After months of testing, the announcement of our complete line of USB 3.0 flash drives is something we feel confident saying can improve your business and personal life. Sure, the technical aspect is just another thing to ‘keep up with’, but we’re here to make understanding the benefits of upgrading to USB 3.0 easy!
So what exactly is all of the hype about?
1 – It’s Fast. Really Fast.
According to many websites, a USB 3.0 drive can be as much as 10 times faster than a USB 2.0 drive. This means what would typically take 10 minutes to transfer on a 2.0 drive would take 1 minute on a 3.0 drive. Our 3.0 drives are no different and will perform as fast as 50MB/s read and 120MB/s write. That said, these numbers only appear if you use performance testing software in an engineering lab environment and all conditions are right.
When it comes to how a photographer or filmmaker would use the drive, these 10x numbers are truly misleading. Images and videos are much larger, more complicated files meaning they don’t create the “ideal condition”.
“What?! But you said it was fast!”
Indeed we did say that… because it still is! Let us give you the numbers in a real-world situation:
On average, our new USB 3.0 drives will copy an 8GB folder in +/- 7 minutes as compared to +/- 30 minutes with our 2.0 drive. Simple math says upgrading just one drive to 3.0 leaves you time to bake cookies!
2 – USB 3.0 Is Reliable.
In the market of USB flash drives, there are different levels of quality. Lesser quality flash drives are sold at a lesser price to vendors which is why you will see pricing differences. Don’t be fooled by this, though. While you can save a buck or two, it’s more likely the drive may become corrupt down the road if it’s not already.
When it comes to your images and videos, we know the importance of these files. You’re capturing moments in time that, with your work, will never be forgotten. Our USB flash quality and performance will remain consistent from drive to drive and order to order due to our strong relationships with the best suppliers in the industry. That’s why we’re committed to continuing our Lifetime Warranty on all flash drives for you and your clients.
3 – A USB 3.0 Drive Can Be Used In A 2.0 Port
It is important to note that USB 3.0 flash drives are backward compatible with any USB 2.0 port. This means that a USB 3.0 drive can be plugged into any 2.0 port and still work, just at 2.0 speeds instead of 3.0. To take advantage of 3.0 speeds, plug into a USB 3.0 port or use an adapter to plug into many other high-speed port options. Our favorite spot to shop for these is Amazon!
4 – It Gives You Time Back
Time is a valuable resource, therefore it is better to do things as quickly as possible to make the most of it. Switching to a USB 3.0 drive means you’ll automatically be gaining time back for yourself. How you use that time is up to you. You could play with your kids, clean the house, take on another wedding or hike a mountain! The simple fact is if you’re loading 8GB onto 10 drives, you’ll give yourself nearly 4 hours back to do with what you’d like!
We’re elated with how our new collection of 3.0 flash drives perform and we hope that you find them to be a tool that helps you improve your business!