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Silicon Power 32GB Firma ZN F80 USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Gray Aluminium (SP032GBUF2F80V1S)
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197 of 203 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2014
I own both this flash drive and the Kingston DTSE9, which is very similar (capless, all-metal design). Both are great drives. I think this drive may have a slight advantage in long-term durability, since supposedly the DTSE9 suffers from a problem where the metal casing separates from the innards of the drive (though this hasn't happened to mine). In terms of putting the drive on a keyring, this is definitely the superior drive... the thinner loop works much better on a key ring. However, the flare of the loop may obstruct USB ports that are located side-by-side (ie the ports on many laptops). The DTSE9 does not obstruct other ports. Both drives are pretty good-looking, but this drive wins out because the Kingston has a dissimilar metal that lines its loop, making the inside of the loop look jagged. As far as fit goes, my DTSE9 is better... it fits perfectly in all USB ports I have tried. This Silicon Power drive is always very snug in the USB port.. sometimes so tight as to be concerning. There are two reasons that I ultimately like this drive better than the Kingston. First, this drive is waterproof. A lot of flash drives will survive water, but I like that this drive explicitly states that it is waterproof. The other reason is heat. My DTSE9 gets very hot, while this drive hardly gets warm. I don't think the heat is really damaging (silicon can get pretty hot before it is damaged) but I still prefer to have a cool drive.
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125 of 127 people found the following review helpful
▶ Package Contents
• Silicon Power 32GB USB 3.0 J80 Jewel Flash Drive

▶ Specifications
• Size:44.0 x 18.0 x 4.5 mm (minimum 12.3mm)
• Weight:5.9 g
• Capacity:8GB、16GB、32GB、64GB
• Color:Titanium
• Material:Zinc alloy
• Interface:USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Compatible
• Operating temperature: 0° C ~ 70° C
• Supported OS Operation Systems:Windows XP/Vista/7/8, Mac OS 10.3.x, Linux 2.6.x
• Certification:CE/FCC/BSMI/Green dot/WEEE/RoHS/KCC
• Patent:TW Patent No.M449339
• Warranty:Lifetime warranty

▶ Software
Silicon power is probably one of the best companies for product registration and warranty support. On the flash drive is an exe that will direct you to a web page to submit your name and email. Its really that simple.

▶ Hardware
The Silicon Power USB 3.0 J80 Jewel flash Drive is definitely a very durable but fashionable device, being made of Zinc Alloy with a Titanium finish. Like the SP J07 Jewel Flash Drive, this is waterproof, dust proof, shock proof, and vibration proof. I like that this uses a true cap-less design, making it very easy to use without fearing a design flaw will obstruct usage.

▶ Testing
I first tested the claim with this product being waterproof. I placed the flash drive in a 10 foot bucket of old water for roughly an hour, and sure enough, the drive worked perfectly after being plugged into my computer. On first glance the drive is officially 28.8GB. I then performed a test using CrystalDiskMark, a benchmarking program for testing the speed of the flash drive. This test results are from the average of 5 tests of 1000MB. I’m unsure of the speeds this drive will achieve because there aren’t any claims on the website or packaging.

Read: 39.24 MB/s
Write: 10.22 MB/s

The write speed of 10.22 MB/s is abysmal for a US 3.0 drive. These are speeds you’d see for USB 2.0, not USB 3.0.

▶ Final Thoughts
I like the build of the drive but not the performance. I can’t give a good rating to a flash drive that gets USB 2.0 speeds, which is why this gets a 3 star rating. Buy this product only if you need the durability aspect.

Pros:
+ Very unique but sturdy design.
+ Waterproof, dust proof, shock proof, vibration proof
+ Uses true cap-less design.

Cons:
- Flash drive speeds were very slow for a USB 3.0 device

I was provided a sample in exchange for a thorough and honest review.
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207 of 218 people found the following review helpful
on March 26, 2013
I ordered the 64 gig version of the Silicon Power Firma ZN flash drive and the similar, but smaller Kingston Data Traveller USB drive. The Silicon Power flash drive is very nice. It fits on my keychain very nicely with a key hole that is perfectly sized to allow wiggle room when using the flash drive with keys still attached. The Kingston flash drive is much smaller, but that makes it hard to handle and it doesn't have any room for your key chain loop to wiggle when you use it still connected. The Silicon Power drive is fast, works great on my Mac and PC as I have it formatted with the factory FAT filesystem. It has held up well for the last three months on my keychain and shows virtually no signs of rubbing against my other keys. I agree with another reviewer who mentioned that the photos make it look like it is curved. It is absolutely flat and actually tapers where the loop is, which makes it fit on a keychain even better. I do find it AMAZING that I am able to carry around 64 gigs of storage on my keychain. Years ago that was a whole stack of hard drives.. many years ago it was unfathomable to have that much space, much less own it for $40. We are the Jetsons! What will my kids have access to???
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112 of 120 people found the following review helpful
on December 31, 2012
Ordered the 32G version. Ran a benchmark on it, and it is able to write at 15 MB/sec and read at 30 MB/sec for large files (posted screenshot). Very fast! The picture makes is look as though the stick is slightly curved, which it is not. Also, the picture conveys a higher quality finish than is actually on the unit. But it does have a very slight "heft" that feels like quality. I like the design which I hope will be a long lasting and ever available keychain dongle. Since it is so new I can't speak to its reliability in this use.
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37 of 37 people found the following review helpful
TOP 500 REVIEWERon January 10, 2015
This is the best USB drive I have ever owned. It is fast. It is durable. It has a great functional design. And it is affordable for a product of such good quality.

