Roundup: Six USB 3.0 Flash Drives Reviewed
A Closer Look
ADATA Nobility N005 Pro 64GB
Here’s a look at the ADATA Nobility N005 Pro USB 3.0 flash drive. The design on the drive is a fairly basic stick style design with a cap on front. This is ADATA’s top end USB 3.0 flash drive and features sequential read/write speeds of up to 180MB/s and 90MB/s respectively.
Corsair Voyager GT 64GB
Here’s a look at the Corsair Voyager GT. This particular model we have today is the CMFVYGT3A-64GB, which is the newest revision of the Voyager GT released only a couple weeks ago. While the Voyager GT is still in the standard candybar shape, it does have a special rubber coating on it which help protect the drive against shock. This along with the Kingston HyperX are the only two drives that feature some sort of additional shock protection in the design.
Kingston HyperX 64GB
Here’s a closer look at the Kingston HyperX’s packaging along with the drive itself. Included in the packaging, we get both the drive as well as a very short lanyard for connecting the drive to a keychain or a backpack. Additionally, the drive is ruggedized with hard plastic and rubber, which should give it greater resistance to shock.
Lexar JumpDrive Triton 64GB
Here’s a look at the Lexar JumpDrive Triton 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Of all the drives tested today, the Lexar JumpDrive Triton undoubtedly has the best looking packaging with the drive sitting in a transparent plastic casing giving it the impression of a classy piece of equipment. In terms of the drive itself, we can see that the back is finished in a brushed metal finish and the front of the drive is made of black plastic. The USB connector itself can slide in and out of the casing via a slider in the center of the drive to protect the head from any damage from bending and eliminates the necessity of a USB connector cover. Lexar has also included a lanyard with the JumpDrive Triton as well, which, oddly, is identical to the one provided by Kingston with their HyperX.
Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB
Here we have the Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive. The packaging on the drive is fairly basic with just the drive itself included. Like its packaging, the drive is a fairly basic candybar style design with a blue and black color scheme. One thing to note about the Patriot Supersonic Magnum is that it is especially wide when compared to other drives reviewed today, so if you have a USB hub with very close USB ports, this drive might not work when another device is plugged in.
Sandisk Extreme 64GB
Finally, we’ve got the SanDisk Extreme 64GB USB 3.0 flash drive. Similarly to the Lexar JumpDrive Triton, the SanDisk Extreme has a USB connector that can be hidden. The drive itself is finished in black with all text/logos in red and it’s actually physically one of the smaller drives in the roundup today.