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ADATA DashDrive Series UV128 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Black-Blue (AUV128-16G-RBE) by Review Summary ,  Oct 7, 2015

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ADATA DashDrive Series UV128 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Black/Blue (AUV128-16G-RBE)
Report Date: 10/10/2015
Based on 631 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.3
Returned or considering to return: 1.3%

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Individual Feature Rating
Price4.8   average
Capacity4.7   above average
Port4.7   exceptional
Quality4.6   average
Speed4.5   average
Transfer4.2   average
Write3.6   average
Read3.4   average


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Capacity

Capacity:
"I have read about problems with large capacity flash drives, but so far no problems with this one, and it's been used extensively."
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"I have read about problems with large capacity flash drives, but so far no problems with this one, and it's been used extensively."
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"Nice storage capacity!"
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"She has been very pleased with its performance in terms of speed, reliability and capacity."
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"Great capacity for the money."
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"The speeds are on par with every other USB 3 drive, and the formatted capacity is pretty close to the advertized 16 gigs."
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Port

Port:
"This ADATA DashDrive may not be the fastest USB 3.0 drive out there, but according to speed tests using SpeedOut 0.5 and Check Flash 1.16, it is as fast as claimed in the specs (when plugged into a USB 3.0 connector):Read Write41.52 18.41 (MB s)The DashDrive's READ performance slows down significantly when inserted in USB 2.0 Port, but WRITE speeds remain about the same:Read Write25.97 17.32 (MB s)The numbers held up when I copied over 2GB of JPGs to DashDrive."
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"---The Good---I use this drive in a USB 3.0 port to backup files from time to time."
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"It's nice having a USB 3.0 stick that I can use with my laptop's 3.0 ports."
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"I always was a big fan of the sliding bar as it nicely tucks away the port inside its capsule and protects it very well."
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"This has nice clicking and locking motions to the dongle port, and functions exactly as expected."
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"Not only that, it ruined one of my USB ports."
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Price

Price:
"I was stoked to get these from the price paid, but that excitement turned into complete frustration and anger dealing with ADATA's warranty service - not to mention the frustration from time wasted attempting to transfer piles of data to these drives."
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"It's not particularly pretty, feels cheap in the hand."
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"The drive is dead within 4 months, and is not worth the money."
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"Great price on a 3.0 drive, the case does seem slightly flimsy but as long as you aren't throwing it across a room it should hold up well."
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"Its still better than 2.0 and for the price I cant complain."
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"Great speeds, at a great price."
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"Good price from Amazon."
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"Really good price and a dirt cheap way for me to backup or transfer Word and Excel files."
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"Decent price for decent usb 3.0 speeds."
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Quality

Quality:
"The construction is better than drives from mainstream brands like Lexar and SanDisk, eschewing glossy, flimsy plastic for a high quality, matte plastic."
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"If it weren't for the inconsistent quality with these flash drives, I would rate higher."
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"Very fast and good quality."
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"Nice quality."
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"Exceptional quality and function for the price range."
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"Works well --- fast reads and writes (USB3); nice build quality."
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Read

Read:
"I have read about problems with large capacity flash drives, but so far no problems with this one, and it's been used extensively."
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"2 have intermittent read errors."
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"Update, had this for about 6 months now and starting to have errors playing the music files I have stored on it, figured I would reformat it on my windows PC, but windows is giving me error the device is reporting it has errors, I cant format it or even read the data, looks like I will have to buy another."
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"However, when playing a file, it would just stop and read Error reading USB."
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"Now it fails during any attempt to read or write."
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"This ADATA DashDrive may not be the fastest USB 3.0 drive out there, but according to speed tests using SpeedOut 0.5 and Check Flash 1.16, it is as fast as claimed in the specs (when plugged into a USB 3.0 connector):Read Write41.52 18.41 (MB s)The DashDrive's READ performance slows down significantly when inserted in USB 2.0 Port, but WRITE speeds remain about the same:Read Write25.97 17.32 (MB s)The numbers held up when I copied over 2GB of JPGs to DashDrive."
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"Good usb just my car doesn't read it."
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"Works well --- fast reads and writes (USB3); nice build quality."
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"However, as a budget drive for medium-sized drives, this drive does an excellent job, especially in read speeds."
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"This flash drive has fast read speed but pretty slow write speed for USB 3."
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"The read speed is pretty good, but the write speed seems to stay below the advertised figure."
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Speed

Speed:
"It didn't work properly at the very first day of use: most pdf files cannot be copied to this flesh, reading speed slows down critically."
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"Did all the usual fix attempts, including slow reformatting, both to NTFS and FAT32."
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"If you're looking for a fast drive, this one is not your best choice."
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"I a full format on the USB which took more than 8 hours, then formatted again few times and the write speed went up unfortunately the USB now is dead and I lost 25$."
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"The write speed went down until i was not able to use it anymore."
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"I was really disappointed by the very slow speed of this USB 3.0 thumb drive."
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"Excellent, fast USB drive."
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"Great speeds, at a great price."
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"No failures yet, and they seem to perform as expected."
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"I have an ADATA DashDrive Series UV128 64GB and the write speed is amazing (about 40Mb sec) but this model with 32 GB is awful, write speed is near 10Mb sec, a big difference I dont know why, very disappointed (I made some test copying the same file on same computer and usb port)"
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Transfer

Transfer:
"I was stoked to get these from the price paid, but that excitement turned into complete frustration and anger dealing with ADATA's warranty service - not to mention the frustration from time wasted attempting to transfer piles of data to these drives."
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"The PS3 sometimes recognizes it when I attach it to a USB extension, then usually abruptly fails in the middle of the transfer."
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"I get 17-20mbps transfer speed from faster USB 2.0 sticks, but these are disappointing ...."
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"Data transfers quickly, no flukes or failures."
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"Data transfer is good."
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"I expected the transfer speeds to be a little greater out of usb 2.0 but I havent tried it on 3.0 yet"
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"Can't go wrong here for cheap and relatively fast transfer."
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"This is pretty straightforward: very fast transfer speeds, clean and simple design, no issues at all with reliability."
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"I also have this and it has a sustained 88.9 meg per second read and 27 meg sec write speed in real world data transfer testing, has a nice lanyard attachment point, has a durable rubber shell and an LED activity light."
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Write

Write:
"I a full format on the USB which took more than 8 hours, then formatted again few times and the write speed went up unfortunately the USB now is dead and I lost 25$."
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"The write speed went down until i was not able to use it anymore."
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"Now it fails during any attempt to read or write."
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"Update on write error corruption: Bad news."
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"This ADATA DashDrive may not be the fastest USB 3.0 drive out there, but according to speed tests using SpeedOut 0.5 and Check Flash 1.16, it is as fast as claimed in the specs (when plugged into a USB 3.0 connector):Read Write41.52 18.41 (MB s)The DashDrive's READ performance slows down significantly when inserted in USB 2.0 Port, but WRITE speeds remain about the same:Read Write25.97 17.32 (MB s)The numbers held up when I copied over 2GB of JPGs to DashDrive."
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"I have an ADATA DashDrive Series UV128 64GB and the write speed is amazing (about 40Mb sec) but this model with 32 GB is awful, write speed is near 10Mb sec, a big difference I dont know why, very disappointed (I made some test copying the same file on same computer and usb port)"
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"I like to have one for each project they are creating and this one is so easy to use and write on plus it is not the kind with a cap that they tend to often misplace."
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"Not the fastest writes I've seen but good for $7"
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"USB 2.0 write speeds at best, NOT 3.0."
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