Super Talent Luxio 64GB High-Capacity Luxury USB Drive ReviewThe Smith - March 12, 2009
Category: Storage / Hard Drives
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Manufacturers are able to pack more and more capacity in devices based on flash memory. However, solid-state drives are still far away from what mechanical hard drives are capable of. One impressive thing though is that USB thumb drives reached the 64GB level not so long ago. With that much capacity, it can even be a viable option to use it as a main storage device. I have seen on Internet people who modified their netbooks with them. Some replaced the mechanical hard drive by such USB flash drives because they are more likely to use less power, therefore increasing battery life, while others replaced the low capacity solid-state drive. Today, we will have a look at one of these 64GB USB flash drives: the Super Talent Luxio.
The Super Talent is unique in its kind. The black package really stands out of other USB thumb drives in that it looks luxurious. Looking at the front, one can have a rough idea of what the flash drive looks like, however it might be of another color. There is a black, white, and wood finish version. On the sides, there is nothing else than the brand: Super Talent. At the back, the features are written in six different languages.
The cover is retained by two small magnets. Once lifted up, the jewel appears alongside a leather case, both held firmly in the middle by a black foam. The one reviewed here is the wood colored version.
The Luxio thumb drive fits in the black leather case like a glove. Once again, a small magnet is inserted in between the leather layers which keeps the case closed. One can see the fade shape of it on the second picture. At the back of it, there is a clip so one can attach it to his belt, for example.
Now, let's take a closer look at the thumb drive itself. It has a stylish metal band all around it. On the side, it is written the brand in gold. At the complete end, there is a small transparent plastic piece under the metal band to let go the light of a LED, as we will see later. Pulling on the cap on the other end reveals the USB female port. Unfortunalety it is not gold or brass plated. That would have added a nice touch to this luxurious thumb drive!
Plugging it in a computer lights up two red LEDs in the flash drive. One lights up through the small transparent plastic piece at the end whereas the other one is seen directly though the wood colored plastic. Finally, placing it alongside a penny gives an idea of its dimensions. It is 77mm long.
Now follow me to the next page to see how this thumb drive can be configured.