Flashdrives have come a long way in the tech industry, many today having great capacity coupled with low prices. Recently we looked at Silicon Power’s Marvel M70 USB 3.0 Flash Drive, which had incredible capacity at an amazing low price. Today, we make the switch to speed and are looking no further than the Lexar JumpDrive P10.
To start, the Lexar JumpDrive has the look and feel of a luxury USB flash drive, if there is a such a category. It’s like having a high-end sports car, good looks that match the power under the hood. The P10 has a sleek metal alloy bottom, with a high-gloss finish on top. The USB 3.0 male port is easily accessible via the flick of your thumb, eliminating that annoying cap. In general the flash drive itself feels like it is made of high quality material.
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
The Lexar JumpDrive P10 is available in 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB, with a price of $69.99, $80.99, $145.99 and $291.99 respectively, each with a limited lifetime warranty.
When it comes to the listed transfer speeds, the Lexar tell us that this is one of the fastest USB drives available, utilizing USB 3.0 SuperSpeed. Lexar has the JumpDrive P10 listed as the following:
- 16GB: up to 260MB/s read, 180MB/s write
- 32GB: up to 265MB/s read, 245MB/s write
- 64GB: up to 265MB/s read, 245MB/s write
- 128GB: up to 265MB/s read, 245MB/s write
We can see that, with the exception of the 16GB capacity, you could achieve read speeds as quick as 265 MB/s and write speeds of up to 245 MB/s.
Additionally, the Lexar JumpDrive P10 is backwards compatible to USB 2.0. This means that if your USB port on your computer is not blue in colour, then you can still use the drive. You will just receive that annoying notification from Windows letting you know that the drive can perform faster in a USB 3.0 port. If your computer is not equipped with the latest USB technology, then we encourage you to have a look at our report of the HighPoint 4-Port HBA. This PCIe expansion card easily allows you to add four additional USB ports to your system, as well as the addition of USB 3.0 technology.