Lexor uSB 3.0 flash drive on Macbook Air, seems slow

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lannisters4life, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. lannisters4life macrumors 6502

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    I bought an 8GB Lexor Jumpdrive that has USB3.0 plastered all over it, but it is getting 10mb/s write and 32mb/s read in the disk drive test program from the App Store when plugged into my 2012 Macbook Air. When I plug it into a USB2 port on my Thunderbolt display, it's getting the same scores. Not sure if it's just broken, or what. Any ideas?
     
  2. XFactorer macrumors regular

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    Did you format it to be a "Mac OS Extended (Journaled, encrypted)" drive in disk utility? That's what I did with my new PNY flash drive (it's only 2.0) and it was slow as molasses! I re-formatted it as a regular, non-encrypted drive and it works just fine.
     
  3. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    1. You mean Lexar, NOT Lexor.
    2. It is impossible to compare hardware without the exact product specification. Which JumpDrive do you have:
    http://www.lexar.com/products/usb-flash-drives/
    ???

    Use google to find some benchmarks for your drive! You should do this BEFORE you buy your next flash drive. Here is an example:
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4523/usb-30-flash-drive-roundup/5
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  4. lannisters4life thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1. Thanks for the correction, I had thought it was a contraction of Lex Luthor.

    2. It's an 8GB S73. It was $12, so I didn't expect the world, I had just expected a minor increase, but thanks again.
     

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