Like I mentioned before, I don’t think that this flash drive could hold up to any significant damage, but if you’re buying a 64GB flash drive I think you would at least take some decent care of it. I’d probably lose the cap, like I have with other drives, within a year of using this drive. It would have been nice if it was a capless, swivel design, or implemented some way for the cap to attach to the drive while it’s in use.
I found that trying to remove the cap was harder than usual for a flash drive, which is nice because you know it’s not going to fall off anytime soon. On the other hand you might be afraid to break the flash drive from pulling so hard on the cap.
The drive also may look nice at first, but once you start to use it just a couple of times you’ll notice a lot of fingerprints on the flash drive.
The Luxio does come with the SecureLock AES 256-bit encryption software pre-installed on the flash drive. While some may find it easy to use with the graphics, some might not understand it as easily so here is a description of each button provided by the User’s Manual found on the flash drive.
It’s a pretty basic, yet powerful program. By default there is no password set and no encrypted partition. To set a password click on a key icon and enter an old password, if you’re changing it, new password and a password hint. To change the encrypted partition just click on the flash drive image and move the slider to the desired size.
To test the Super Talent Luxio 64GB Flash Drive we used two programs: HD Tune and SiSoftware Sandra Removable Storage Benchmark. These tests were conducted on a XFX 680i LT SLI motherboard with a Q6600 processor and 4GB of DDR2 RAM in Windows Vista 32bit.
With an access time of 0.7ms it makes this drive Windows Vista ReadyBoost compatible. It achieved read speeds of 29.87MB/s and write speeds of 18.13MB/s in the 64MB test. For those that don’t know the limit for USB flash drives is pretty close to 30MB/s read and 20MB/s write if you want to make a comparison.
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