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Recommend a good USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Q: Recommend a good USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I am looking for a new USB flash drive with all of the following features:

Metal case or very hard plastic. Not rubberized.
USB 3.0 with R/W speeds of at least 50MB/s
No cap, swivel cap or removable protective casing.
At least 16GB or more.

I still have SanDisk Cruzer Micro Titanium. I am looking for something similar in size and features, but faster with bigger capacity.

Any ideas? Thanks

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A: Recommend a good USB 3.0 Flash Drive

I bought the Mushkin Enhanced Atom 64GB USB Flash Drive. The write speeds are a bit slower than I wanted at 20MB, but read speeds are above 100MB. I can't complain though as the drive performs as advertised. And for what I want it works perfectly. The casing is hard plastic not rubberized. I know you said no cap, I had that rule as well but grew tired of trying to sort through the available options. Anyway I wanted to pass the word on the recorded speed for my purchase. My last purchase was years ago for a 16GB Cruzer Micro like the one you have.

Here are the benchmarks for my flash drive.

Starting benchmark.
Bechmarking H:(070B51D3EFFD0114)
Started at 3/27/2015 7:46:25 PM
Filename: H:\test.tmp
Starting large file benchmark. With 100MB file.
16384k:6 Write Speed:30.01MB/s
16384k:6 Write Speed:12.35MB/s
16384k:6 Write Speed:12.21MB/s
16384k:6 Average Write Speed:15.29MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:120.24MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:119.94MB/s
16384k:6 Read Speed:120.17MB/s
16384k:6 Average Read Speed:120.11MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:15.81MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:11.34MB/s
8192k:12 Write Speed:11.79MB/s
8192k:12 Average Write Speed:12.70MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:120.74MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:121.35MB/s
8192k:12 Read Speed:121.55MB/s
8192k:12 Average Read Speed:121.21MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:12.96MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:15.06MB/s
4096k:25 Write Speed:12.31MB/s
4096k:25 Average Write Speed:13.34MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:119.21MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:118.23MB/s
4096k:25 Read Speed:119.46MB/s
4096k:25 Average Read Speed:118.97MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:13.38MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:8.91MB/s
2048k:50 Write Speed:8.88MB/s
2048k:50 Average Write Speed:10.01MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:111.43MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:110.82MB/s
2048k:50 Read Speed:111.68MB/s
2048k:50 Average Read Speed:111.31MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:10.32MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:12.79MB/s
1024k:100 Write Speed:15.42MB/s
1024k:100 Average Write Speed:12.50MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:116.58MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:113.60MB/s
1024k:100 Read Speed:116.50MB/s
1024k:100 Average Read Speed:115.54MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:11.92MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:14.19MB/s
512k:200 Write Speed:14.09MB/s
512k:200 Average Write Speed:13.31MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:120.32MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:119.08MB/s
512k:200 Read Speed:120.05MB/s
512k:200 Average Read Speed:119.82MB/s
Deleting file.
Starting small file benchmark. With 10MB file.
256k:40 Write Speed:8.28MB/s
256k:40 Write Speed:11.13MB/s
256k:40 Write Speed:7.81MB/s
256k:40 Average Write Speed:8.86MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:94.47MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:95.36MB/s
256k:40 Read Speed:94.49MB/s
256k:40 Average Read Speed:94.77MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:6.15MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:13.09MB/s
128k:80 Write Speed:4.10MB/s
128k:80 Average Write Speed:6.21MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:91.57MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:92.04MB/s
128k:80 Read Speed:93.11MB/s
128k:80 Average Read Speed:92.23MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:8.12MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:11.53MB/s
64k:160 Write Speed:11.81MB/s
64k:160 Average Write Speed:10.19MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:87.04MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:89.33MB/s
64k:160 Read Speed:86.33MB/s
64k:160 Average Read Speed:87.55MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:1.87MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:11.50MB/s
32k:320 Write Speed:9.33MB/s
32k:320 Average Write Speed:4.11MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:31.22MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:30.31MB/s
32k:320 Read Speed:31.01MB/s
32k:320 Average Read Speed:30.84MB/s
Deleting file.
Starting tiny file benchmark. With 1MB file.
16k:320 Write Speed:1.69MB/s
16k:320 Write Speed:8.21MB/s
16k:320 Write Speed:7.90MB/s
16k:320 Average Write Speed:3.57MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:28.70MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:29.28MB/s
16k:320 Read Speed:28.30MB/s
16k:320 Average Read Speed:28.76MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:4.43MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:5.20MB/s
8k:640 Write Speed:5.06MB/s
8k:640 Average Write Speed:4.87MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:24.73MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:25.06MB/s
8k:640 Read Speed:24.82MB/s
8k:640 Average Read Speed:24.87MB/s
4k:1280 Write Speed:2.83MB/s
4k:1280 Write Speed:1.13MB/s
4k:1280 Write Speed:1.82MB/s
4k:1280 Average Write Speed:1.68MB/s
4k:1280 Read Speed:5.78MB/s
4k:1280 Read Speed:5.49MB/s
4k:1280 Read Speed:5.83MB/s
4k:1280 Average Read Speed:5.69MB/s
2k:2560 Write Speed:0.93MB/s
2k:2560 Write Speed:0.86MB/s
2k:2560 Write Speed:0.99MB/s
2k:2560 Average Write Speed:0.92MB/s
2k:2560 Read Speed:2.98MB/s
2k:2560 Read Speed:2.91MB/s
2k:2560 Read Speed:3.00MB/s
2k:2560 Average Read Speed:2.96MB/s
1k:5120 Write Speed:0.49MB/s
1k:5120 Write Speed:0.50MB/s
1k:5120 Write Speed:0.49MB/s
1k:5120 Average Write Speed:0.49MB/s
1k:5120 Read Speed:1.20MB/s
1k:5120 Read Speed:1.24MB/s
1k:5120 Read Speed:1.22MB/s
1k:5120 Average Read Speed:1.22MB/s
Deleting file.
Benchmark done.
Ended at 3/27/2015 7:50:52 PM
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Quote: Originally Posted by Goomba81

