Technology and gaming content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,546 Reviews & Articles | 60,003 News Posts

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested (Page 4)

Chris Ramseyer | Nov 1, 2010 at 04:36 am CDT - 1 min, 37 secs reading time for this page
Manufacturer: TweakTown

Lexar JumpDrive FireFly

Lexar, now part of the Micron group offers several flash drives for consumers and enterprise markets. The JumpDrive FireFly has been around for a couple of years, but is unique enough to remain on store shelves. The FireFly name comes from the drives LED at the back of the drive that lights up like a lightening bug.

Lexar has four capacity sizes; 2, 4, 8 and 16GB and you can get the FireFly in a handful of colors. Newegg lists the 2GB model at 12.99, 4GB at 14.75, 8GB at 24.30 and the 16GB at 25.01 USD.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 13 | TweakTown.com

Here we see the retail package.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 14 | TweakTown.com

The Lexar JumpDrive FireFly is quite small and has a tight cap that can be used on both sides for easy storage.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 15 | TweakTown.com

The LED at the end of the drive is quite bright and can light up a small space easily when the lights are out.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 16 | TweakTown.com

We tested the 16GB model which is the largest offered at this time.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 17 | TweakTown.com

The early testing with ATTO showed read speeds of 20MB/s and write speeds of almost 12MB/s.

Lexar JumpDrive TwistTurn

Lexar's TwistTurn is a flip out drive that can be attached to a key chain easily. Lexar has a wide range of capacity sizes available from 2GB to 64GB.

Newegg carries the 2GB and has it listed at 12.79, 4GB at 10.99, 8GB at 23.79, 16GB at 24.13, 32GB at 75.99 and the massive 64GB at 129.99 USD. All of the models are USB 2.0.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 18 | TweakTown.com

Here we see the retail package.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 19 | TweakTown.com

The drive is fairly small, but far from the smallest we will look at today.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 20 | TweakTown.com

Here we see the drive opened; you can swivel the base all the way around if needed.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 21 | TweakTown.com

We tested the 8GB model for this round up.

2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested 22 | TweakTown.com

The early testing showed us a read speed of just over 18MB/s and a write speed of 7MB/s.

Last updated: Jan 30, 2019 at 10:26 pm CST

PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.

USUnited States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com

UKUnited Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.co.uk

AUAustralia: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.com.au

CACanada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon.ca

DEDeutschland: Finde andere Technik- und Computerprodukte wie dieses auf Amazon.de

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.

We openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here. Please contact us if you wish to respond.

Related Tags