I do not need a ton of storage, but rather I need a USB flash drive that is capable of standing up to mobile usage. Life happens and life can be hard on electronics. Many USB drives have poor functional designs...whether it is a case that is not durable, a bulky frame that makes it hard to fit in some USB ports, caps that get too loose and then fall off, or flash memory of disappointing quality, they all can contribute to loss of productivity. I once lost critical data when the key ring attachment broke off from the flash drive and the flash drive was lost. That was a total and complete nightmare, and it ultimately costed me time and money.

These Silicon Power Jewel drives are excellent flash drives and they meet my needs in every way. The case is built from metal, so it does not crack like plastic and has good crush resistance. There is no cap to lose, and the design can account for the dust buildup from being cap-less. Rather than coming with a keychain ring, the flash drive IS the ring, in a solid 1-piece design (for obvious reasons this is a huge plus for me.) With a super, super small profile, fitment is easy and these do well if in a hub that does not space the ports very far apart. With shock and water resistance, the SP Jewel drives are ready to withstand the conditions that can come with mobile usage.

With a functional design that is very please, flawless performance so far, fantastic data transfer speeds, and reasonable pricing, I highly recommend these Silicon Power flash drives.
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93 of 102 people found the following review helpful
I read up on many flash drives at the 32-64gb levels. I found the 128gb ones did not seem to please enough discerning customers at Amazon. I opted for a smaller USB 64gb 2.0 one, yet the largest (to date) made by Silicon Power Firma at 64gb, for three reasons. If you want a metal one, ensure you check the Silver Gray option.

1) Sturdiness. It is tough metal and not plastic, so there's less to chip off or wear away. Obviously, the ring attaches to a keychain or lanyard.

2) Design. No cap to lose or slide to wear off the wrong way. Although I hate not having this covered up, it's recessed enough (one hopes) for the protection desired.

3) Price. This meets my needs and is competitive with other brands.

I plugged it in. It fits very firmly, with less wiggle room than a conventional design. Insert and remove it carefully. P.S. While my laptop would not (IE platform installed by my workplace) recognize the set-up, I simply opened up the drive as one would any USB device. I dragged files in and they transferred easily. This is a small size, a bit less in thickness and length than the USB type with a cap, so I recommend anchoring it to a keychain and keeping it off the other keys and metallic items to minimize scuffing or bending, but I'll reckon it's made to last.
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24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on September 21, 2013
If you're going to buy an aluminum usb key, BACK UP FREQUENTLY.

I think these things COOK until the chip is dead. It only lasted 4 months. This is the 2nd aluminum cased USB that has died on me. No other usb drives HAVE EVER DIED except with these metal ones.

I think the heat is too much and I suspect that's a standard problem with these types uf usb flash drives
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32 of 34 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2013
This Flash Drive is simple, basic and reliable. I'm a routine and avid Systems Adminstrator, and routinely use flash drives for work and play. Here is the reason. Most flash drives are enclosed in a package that allows for sliding in and out, or flipping to protect the end. With use, these will crack, bend or break and often affect the ability for proper or full insertion. As well, many are bulky and will not allow for multiple drives to be inserted either above or side by side without some rubbing. I originally bought these drives for my kids to use with their XBOX live profiles. Before they would only be able to place one drive or I would grab an extender cable to allow room. With these, I can fill all the ports and no drama. You know the story, one kid wants to play, removes the other kids, next thing you know they are all grounded and the XBOX goes in the closet (maybe not for you, but definately in my house).

The large capacity allows me to load multiple mini OS's for troubleshooting or laptop rebuilds. Great products.
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44 of 49 people found the following review helpful
on January 11, 2013
Bought one to make sure it was what we were looking for, then bought 3 more. Small enough to easily carry on a key chain, the "eye" connects to a key chain security, the unit is tough and won't break or drop off. No bloatware. Well made and sturdy. Exactly what we were looking for. Have used several key chain drives in the past, and they all had problems that this one solves.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
on July 1, 2013
It fits perfect onto my key-chain and has tons of memory space.
It is well built (not plastic). I would recommend this to a friend,
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