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Interface Type: USB 3.0
Dimensions: 19.8 X 16.5 X 7.5mm
Read Speed: up to 180MB/s
Write Speed: up to 40MB/s
Extreme Performance Unparalleled speeds to save time and money while transferring content rich data. Optimal Data Flow Optimized for dependable and reliable data flow. Ideal for Photography Both amateur and professional photographers alike can rely on Mushkin SD/microSD products for fast, reliable storage. Ideal for Video Exceptional choice for video capture and storage
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This drive has a good capacity at a good price in a good size, but it's less than one-third of the advertised speed. In my tests, the best read speed I got was 45 MB/s. Now it's consistently at 41 MB/s. Yes, this was using a USB 3.0 port. This is nowhere close to the advertised speed of 155 MB/s. There is a lot going for the Mushkin Atom. It's nice and compact. It's a good price for the amount of storage it provides. It doesn't have a blaring blue LED like a lot of similar drives would. But I bought this for speed, and I didn't get what I paid for.
Tiny and quick. Protects itself as it resides almost entirely within the USB port. Also means it's unobtrusive when attached to your laptop. Only minor flaw in the design is no hole or ring to attach a lanyard to so I suspect that this thumbnail drive would be very easy to loose. Be a good reason to buy a coin purse to put these itty bitty drives in. Then you could walk around with a little pouch full of enormous amounts of data. Like, when is the last time you walked around with the Encyclopedia Britannica in your pants pocket? OK, more data than that but you get the picture. I got this as I wanted the speed of USB 3 so It would take less time to adjust the data on this little drive. I have a newfangled car that plays mp3's off a USB drive. It has worked well and is unobtrusive in my console compartment as well. It'll stay in the car until I add more tunes to it.
Update to my review. I think it's only fair to update my review of the Mushkin 32gb Atom. I was disappointed that the little plastic part of the drive was cracking, but Mushkin has offered to replace them, and these little flash drives are really great in every other respect, so I'd like to give them a five with minor point deductions for the plastic.
I was in love with these; they are great, but of the 8 I bought, the corner of the plastic cap (not the removable cover) where the lanyard attaches broke off on one, and another is cracked across the same area, and the caps just pulled completely off two others since receiving them in July. When the first cap came off, I just put a tiny dab of all purpose crazy glue in it and stuck it back on, but the cracked and broken ones are disappointing. Otherwise they are great; wonderful fit for insertion. Great performance. I use them with Linux for a portable Operating System, and the Debian/Ubuntu versions (Mint,...
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