Archive for July 16th, 2014
But to think “it’s just another USB device” and pass it by would be a terrible mistake because the Mach Xtreme MX-ES SLC USB 3.0 Flash Drive is anything but regular.
Appearances are deceiving, for I am using what is undoubtedly the fastest USB stick I have ever encountered. While other high-end USB 3 sticks are available, this particular device is a champion performer among champions at a low cost, and it is the first USB stick I have used where the write speed equals or exceeds the read speed!
How fast? When plugged into a USB 3.0 port, this device typically reads at a consistent ~160 MB/s and writes at a consistent 170 MB/s. Sometimes it hits 180 MB/s when reading and writing. And it works with Linux.