ADATA C702 Classic 16GB Flash Drive Reviewajmatson - April 7, 2008
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The ADATA C702 comes with no software either on CD or pre-loaded on the drive. When you plug in the C702 the pop up balloon will come up letting you know that the drivers are being installed for the device. Then a window will come up asking you if you want to open the device and view the contents or use it with the Windows ReadyBoost feature. The ReadyBoost feature will allow you to use space on the device to speed up the operating system, acting like Virtual RAM. Since the flash drive is able to be accessed quicker than a hard drive, this will allow you greater performance for the time the drive in the system. In the ReadyBoost properties you can specify up to 4096MB of flash drive space to be used for speeding up the system.
The drive comes formatted with the FAT32 file system. This can be re-formatted for use in other operating systems including NTFS, EXT3, and HFS. One thing you may want to remember is that 16GB is really 14.9GB formatted which is true with any storage device being less because of drive storage translation.
Now lets move on to the testing phase to see how well the ADATA C702 performs.