USB 3.0 flash drive worth it for the speed upgrade.

Silicon Power Blaze USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive Review 3Like many people my age, I am never far from a flash drive. Even with cloud-based storage, flash drives are an in valuable storage tool. I am still enamored with how far flash drives have come since their emergence in the past 10 years or so. My first drive was a measly 32MB in size. At the time, it was enormous since its predecessor was a floppy disc that only held 1.4 MB. Now drives come in all sizes and shapes. I am currently testing one out by Silicon Power. It’s the Blaze USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive.

Silicon Power Blaze USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive Review 4I was instantly impressed with this drive when I put it in my MacBook Pro. First of all, for all the Mac users out there, it comes preloaded with some PC-based software. One of the first things I did, since I primarily use my MacBook Pro, was to erase the drive and remove that software. Once I did, I attempted to drop a file that was over 400MB onto the drive. It copied in less than 10 seconds. This drive is very fast and very efficient.

Silicon Power Blaze USB 3.0 64GB Flash Drive Review 5One of the really nice features of this particular flash drive is the swivel cover. I don’t care for the flash drives that have detachable caps; they get lost too easily. This drive has a cover that swivels around to cover the USB plug. This is great because it helps to prevent dust and dirt from clogging the drive and rendering it useless. I’ve seen drives with this type of cover, but never one that locks into place. The cover will lock in at four points around the drive.

The Blaze from Silicon Power is a wonderful addition to my mobile storage collection. It’s reasonably priced and works exceptionally well.

For more information, visit http://www.silicon-power.com/blaze.

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