64 GB Flash Drive with USB 3.1 and Lighting Port
Flash drives have long entered our lives as compact and convenient means for storing, transferring and transferring data from one device to another. However, with the advent of cloud storage with free volumes of 100 GB or more, flash drives began to lose relevance — it turned out to be easier for users to click on a couple of buttons in the browser or smartphone menu so that the desired file goes to the appropriate folder on a network drive.
But it works well if you need to save a dozen small files. Photo archives, video files and music collections require more traffic and high speeds. In such cases, it is convenient to keep a capacious high-speed flash drive at hand, preferably with a built-in ORG connector, and in the case of the iPhone, with a Lighting interface.
We tested just such an ADATA i-Memory AI920 flash drive with a capacity of 64 GB. Why is he interesting. In addition to the attractive design, which will especially appeal to the owners of modern iPhone 6 and 7 (it was in these models that Apple began to offer golden and pink body shades), perhaps the main advantages of this device are high capacity and USB 3.1 interface. According to ADATA, the media allows you to read and write data at speeds up to 150 and 30 MB / s, respectively.
Secondly, this model is equipped with an Apple MFi-certified Lightning connector. By connecting such a drive to an iPhone or iPad, users of these devices, through a special ADATA i-Memory application (available in the App Store), can copy media files, as well as backup data.
In addition, the media can be used as an external drive to record video directly from iPhone in resolutions up to 4K. Supported and work with iOS Live Photos. The program has the ability to enable data encryption, which fits into the general concept of data security in iOS.
The design of AI920 ensures that the chip is protected from water and dust. The steel housing of the flash drive is sandblasted and has a wear-resistant coating. Gold and pink color available. It is noteworthy that the Lightning connector in this model has a more elongated shape of 6.9 mm, which provides a reliable connection to the iPhone.
The CrystalDiskMark test on a PC showed that the speed of writing to a large file drive is about 58 MB / s, and reading — about 132 MB / s. We have tested on other benchmarks, which showed similar results.
The flash drive works great with Android smartphones via an OTG adapter. However, it must be formatted in FAT32. In general, this drive is an elegant gift with an elegant design and wide practical possibilities.
|Read, write speed||up to 150 MB/s, up to 30 MB/s|
|Reading speed through Lightning||30 MB/s, writes 20 MB/s|
|Working with data||write, read, backup|
|Housing/ cover||metal, plastic (waterproof)|
|The weight||3.6 g|
A photo: manufacturing companies, Andrey Kireev