The ADATA S107 16GB USB 3.0 drive is a solid performer, delivering sequential performance speeds around 100 MB/s read and 25 MB/s write. While this is far from class leading, the price point is critical when basing a conclusion.
The test results in this review are from a wide cross section of hardware, and if you have read it in detail, the 64GB Kingston DataTraveller HyperX clearly takes the top spot, by a huge margin. Everyone would want this drive for their system, but few would be willing to pay the £130 asking price. This ADATA S107 16GB by comparison will be priced under £25.
Unless you need the ultimate read and write performance with huge capacity, the ADATA S107 makes for an ideal ‘all purpose’ drive.
With read performance around 100 MB/s, it can eat through large data with relative ease, although the write performance can be painfully slow at times when dealing with larger files. If you are planning to use the drive for small folders of files, and generalised backups then it is a good value for money purchase with decent storage capacity. The larger 32GB drive seems to offer a good performance increase, doubling the write speed, while still hitting the market under £45.
- value for money.
- Good read performance.
- nice design.
- built to last.
- waterproof and shock proof.
- sluggish write performance.
Kitguru says: For the price it is hard to beat.