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2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested (Page 2)

Chris Ramseyer | Nov 1, 2010 at 04:36 am CDT - 1 min, 6 secs reading time for this page
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2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 02 | TweakTown.com

We would like to thank the following companies for supplying and supporting us with our test system hardware and equipment: AVADirect, GIGABYTE, Cooler Master, LSI and Noctua.

You can read more about TweakTown's Storage Product Testing Workstation and the procedures followed to test products in this article.

All of our testing today was run on GIGABYTE's X58A-UD7 motherboard. This board offers several USB 2.0 ports and two USB 3.0 ports on the back of the motherboard. Obviously with USB 3.0 only on the back of the motherboard many users will find reaching around their computer an inconvenience, but the good news is that case manufacturers are adding USB 3.0 ports in the front of their cases.

This is something you will want to keep in mind. Also, many notebooks currently available on the market do not have USB 3.0 at all. Our Lenovo W701ds is one of the first notebooks to include USB 3.0 as a standard and many more models are on the way with USB 3.0 as an option.

To gauge the performance of each product we ran a series of tests, but settled on just two for the review. On the description page for each product we display the results obtained in ATTO. After we take a look at each drive we will show the results from AS SSD's Copy Tests.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Chris Ramseyer

Chris Ramseyer started his career as a LAN Party organizer in Midwest USA. After working with several computer companies he was asked to join the team at The Adrenaline Vault by fellow Midwest LAN Party legend Sean Aikins. After a series of shake ups at AVault, Chris eventually took over as Editor-in-Chief before leaving to start Real World Entertainment. Look for Chris to bring his unique methods of testing Hard Disk Drives, Solid State Drives as well as RAID controller and NAS boxes to TweakTown as he looks to provide an accurate test bed to make your purchasing decisions easier.

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