure about the tecnical side of things, but you may like to know, that there are some out there with a 'vault' feature; if the stick is found/stolen, they cannot accesss the files without the password.
I am certain chub_tor posted the site addrsses with the best of intentions, but I am very sceptical about their testing and statements of USB 3.0 pendrives. On the second web site there are 5 pen drives listed, one does the transfer of the 700 MB test file in 17 secs, with no speed given. The other 4 have what I think as some very distinctly dodgy information given about them. Now I am probably being a bit naive but here goes. One has a transfer speed of 93 MB/s, yet takes 16 secs to transfer the file. OK, I accept there must be some sort of 'overhead', but 16 secs when others do it in what I would say was a 'more honest way'!! For instance one has a transfer rate of 38.9 MB/s and does it in 18secs, another's transfer rate is given as 31.5 MB/s and does it in 25 secs, whilst the last one transfers at 32.6 MB/s and does it in 23 secs. It all seems a bit fishy to me.
So I do not have a computer with USB 3.0, but I would question whether they are worth the cost involved. About a year or so ago I saw an advert for a pen drive that I didn't believe, and am certain it was a fake/forgery. But I thought 'What the hell' and ordered it. I thought I would lose my money, but I didn't, it just took a long time to arrive. OK it is a USB 2.0, but it does say that it is a 'Kingston' on one side and 'DT310' on the other. It claims to 256 GB, but it is not, it is 255 GB!! Oh, the price, by the way, was just about £12.50!!! Whether it's a fake or not, I don't care, it works that's all that worries me. Yes I know it encourages the wrong people, but at that sort of price, I find it very, very, very hard to ignore!!!
It is indeed a jungle isnt it !
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