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  • Adata S701 2GB Sport Flash Drive
  • Adata S701 2GB Sport Flash Drive


    Technical Specifications

    The S701 Flash Drive is available in 3 different colors (Red / Blue / Black) with sizes ranging from 1GB to 8GB.  UBS 2.0 is fully supported along with Windows Readyboost making speed and data transfer extremely fast. 

    The drive featured in this review is the 2GB model in Sexy Red (how did they know wink smile)

    Now on to the benchmarks
    HD Tach 3
    We’re using HD Tach 3 for our benchmarking.  HD Tach is a low level hardware benchmark designed to test the various aspects of storage devices such as HDDs, RAID arrays, Removable drives etc.  The results we are interested in here include the Random Access Time and Average Read Speed.
    The results of our benchmarks are typical of ReadyBoost enabled USB drives, the Random Access time is extremely fast meaning that finding files will take considerably less time especially from other sources like a Hard Drive.  Throughput was for the most part identical across the board; even our aging Corsair Voyager could sustain an average 19MB/s transfer.

    In both of our HD Tach tests the Adata S701 came out ahead, it had the fastest access time which translated into a slightly faster transfer speed.  Keep in mind that if you are simply storing files on this drive you’re not likely to see any sort of performance gain from the lower access time.  The benefit comes when you're running programs from your flash drive or using it as a ReadyBoost device. 

    Now for the ever popular list of Good things and Bad things. happy smile
    Good Things
    Small Size
    Rugged Desgin
    Stylish to match any decor
    Small Carrying Strap
    Bad Things
    Small items are easy to lose
    Carrying strap is small and comprised of small rope. (would like to see made bigger)
    Ninjalane Rating
    We would like to thank Adata for helping to make this review possible.