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2010 Thumb Drive Roundup - 16 USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 Drives Prodded and Tested (Page 8)

By Chris Ramseyer on Nov 1, 2010 04:36 am CDT
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.


Here we see the retail packaging.


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


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


We tested the 64GB model for this article.


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.


Here we see the retail package.


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.


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.


We tested with the 32GB model.


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

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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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