Fastest USB Thumb Drive

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Trouble4u

If you were to score these USB keys simply by the chart that was presented...Price and speeds based on 0-100 scoring, then the roundup should have been as follows...

#1 - Lexar - Score 76.84%
#2 - Corsair - Score 70.52%
#3 - Sandisk - Score 58.64%
#4 - LaCie - Score 13.08%

I will say that I like the design of the LaCie USB key, but as far as performance goes, I would have to pick the Lexar.

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vrmlbasic

My poor Corsair Survivor 3.0 clocks in at 80 MB/sec read and 40 MB/sec write :(

I guess I should just consider it to be a bit better than what USB 2.0 drives should have been.

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LogicBox121

I have the Lexar Triton (the precursor to the P10), looks exactly the same except is about 2/3 the speed if I remember the reviews correctly. I got the 16GB version for toting my burned win7 iso and software collection, plus the occasional movie, soundtrack, or whatever to ferry to other computers. I'm amazed how much more speed it gained in the next generation, a little envious, but mine is so quick I get over it fast. Files that used to take minutes to write are in the tens of seconds. Even on usb 2.0 ports I find the read/write reaching almost theoretical maximum.

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vrmlbasic

So torn on which drive to get. The Tom's hardware usb 3.0 drive "roundup" put the sandisk as #1 but this MPC article puts a new perspective on that.

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LatiosXT

Anyone else think LaCie's model looks like a mini grenade?

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tony2tonez

Yes, that will get you a TSA pat down

Or roll it across the floor at the airport.

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vrmlbasic

I was thinking grenade or pepper spray container when I first saw it.

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Innomasta

... i see it

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arnoldziffel

Is any of the encryption software included with these drives portable? ei does not have to be installed on the host machine?

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VoodooChicken

Is the second column the Corsair?

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jimmthang

Sorry about that. Should be fixed now!