Are all USB 2.0 flash drives the same speed?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kdoug, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. kdoug macrumors 6502a

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    I purchased a 16GB PNY Attache and cloned my hard drive before I installed anything on it. My only reason is for backup and to run a few utilities. It seems to be a little leisurely when I boot from it though. Does anybody know if there are faster read and write ones or is this as good as it gets?
     
  2. barmann macrumors 6502

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    They are not the same speed, but they are all slow compared to eSATA and Firewire, and of course worlds slower than your internal bus.

    I usually check user reviews at newegg.com before I buy something like that, just to get an idea.
     
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    There are definitely faster ones out there, though they usually cost more. I've seen USB Flash Drives with up to 30MB/s, but I don't remember the price.
     
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  5. barmann macrumors 6502

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    You forgot to add, not in an MBA, it doesn't. :rolleyes:
     

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