Sharkoon Flexi-Drive Extreme Duo 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive
Andy Ruffell / 6 years ago
Ever since the depletion of the floppy drive (though some people still swear by them and I’m not sure why) USB flash drives have become ever so more popular and the main reason for it, was the size when compared to floppy drives. We’re not talking the physical dimensions, but instead how much storage they can hold.
Obviously as things develop and with time on its side, the size is growing at a massive rate and we’re now seeing flash drives with as much storage as a physical hard drive. So for all you students or budding photographers taking huge amounts of pictures in the hefty RAW state, you will find the extra storage an absolute godsend.
The only slight problem that users had was as the sizes grew, the interface didn’t and whilst a 16GB flash drive is perfect for storing plenty of RAW images, it has always been a slow daunting task on its USB 2.0 interface. We’re not saying it’s slow, not by all means, but we are saying that it could be faster but so could anything down to my car, or even down to how quickly i write this review but practice makes perfect i guess.
With flash drives, they have got faster, and it’s all down to the USB interface making a nice upgrade to USB 3.0. This has unlocked a whole host of speed increases that should affect the read and write speeds of a flash drive by terms of massive increases. How much of an increase i hear you ask, well that’s what we’re going to find out today.
- Extreme performance: max. 130 MB/s (read and write)
- USB3.0 memory stick in black aluminum housing
- Downward compatible to USB2.0 and USB1.x
- Supported operating systems: Windows XP/Vista/7 (32- and 64-bit), Mac OS 10, Linux
- Controller: USB3.0 single chip controller (1.2 V low power consumption)
- Capacity: 16 GB
- Memory modules: synchronized SLC NAND Flash (DDR)
- Read/write speed: max. 130 MB/s
- Dimensions: 68 x 21 x 9 (L x W x H)
- Weight: 12.4 g
Note: To take fully advantage of the stick’s transfer speeds, please format it into NTFS.