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Probably a slow'ish drive (for USB 3, compared to the faster Corsairs or Sandisk Extremes of the world), but it is pretty cheap for a 256GB flash drive.

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Thanks - picked one up.

So is it slow?  FYI Sandisks are often slow.

Slickone said:   So is it slow?  FYI Sandisks are often slow.
Almost all USB 3.0 drives have a slow speed for small files, specifically write speed. They all tout 130 or 150 MB read speeds, but that's for large files like movies or other media.

It's not a substitute for something like an external SSD (read: $$$) which has a controller directing the NAND. That said, Amazon reviews on this one say it is MLC NAND according to Micron's response to a question - a lot of flash drives are TLC NAND (cheaper NAND).

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