Technology content trusted in North America and globally since 1999
8,421 Reviews & Articles | 64,481 News Posts

Lexar JumpDrive S33 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

Lexar JumpDrive S33 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review

The S33 hits the lab. Read on as we test this new USB 3.0 flash pen drive solution from Lexar and see how it performs and if it's worth buying or not.

By Tyler Bernath from Jul 9, 2014 @ 1:12 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 80%Manufacturer: Lexar
lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_99

In addition to the S23 we reviewed recently, Lexar has added another flash storage solution to their portfolio.

The Lexar S33 carries the same colorful characteristics as the previous S23 and the same capacity options of 8GB to 128GB. Marketing for the 32GB model we have in-house claims 100 MB/s read and 55 MB/s write. Compatibility of the S33 extends to modern Windows operating systems and OS X.

MSRP of the Lexar S33 in the 32GB flavor is listed at $49.99 with a three-year warranty.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_02

Packaging for the S33 houses the drive in the center with marketing information to the right.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_03

The back of the packaging does give a little information on the S33.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_04

The Lexar S33 carries a similar small footprint to the S23.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_05

As you can see above, the Lexar S33 uses a hinged design.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_10

The Lexar S33 is factory formatted with the FAT32 file system, ensuring compatibility between Windows and Macintosh computers. The usable capacity after formatting is 29.8GB.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_11

CrystalDiskMark results for the S33 came in at 114 MB/s read and 37 MB/s write.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_12

Price/Performance put the Lexar S33 just above the recently reviewed S23 at 55 percent.

The Lexar S33 is a unique flash drive and one of only a few I have seen to use the hinged design. The build quality seems to be quite good, and all of the materials seem to have minimal tolerances.

Performance of the Lexar S33 is ample, with 114 MB/s read and 37 MB/s write. However, with the current MSRP being set at $49.99 for the tested 32GB model, I feel it may be too much for the performance included.

Current market pricing can be found below.

PRICING: You can find the Lexar S33 for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.

United States: The Lexar S33 (32GB) retails for $26.18 at Amazon.

Canada: The Lexar S33 (32GB) retails for CDN$19.99 at Amazon Canada.

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_1234

lexar_jumpdrive_s33_32gb_usb_3_0_flash_drive_review_100
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