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2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested - ADATA

With so many to choose from, who knows what to buy? Today we look at several thumb drives and help you make an informed decision.

| USB Drives in Storage | Posted: Nov 1, 2010 9:36 am
Manufacturer: TweakTown



ADATA's N005 is a USB 3.0 drive that looks like a standard USB 2.0 model. The blue tip gives away the USB 3.0 secret and when you use it the transfer speeds are more than twice as fast as USB 2.0 units.


ADATA has released three capacity sizes and Newegg carries all three. The 16GB model is available at Newegg for 44.99, 32GB for 74.99 and the 64GB model for 119.99.


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Here we see the retail packaging.


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The N005 is a little longer than most flash drives.


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The cap can be stored on the back of the drive, but the cap stays a little loose.


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We used the 64GB model in our article today.


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The ATTO results show the ADATA N005 hitting just over 85MB/s read and 50MB/s write speeds.




The ADATA S805 is a USB 2.0 drive that has a unique clip feature that makes keeping the drive attached to a backpack or key chain very easy.


ADATA has released four capacity sizes of 4, 8, 16 and 32GB. Newegg lists the 4GB at 13.99, 8GB at 19.99 and 16GB at 34.99, but the 32GB model was not available at the time of writing.


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Here we see the retail packaging.


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The big selling point of the S805 is the clip feature.


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The data connector flips out so you don't have to worry about misplacing the cap.


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We tested the 32GB model for this round up.


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In ATTO we saw read speeds of 27.5MB/s and write speeds of just over 13MB/s.


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