Sunday, June 18, 2017

128Gb USB thumbdrive @ RM 56 from Lazada

It looked too good to be true and I did have some friends from India raving about how cheap the USB drive they bought on the streets of Masjid India, KL. Something like 128Gb for less than RM 20!! As it turned out the USB drives were rubbish. Windows showed 128Gb space but it was not usable. That was very dishonest of the sellers and I had to show that to my friends right away after testing their too-good be-true purchase.

So when I saw this at Lazada RM 56 for an OTG drive that supports USB 2.0, Lightning interface for iOS and Android devices, it looked too good to be true.

Ordered it online and it arrived two days later.

To read from iOS, I had to download a custom app from the App Store. That worked adequately. I could read from my iPad and transfer files to the OTG thumbdrive.

So is it another fake?

Short answer no.

Initial test shows that 128Gb space is genuine. However performance wise it's quite slow.

Tried copying a DVD sized movie (3.77Gb) over to the OTG drive and the estimated time is 15 minutes. This feels like the old USB 1 speeds. But since I don't really use thumbdrives that often, it is not really an issue.

In conclusion, it's genuine. But I'm probably going to use it just to backup temporary files like my TV shows/movies and temporary transfer medium on my other device like projector or TV. It's okay. You get what you pay for. I needed at least one thumbdrive (I lost all my others) so this will do quite nicely. It's especially useful for clearing up and backing up my limited 16Gb iPad of pictures.

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