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Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES 32GB USB 3.0 Pen Drive Review

The Mach Xtreme Technology MX-ES is an excellent, cost effective pen drive exhibiting strong performance characteristics.

The MX-ES 32GB USB 3.0 synthetic performance results were very positive, peaking at over 180 MB/s in our tests. In real world terms mixed file writes could drop to around 21.3 MB/s, which is to be expected considering the price point.

The MX-ES 32GB really did show us what it can do when working with larger files, as well as numerous smaller files of the same type. The use of SLC NAND technology over the much more traditional MLC means that we get a higher performance rate as well as a longer lasting more durable device.

Remember an MLC cell is typically rated at 10,000 erase/write cycles, while an SLC cell might last ten times longer before a failure would occur.

Under normal circumstances this drive will last many, many years without an issue.

The MX-ES is a reliable and speedy device with a slimline physical profile. It is thin enough to allow for multiple devices to be connected alongside, even on tightly spaced laptop ports.

The MX-ES USB 3.0 drives are currently available from Overclockers.co.uk, ranging in price from £13.99 to £41.99. The 32GB model we reviewed today, is available here.

Pros

  • Light.
  • Fast read speeds.
  • Durable.
  • 5 year warranty.
  • Slim in design.

Cons

  • Mixed file writes were significantly slower.

Kitguru says: A useful, cost effective drive to suit a variety of smaller backup tasks.
WORTH BUYING

Rating: 8.0.

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  • Xein

    Looks like a capable little drive at a good price.