Flash Drives

Mach Xtreme MX-ES Ultra SLC USB 3.0 Flash Drive Review (64GB)

In examining the flash industry over the past eight years, I don’t think many would argue that there has been insurmountable growth, paired with enough growing pains and obstacles along the way to frustrate even the best in the business.  Flash technology has grown so fast that today it would be seemingly impossible to find anyone not tied to flash …

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Angelbird SSD2go Pocket External SSD Review (512GB)

We are always on the go and the safe transport of our data is of high importance, especially for media professionals such as myself. Whether it is travel from home to office or offsite to remote regions for a new project, I need to make sure my data is safe and backed up as it is created. Typically after a …

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Samsung EVO SDHC UHS-1 U1 Card Review (32GB)

Segmented into three series are Samsung’s newest line of SD cards; their naming scheme following their SSD offerings with the Pro and EVO designations. We recently reviewed the 64GB microSDXC version of their highest end Pro and were very impressed with its market leading performance. Following their Pro series, Samsung released the EVO series and Standard series cards. Today we …

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Samsung Pro microSDXC UHS-1 U1 Card Review (64GB)

A few months ago Samsung launched their new series of SD and microSD cards. They are segmented into three categories. The lowest being their Standard series for the typical every day, non-performance oriented consumer. Next up is their EVO series, marketed towards those who want a little more performance out of their storage with transfer speeds up to 48MB/s. Finally, …

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Patriot Supersonic Phoenix Flash Drive Review (256GB)

While HDDs are great for storing personal documents and offer us high capacity at a decent price, they do have their cons. When constantly on the run, consumers want fast and reliable external storage in a very portable form factor. Portable external HDDs are usually able to meet those needs, but not always. HDDs have two issues when used as …

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ADATA Premier Pro SDXC UHS-1 U3 Card Review (128GB)

Higher quality media requires greater data rates to capture it. This means that storage requirements call for greater speed and capacity. The newest DSLRs are able to take high speed continuous bursts at 20 megapixels+ per image, resulting in 20-50MB per RAW image taken. To record 4K video, cameras typically eat up around 20-30MB/s per second minimum! With data rates …

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ADATA XPG SDXC UHS-1 U3 Card Review (64GB)

With all the new Ultra HD (4K2K) video cameras coming out to the market such as the Canon 1-D C and Panasonic Lumix GH4,  media professionals need faster writing and larger capacity memory cards. While normal UHS-I U1 and Class 10 cards are fine for normal 1080p HD video recording, a minimum write speed of 10MB/s doesn’t cut it for …

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Kingston Class 10 UHS-1 Ultimate SDXC Card (64GB) Review

For today’s review we have the Kingston Class 10 UHS-1 Ultimate SDXC 64GB card. Kingston has been making reliable, high performance memory for many years. This SDXC card is no exception. It supports UHS-I technology and supports Class 10 performance when used in a non-UHS-I capable device. What is UHS-I? UHS stands for Ultra High Speed. The “-I” denotes that …

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