can anyone suggest a good UPS unit?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Girom

I guess I could run bootcamp or Parallels on the Windows if I really need Mac? but so far I don't think I discovered anything definitely better in a Mac, except maybe the display. So I guess if I wanna use something like Final Cut Pro (Is there a Windows version that is just as good?) maybe I could just run Parallels (which is why I need a computer with good speed and size to tackle many apps at the same time)

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cybernana said:

Could someone please recommend a good reference book to help those of us that can't figure out Vista? Something in plain language would be appreciated. I have looked on Barnes & Noble and came up with some titles like:

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Any suggestions would be appreciated.Click to expand...

Have a look HERE.
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I use AVG 8.5 (free) and couldn't be more satisfied with it. It has an integrated email scanner for Outlook and various other clients, but I'm not sure if it has a web based email scanner. However, it has link scanning and just yesterday it alerted me to a malicious script that was trying to run. I highly recommend getting it and keeping it up to date, especially since you can program updates and scanning to run automatically.AVG Free 8.5
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I had the LiteOn one, but apparently it was defective. And I have been told on here to try a cord powered one instead of a USB powered one.

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A:Recommend a good free Installer application?

How about 7zip?
Image:SelfArchive_709.PNG - wikiHow
windows solution: (dunno if it will work on windows7)

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But! I'm thinking to get this Intel one for an other computer . Do you think ir's graphics are as good as the AMD? Or is Intel's graphics still as bad as it was before?

A:Which processor (with good integrated graphics) would you recommend?

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A:Can someone please recommend good software for scanning textbooks in XP Pro?

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As u can see, its pretty well rated on as well, so it has to be a good product.
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You ask a question we get quite often. With that in mind our very own quietman7 has written up a very good overview and provided valuable information. There is no one size fits all choice when it comes to antivirus or malware protection tools and resources.Please take a look here: Choosing an Anti-Virus ProgramThe entire topic has good information and should be read as well.
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A:recommend a good 13" laptop with dvd record/player?

Yep, a plethora of then. Have a look.
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A:Burning Tivo to DVD. Recommend a good tool for MPG -> DVD conversion?

Does the Tivo -> Mpeg give you a mpeg2 file?

I don't use any freeware ones, so I can't comment on those. But ConvertXtoDVD is what I use for getting other file types to dvd and I've always liked it. Seems to work great, but you also are a bit limited on menus..
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Thanks much,

A:Recommend Store w/Good LCD Dead Pixel Policy?

Most of those no DP guarantees come from manufacturers themselves. Simultaneously when looking for a good store, you might as well search for a monitor that has 0 DP guarantee from the mfg, and order it from newegg...