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    What is the benefit of this over a 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive at a lower cost?   (5 Answers)

    By lolamarya July 17, 2016.

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      I just want to clarify a point, this is not a USB 3.1 Gen 2 working at 10 GB as mentioned by others comments but a USB 3.1 Gen 1 working at 5 GB, the same exact speed as USB 3.0. The main advantage of this drive compared to a similar capacity flash drive, is basically his tremendous speed. This drive contains a Samsung mSata 850 EVO SSD working around 450 MB/s. Only the very best flash drives on the market, which are extremely rares, can attains half of that speed, not to mentioned that most of them are very slow compared to a good SSD.

      By chapa September 30, 2016.

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      Should I just get a seagate or WD hard drive for the same price and bigger memory (4tb) with 3.0 USB or is this the best cause this looks like pretty terrible deal to me, spend more get less   (2 Answers)

      By KingOfBestBuy December 25, 2016.

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        External / portable mechanical drives tend to be extremely dissapointing performance wise and are extremely fragile. This thing is fast as lightning and very robust as well. Large mechanical drives have a place in your home base PC where they are less susceptible to damage from drops or power down, etc.

        By KStoc March 16, 2017.

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      Will this drive work with Mac?   (5 Answers)

      By JohnA November 1, 2016.

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        Yes

        By Chuck January 23, 2017.

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      I just bought levono yoga14 thinkpad with numerous usb 3.0 ports. Will I get the usb 3.1 speed with this drive and what do they mean by type c connector?   (2 Answers)

      By bruce September 21, 2016.

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        USB-C is the latest connector offering the fastest speeds. This is the format Apple has adopted in their new MacBooks. It looks kind of like an oversized MicroUSB. The included cable is USB-C on one end (to connect to the drive) and USB3 on the other which will connect to your 3.0 ports. This drive is VERY fast and will take advantage of every bit of the speed your USB 3 ports will handle. Highly recommended.

        By Jay1 January 3, 2017.

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      will this drive work with usb 2.0 on a macbook pro 2012 Mt Lion 10.8.5   (3 Answers)

      By JW September 8, 2016.

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      Is this compatible with gateway pc and ipod touch   (1 Answer)

      By james August 6, 2016.

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        yes, it is 3.1 and backwards

        By Wardog69 February 25, 2017.

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      Is this a backup device?   (3 Answers)

      By Anonymous May 16, 2017.

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        You can use it as a back up device, though its not specific for that.

        By Maverick August 11, 2017.

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      Does this come with a data cable ? USB ?   (5 Answers)

      By cable November 23, 2016.

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      Is this drive fully speed USB 3.1 gen 2. IE: Can I test my 3.1 USB on a new mother board that has gen 2?   (2 Answers)

      By TyphoonTracker November 9, 2016.

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        No, it is not compatible with USB 3.1 gen 2. If you plug it into a gen 2 port, it will be bottlenecked by the drive itself to gen 1 speeds.

        By ModestMan July 7, 2017.

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      Anyone have issues with Chromebook compatibility? Need an additional app to use?   (0 Answers)

      By MB August 21, 2016.

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