Review of the Solid State USB drives

What is Solid State USB Drive?

The Solid State USB drives, also called the SSD flash drives, are products that use the latest solid state storage technology. In that technology, a solid and more powerful media is used to store data. The speed of the solid-state USB drive is much better and it is more durable than the classic USB flash drives. For more about Solid State Technology, you can check the link.

 

Although the solid state technology is quite old, because of the cost the technology has begun to apply to solid-state thumb drives recently. So the Solid State USB drives are not so widespread in the USB market. I mean you can reach only a couple of different mark and model of the SSD flash drives.

 

In this post, I am going to review the two best solid state thumb drive. These are SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive and VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket Solid State Drive.

 

SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive

This is a newly created SSD flash drive. Sandisk has introduced SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive at the beginning of 2017. The most important specialty of this solid-state USB drive is its high speed. Let’s check the features.

 

» Speed: The SSD flash drive has up to 420MB/s read speeds and up to 380MB/s write speeds. To illustrate that you can transfer 4K movie to drive in less than 15 seconds.

 

» Capacity: Available in capacities up to 256GB. You can find both 128GB and 256GB capacities in the market.

 

» Encryption Software: As like other Sandisk models SecureAccess software is included inside of the SSD USB drive. This software provides 128-bit encryption with password protection. This encryption is supported by Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, and Mac OS X v10.7+.

 

» Recovery Option: Although optional, RescuePRO Deluxe software provides backup for your valuable data.

 

» Interface Compatibility: SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 SSD flash drive has the compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interface ports.

 

» Durability: Aluminum metal case for increased durability.

 

» Warranty: Sandisk also offers lifetime warranty for the solid state thumb drive.


VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket Solid State Drive

» Speed: The VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket Solid State Drive with its SuperSpeed USB 3.0 performance can reach up to 455MB/s reads and 440MB/s writes speed. This is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 interface.

 

» Capacity: Available in capacities up to 240GB. You can find both 120GB and 240GB capacities in the market.

 

» Encryption Software: No encryption software is used for privacy protection.

 

» Recovery Option: No recovery option provided.

 

» Interface Compatibility:VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket Solid State Drive has the compatibility with Windows, Mac, and Linux systems with a USB 3.0/2.0 interface.

 

» Durability: Aluminum metal case for increased durability.

 

» Warranty: No warranty but free lifetime US-based Tek support.

 

» Additional Features:

  • UASP mode support: enables multiple simultaneous commands for faster and more efficient transfers as well as lowers CPU utilization.
  • DuraClass Technology: Ultra-efficient block management & wear leveling offers maximum drive and data reliability.


The Solid State USB Drives Comparison

Both of the Solid State USB drives which I have written the primary features are satisfactory for daily usage. But if I were to buy I definitely buy the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive. The primary reason for my choice would be the encryption feature. I think the Sandisk gaining a good advantage by using an encryption software.

 

On the other hand, lifetime warranty for Sandisk SSD thumb drives is precious. Lifetime Tek Support as mentioned for VisionTek SSD thumb drives can be another option, but it is not the same as Sandisk.

 

Although speeds and the capacity slightly different, they are not creating much difference.

 

Another advantage of SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive is recovery software RescuePRO Deluxe. Whether files were deleted, the media was corrupted or formatted, RescuePRO Deluxe software can help to get previous data.

 

Additional features of VisionTek thumb drives are good but eventually, the most important functional features like speed and capacity are determined at the end. If there is no much effect on speed and capacity it is not so important in terms of the user.

 

As a conclusion, when you compare the ratings of buyers on the most widespread market Amazon, you will see that the SanDisk Extreme PRO USB 3.1 Solid State Flash Drive has 4.1 out of 5 rating and VisionTek USB 3.0 Pocket Solid State Drive has 3.4 out of 5 rating. That means also most of the customer happy to buy Sandisk Solid State thumb drive.

 

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