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|04-22-2013 05:57 PM|
SEQ READ: 78.73
SEQ WRITE: 68.77
512K READ: 71.38
512K WRITE: 44.51
4K READ: 6.320
4K WRITE: 1.594
4K QD32 READ: 7.537
4K QD32 WRITE: 1.723
|04-21-2013 01:19 PM|
|04-21-2013 01:13 PM|
It sounded fanboyish when you were praising the speed of one of the cheapest of usb3 flash drives after I had just previously looked up and posted the results here of one of the fastest usb3 flash drives. Looked up and posted as in did my homework. I have looked this one up before also, but it had just been a while so I made a mistake. Hardly a clueless person that never does their homework.
|04-21-2013 09:27 AM|
|04-20-2013 10:24 PM|
|04-20-2013 09:58 PM|
write speed is only 50MB/s
|04-20-2013 06:03 PM|
|04-20-2013 06:02 PM|
"Cons: I have several of these at work-- one I use personally and the others I have issued to my end users. I can only comment on the one I use personally, but it has been a truly awful experience. After about two weeks of minimal use, the drive became corrupted and needed to be scanned and checked for errors. A few days later, it required a reformat. One week passes, and it needs to be formatted again. Each time, I lose the contents of the drive-- not a huge issues, mostly drivers and software patches, but this should not be happening on a new device, especially when I take special care to eject it before physically removing it every single time."
How true is this? having to reformat such important data is the last thing on my mind. Shouldn't the warranty cover corrupted drive issues?
|04-20-2013 05:57 PM|
|04-20-2013 05:56 PM|
Limited Warranty period (parts): Lifetime
Limited Warranty period (labor): Lifetime
Does it mean if it does not work out of regular use (not because it broke because of me), they replace it, given ADATA is a pretty standard company?
|04-20-2013 05:36 PM|
lot of folks like the reviewer on Newegg are ignorant - if you copy a large file to/from a standard HDD of course the the speed drops once the HDD cache is exhausted and the remaining transfer req need to seek to disk to read/write. try copying a large file to and from an SSD to test whether one of these actually lives up to billing - just like SSDs these flash drives will slow down as they get full. 98MB/s read is 5X faster than a number of USB2.0 drives and the write speeds on USB 3.0 are double that of a USB 2.0.
Now your results will vary if you have a crappy 3rd pty USB board or if you decide to copy off a slow device.
Last post illustrates what I said about write speeds improving, folks like you complain about a product not performing w/o understanding that your testing method might be flawed. It pays to select larger block sizes to test transfer rates and not random i/o
|04-20-2013 05:07 PM|
I just got mine and did a CrystalMark test. The sequential read is 109 MB/s and sequential write is 89 MB/s via USB3.0 interface. USB2.0 read is 31 MB/s and write is 24 MB/s. Not bad for $30 after rebate. There are other drives that are faster, in the 200s MB/s read and write like the Patriot Magnum; but they're not $30. As a comparison, I have the same ADATA 32 gb version and it reads 99 MB/s and write 45 MB/s via USB3.0, and read 31 MB/s and write 29 MB/s via USB2.0.
I think these are quad channel, while the faster drives use 8-channel memory. That may explain why the speed isn't as fast as what USB3.0 are speced at.
|04-20-2013 09:06 AM|
ADATA RMA process is unduly difficult
I bought the 16gb version of this exact drive and when it failed after a week, I went on their website (no phone number of any type to contact them) I filled out my webform describing the situation.
Then they made me give serial number of drive, fill out all of my contact info, download their software to fix it. Copy that code, then email them back with the code before RMA.
I did all that and then they send me another paper form to fill out, sign and fax back in, then get an RMA and then pay for shipping the old one back before I could get my 5 week old drive replaced.
Never again will I deal with ADATA, years ago I quit buying Seagate drives for the same reason. Returns are a PIA (they've obviously made it that way on purpose).
|04-20-2013 12:17 AM|
Maybe you like to think of her as a real person who looks like she's a freak in bed, but whatever, I don't believe it for a second.
Good riddance. But the photo they used I liked, whoever that persons photo originally belonged to other than the selma bot character looks like they would be a lot of fun.
And this drive doesn't have US3 speed, that fanboy doesn't know what he's talking about thinking this would be 2x to 5x faster than a usb2 drive. This is a usb2 speed class drive connected to a usb3 interface. It can't utilize even a portion of what usb3 has to offer nor is it twice as fast as a fast usb2 flash. You could rave about how much better a fast usb3 drive is over usb2, but this isn't that drive to rave about.
|04-20-2013 12:13 AM|
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