Top positive review
Built like a Tank, Great Read Speeds, Value for Money.
24 November 2018
I bought this pen drive on 22nd November and received on 24th. Great delivery by Amazon.
Got this pen drive for Rs 274/- only.
It has 5 years warranty.
Looks - It is an aluminum finish pen drive and looks premium, rugged and strong. It easily attracts fingerprints.
Build - It feels very strongly build and I don't think it will ever get damaged by any accidental drops etc. Believe me, its built like a Tank.
Size/Weight - 4.5 × 2 × 0.9 cm. It is small but not too small and neither very big in size. The body (Excluding the connector) is Roughly the size of your thumb.
15Gms of weight. It is not heavy, has a sturdy weight to it. feels robust due to its weight.
Available Space - Pendrive offers you around 14.4GB usable space out of 16GB.
Main Point, Speed:
I Tested all speeds on USB 3.0 -
Benchmarks - (crystal disk mark) It has write speed of 19.5MBPS and read speed of 92MBPS. Which is exactly as mentioned. Don't see other speeds shown in the pic. only sequential speeds are important, rest are important to consider for a Harddisk not for pen drives.
Real World Speeds -
Transferring Movies/Videos/Large files - It has a speed of 20MBPS in the start for hardly 5 secs and then the speed drops down to 10MBPS and stays constant for the entire time.
so practically Write speed of the pendrive is 10 MBPS. Read speeds, on the other hand, is great at 90MBPS as in benchmarks.
Transferring Songs/Photos/Small size files - Same story as transferring videos and movies. Write Speed - 9MBPS, Read Speed - 70MBPS (Average).
So final speed is
Write - 10 MBPS
Read - 80MBPS
Heat Issue - YES, the pendrive does heat up even in one minute of transferring any kind of files. It good in a way though. Why? because the entire aluminum body acts as a heat sink and thus cools the inside Storage Chip by transferring heat to the metal body.
Shocks/Current leaks - I didn't experience any.
Final Verdict -
It is a really good pendrive for the cost and also a reliable one. Since it has a warranty of 5 years instead of 2 years given by HP.
I really trust Kingston brand since my first pendrive that I bought back in 2009 was a Kingston pen drive of 2GB and it has been in the washing machine, lost under my bed for years thus exposed to dust etc yet it still works perfectly fine till today.
And my 8GB HP pendrive I bought in 2012 stopped working in 2015 and was also not under warranty.
Speed 10MBPS write is good for me. Read speed is no doubt excellent.
Should you buy it?
If you want cheap, reliable, and decent performing pendrive, buy this.
If you want a fast pendrive, go for HP.
Hope my Review was Helpful.