Winten 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive (up to 120MB/s), with rotating stainless shell design
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- * Save and transfer quicker with the USB 3.0 interface. Read 120MB /s(max), Write 50MB/s(max).
- * Design with rotating stainless steel shell, 0.6 cm thickness
- * Reliably stores files, photos, videos and more
- * Compatible with PC and Mac systems
- * Compatible with USB 2.0
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The product was packaged very well and was easy enough to remove.
I plugged it in and it was recognized on my Alienware Mx 14 R2, and on my Linux distro I use on this laptop.
So no problems with Windows 7 Home Premium or Linux (ubuntu, Voyager, Elementary, Mageia,) all of these distros recognized it. However....
Yes for Linux people you need to install a way to see the exfat partitions, since that is what this uses. That took maybe a minute to do and once it was done, I could access it.
I ran a benchmark using Linux and also transferred several large files over 7 gb to it.
Average speed to transfer (write) was around 60 mb/s. My Alienware should have USB 3.0 in it, not sure if it does or not. I had speeds of up to 80 mb/s when I was moving smaller files around 20 mb or maybe a little larger.
Read speed, fast around 60 mb/s.
So performance wise it is or appears to be a very fast USB 3.0 flash drive.
Now the reason why I did not give it 5 stars.
Form and Function:
Function comes first then the form.
On this, the only bad part of this is how the USB key opens up. You slide the key back then it flips 180 degrees.
Now the problem is there is nothing there to hold the frame when it is plugged into your computer so the frame drops down.
This is going to cause problems. My solution is to grab a small rubber band and when I go to plug the key in, I roll the rubber band down the frame
locking the body into the frame. I have pictures and will post them, once I figure out how to do that here.Read more ›
I only have USB 2.0 connections on my home computer so I can not attest to the USB 3.0 performance. However, copying music files to the drive over the USB 2.0 connection maxed-out at peak USB 2.0 speed.
Like another reviewer's drive, the protective cap on my drive does not stay horizontal when in the non-protective position. For my application, I did not need the protective cap, with the drive hidden away in my car's center console storage area. With slight outward pressure on the cap near the hinge I was able to easily remove the cap.
I like the size of the drive as it is smaller than other USB drives I have purchased in the past, especially since it does not get in the way of the storage area in my car's center console.
I feel the drive is a very good value for speed, storage space and physical size.
Won't even connect to a disk utility.
Useless for data storage. Too unreliable.
Con's - Write speeds are on the slow side with USB 3.0 / 2.0.
Overall this drive is a great value for the money I use it as a multi-boot disk containing several OS and boot images for diagnostics and computer repair. Some images are 6+GB and writing them to the flash drive took some time as it has fairly slow write speeds. But once on the flash drive the read speeds were great! I could do W7/W8 OS installs in as little as 8 minutes.
While this drive was faster than anything I had used before, there are now a number of reasonably priced large capacity USB 3.0 flash drives available that are a lot faster than this, especially on writes. I've ordered a couple and will try to compare them eventually.
Meanwhile, I've been using this flash drive as "offsite backup", because the external SSD that I was using as primary backup was too large to carry comfortably in a pocket. But I found an amazing 256GB USB 3.0 SSD that's small enough to replace a flash drive: the Freecom mSSD. I bought it on amazon.it, because it wasn't available on amazon.com (it is now, but not sold by Amazon, so not covered by Amazon's return policies). It's expensive ($300 or more for 256GB) but it's the fastest storage I've ever plugged into a USB 3.0 slot, even for writes on a nearly-full drive (a thunderbolt SSD would be faster, of course).
So I no longer use the Winten drive for offsite backup, but it's still working well for me. And I just ordered the 256GB model because I like the design even though it's slower than many of the newer drives available.
I've seen so many reports of USB flash drives failing after a while, that there's just no way I would use one (or one of anything, for that matter) for storage of critical stuff. So I use this as a form of "fire storage": my main backup drive is an external SSD, and I periodically (every couple of days) manually copy my most important stuff to this drive that I carry with me all the time (but not on a keychain, just in my pocket). That way, if my computer and primary backup get stolen or destroyed (fire, tornado, earthquake), I have another backup.Read more ›
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Failed Quickly, cannot find how to warranty it. It appears to be a cheap knockoff. Amazon just says "contact manufacturer through their website". Read morePublished 4 months ago by Scott J
The thumb drive is great. Has more memory than those offered in regular stores and is easy to move around with without the size of a passport.Published 8 months ago by Raymond Chavez
When it worked, it was awesome! Then, after 8 months, it completely died. I'm an IT pro of 25+ years. I should know better but tried to save a buck. Read morePublished 12 months ago by S. Cuevas
This has proven reliable and durable. I carry it almost everywhere.Published 14 months ago by Wilder
The best flash drive I've ever had:
Works without a single problem for 1.5 years.
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Got this as a Christmas Present on Dec. 25, 2013. It fried on July 1, 2014. Will not mount and I lost all my data. Recovery software can't retrieve it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by J. Hall
I've been using this drive to store my movies and pictures for my on-the-go trips for the last year, and it's amazing how much space this tiny guy holds. Being USB 3. Read morePublished 19 months ago by mathewgogo