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

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

Super Talent Luxio

 

The Super Talent Luxio has some features that make it a very nice drive. To start off with, the drive looks very good. Our sample has a faux wood look; the drive is actually made of plastic, but you can hardly tell.

 

We were surprised to see that Super Talent no longer lists flash drives at Newegg which is our official pricing engine for this round up. The Luxio is available in capacities ranging from 16 to 128GB.

 

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Here we see the retail packaging.

 

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Our sample finish was the wood look model, but Super Talent also sells a black and a silver trim model.

 

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The Luxio is a standard thumb drive design with a cap.

 

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We tested the 64GB model for this article.

 

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The Super Talent Luxio reads and writes data at 21MB/s.

 


Super Talent SuperCrypt

 

Super Talent is the current king of the USB 3.0 thumb drive with no less than 4 models now available. I have to admit I was quite disappointed that we were not able to test each in our roundup. We did have the Super Talent SuperCrypt on hand from a full review that was posted back in August. The SuperCrypt is available in 16 to 256GB capacity sizes.

 

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Here we see the retail package.

 

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The SuperCrypt is basically a big shiny silver drive that has the shape of a thumb drive, but is just about 2x the size of a normal thumb drive.

 

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There aren't a lot of bells and whistles other than the USB 3.0 interface and the LED that lights up blue when connected to USB 3.0. The LED will glow red when attached to USB 2.0.

 

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We tested with the 32GB model.

 

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The early tests registered read speeds of 240MB/s with write speeds just under 110MB/s.

 

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