This is the Final Engineering Sample of the new USB 2.0 version of the Travel Flash from PQI.
The team at PQI inquired whether we wanted to take an exclusive first look at their new USB 2.0 version of the Travel Flash, and we were more than happy to do so. PQI told us that the version that they were supplying us was a final engineering sample, and that they had already started production of the same product with the only change being the look of the case, we were anxious to find out how much of a performance increase we could expect from a PQI USB 2.0 device.
|Model||Travel Flash 6-In-1 - USB 2.0|
|Formats Supported||CF I & II, MD, SD, MMC, SM, MS/MG|
|Suggested Retail Price||$49.00 US - Estimated|
The USB 2.0 version of the Travel Flash is the same as the regular version of the Travel Flash. Nothing much changed outside from the original Travel Flash to the new version, at least from what we could see.
The USB 2.0 version of the Travel Flash performed quite well and offered the same great features as the original Travel Flash. What was different was the significant performance boost gained from the new USB 2.0 interface. Naturally, the faster your flash card is, the better your performance will be, but you will definitely notice a difference with the USB 2.0 interface. We tested the unit's backward compatibility and found it to perform as well as the original Travel Flash when connected to a slower USB 1.x port.
We consider the USB 2.0 version of the Travel Flash to be an excellent product that offers quite speedy performance. If you are using large flash cards and have the USB 2.0 interface to take advantage of the performance enhancement this product offers, along with the best portable solution, the USB 2.0 will be an excellent choice to consider when it is available for retail sale.
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- Performance Comparison Results
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