A - DATA USB2.0 Flash Drive - RB19 ReviewFormer staff writer - October 7, 2007
Category: Storage / Hard Drives
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How many two, four or six gigabyte hard drives do you have lying around? If you are, in any way, an enthusiast who doesn’t like to throw things out, you probably have enough to count on two hands. I think it might be time to throw those old dinosaurs out because there is an alternative, and unlike those heavy dust collectors, the alternative is portable.
Flash Drives are becoming more popular and some even have a storage capacity of up to sixteen gigabytes. The new generation of flash drives can hold more storage than that old hard drive, and their pricing is more affordable than ever before. With the newest innovations, flash drives can transfer files that even rival some of today’s internal and external hard drives with speeds up to and exceeding 250x, or 250 Mb/s.
Up until about this time last year, I didn’t even know that a manufacturer named A-DATA existed. The A-DATA USB 2.0 Flash Drive will be the focus of this article. It can hold up to four gigabytes of files, is waterproof, and comes with a lifetime warranty. The exterior is composed of a rubber finish, which makes it shock resistant, to a certain point.
"Founded in May, 2001 by Chairman and CEO Mr. Simon Chen, A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd. has quickly risen to become one of the world’s largest memory and flash product providers. At the beginning, with DRAM modules as the major product line, A-DATA’s mission was to become “The Global Leading Brand of Memory Products.” Later on, recognizing the market’s trend, A-DATA diversified its product portfolio to include Flash peripherals and multimedia solutions. Capitalizing on the strong growth of DRAM memory and flash related products in the market, based on DRAMeXchange 2006 and iSuppli 2006 reports, A-DATA ranks second in the world for DRAM Modules and fourth for Flash Disks respectively."
The A-DATA USB 2.0 Flash Drive – RB19 comes packaged in a clear plastic enclosure, making it very obvious to see what you will be purchasing. The back of the enclosure contains the product's specifications and system requirements.
The Flash Drive itself is surrounded by a thick rubber coating, which makes it shock resistant and waterproof. It also contains an indicator light that activates when files are being transferred.
The rubberized top cap protects the USB connector.