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big and slow :-(,
This review is from: Patriot Xporter XT Boost 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (PEF32GUSB) (Personal Computers)
I owned this drive for only a couple days before I decided to return it. It was just too slow for me. Seriously, having 32gb in a flash drive is supposed to be a convenient way of carrying lot's of data around. However, there is not much convenience if the drive is that slow.
To be specific I made two tests.
First I copied a folder containing mostly large files. That was 1770MB in 373 files and 18 sub-folders. The write speed come out to be 9.8 MB/s. However when copying small files, 2 folders containing 680MB in 1800 files and 70 sub folders, the write speed went down to 1.9 MB/s... which is just painful.
My portable hard drive copied those in 43s, giving writing speed of 16MB/s. Now how can you compare a hard drive to a flash drive? I tell you how. For those who don't know, portable hard drives are very small (mine is just about as small as you can make a 2.5" hard drive) and they're powered through USB drive, so no external power required. Also mine cost only around 200 bucks for 500gb, compare this to the [............] for 32gb you're paying for this thing.
Of course a portable hard drive's size isn't quite as convenient as a flash drive's. But as I said, slow write speed kinda destroys the fun of having much space.
This is just a thought for you, if you've never considered a portable hard drive before. I for my part am content with mine now. I always find a place to put it if I know I'm gonna be needing to transfer lot's of stuff. For just everyday use I'm gonna go with a smaller flash drive that has a decent write speed.
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Initial post: Oct 20, 2009 5:22:14 AM PDT
and how did you put your portable hard drive on your keychain? Of course it's slower, it's the price you pay for the convenience of not having to carry around a 2.5" drive and cable.
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