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USB3 Sticks

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by iggy, 2 Jun 2018.

  1. iggy

    iggy Active Member

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  2. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Havent bought one in yonks so my recommendations probably aren't worth much... but i've had ok experiences with the corsair ones in the past... likewise the toshiba ones... the sandisk cruzer ones too tbf...

    ...in my experience, as long as it's not the el-cheapass no-name chinesium ones, you're normally ok.
     
  3. wolfticket

    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    I'd look at Amazon reviews and use the built in search to find reviews with "hot" or "warm" in them: See how many come up and mention it in a negative way. It seems that heat issues with the Flair are fairly common.

    It occurs to me that the all in one metal connector and body design of the Flair would be liable to transfer heat to the connector and system rather than away from it. Most other Sandisk designs don't seem to have as many issues, although some heat is inevitable with intensive use.

    I would think that bulkier more traditional designs would usually be better from a thermal point of view.
     
  4. lancer778544

    lancer778544 isnt really an ultramodder...

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    I've got this, a HyperX Savage in 64GB flavour. It's been rock solid, no problems with thermals and is plenty quick, the quoted speeds (350MB/s read, 180MB/s write) are about right for big stuff.
     
  5. TheMadDutchDude

    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    You could always make your own with an M.2 to USB 3.0 converter. Mine is made with a 64GB Crucial drive of some sort, and it flies.
     

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