- Nov 16, 2005
Checked on Amazon.ca, because I am a glutton for punishment ... $51.Saw this and grabbed a pair for $20.99 & free shipping with prime on Amazon
Can never have enough flash drives
I formatted one of mine with NTFS and copied a couple of media files, 500MB and 2GB and did a burst of 100+MB/sec and then did around 30MB/s for the rest of the write in chunks, write some, pause, write some, pause, etc... till it was done.I got a pair of these and I opened one to try it out. I had an issue after trying to copy some large files to it, it disconnected during the write. I checked some files on it and they were corrupt. So I reformatted via win 10 and it made it exFAT like usual but it failed to format, it disconnected itself again. So I got out a fat32 formatting tool and used 32k clusters and I no longer had issues. Very weird. As far as writes go I would get bursts of 125 MB/s followed by pauses and slower writes (like 4 KB/s-400KB/s) then it would repeat. Kind of like it filled up some internal cache then emptying it and repeating till it was done. Overall not a bad deal for 2 USB Sticks of this size. Still not sure why it was disconnecting when it was using exFAT which is the default in Win10.
I have that issue with 2 Adata 64gb drives. One is shown in winders, but disconnects within 1 minute. The 2nd one is not even recognized. I've been fighting with Adata for replacements as they both have 5 year warranties and both failed within 2 years.Just for a follow up. It looks like the issue with these drives is the USB 3.x controller inside. Both drives disconnect randomly when in a USB 3.x port. But it seems to be working ok in a USB 2.0 port. One drive works better in the USB3 port, it still disconnects itself randomly, but at least it doesn't corrupt the data on the drive (except the file it is writing at the time). The other drive is a completely useless in a USB3 port, it disconnects randomly then corrupts other files on the drive. But now that I tried just writing to it start to finish with zeros via a surface writing tool in HDSentinel, no disconnecting at all for the like 4 hours it was writing, but only in a USB2 port. It disconnected in like 2 minutes in a USB3 port. So if you have these drives, be careful about using it in a USB3 port.