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It's good, yeah
on 5 January 2015
I bought the 32GB version mostly to install drivers when I’m finished building a client’s computer. When you get it, I would highly recommend formatting it as exFAT because not only is it then OSX compatible, but it can fit files on it over 4GB, a real asset when dealing with large video files (which I also do). I use this thing daily, and it’s plenty fast enough to do anything I want to within reason. The write speeds aren’t great, but who’s expecting them to be so? The price is low and it’s tiny, don’t expect the world from a £15 USB drive. I get outstanding reads however; 155 Megabytes per second (yes, megaBYTES, not megabits) and a rather modest 21MB/s write, which is great for a driver installation pen.
Of course, there are bad points, the first one being that the casing gets a little bowed after spending the month in my pocket, so I have had to go in there with a screwdriver at one point to bend it back, but it’s not as if it couldn’t fit into a USB port. Clearly the people with those experiences work in a bear sanctuary and are being mauled every waking second of the day. Rather more unfortunate than a slight bend in the casing is the fact that the grey paint gets scratched off after plugging it into a USB slot. Of course, we knew it would happen eventually, but just not after the first insertion.