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Lexar S33 Jumpdrive 32GB review – A swiveling USB3 drive

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Article posted 25 Nov 13 10:40

Introduction

Review: Lexar S33 JumpDrive
Reviewed by: Antonis Sapanidis
Provided by: Lexar
Manufactured: in China

Lexar is a name that shouldn’t be strange to Myce members, as in the past I have reviewed some of their fastest USB3 flash drives, such as the P10 and the Triton, as well as more affordable flash drives such as the S23 JumpDrive. Lexar this time has provided me with their S33 drive and in theory this drive should have the exact same performance as the S23 JumpDrive. But the thing that differentiates this is its retractable swivel mechanism. You can find more info about that in this review, but you can also read all about it from the official site here, and if you want to learn more about Lexar you can find all the info here.

So let’s start this review for the Lexar S33 JumpDrive by taking a look at the packaging and contents.

A first look at the Lexar S33 JumpDrive and its specifications


The package of the Lexar S33 JumpDrive is very similar to the S23 JumpDrive that I had reviewed back in June.

The front side.

Here is the rear.

The top of the Lexar S33. Inside there is also a carrying ring, the drive is made of plastic and it’s very well built.

The rear of the Lexar S33 JumpDrive

 

A close view of the side of the Lexar S33.

The arrow pointing to the size of the drive also houses the orange LED that indicates activity when reading or writing data.

Specifications

Let’s take a look at the specifications of the Lexar S33 JumpDrive as they appear on the official website.

 

 

Lexar continues to colour code their drives, and this makes it much easier to identify the capacity of the S33 JumpDrive. Also we can see that all the drives will reach a maximum read speed of 100MB/Sec but the 8GB and 16GB versions will only reach a max write speed of 15MB/Sec and 30MB/Sec, the 32GB and 64GB will give the fastest write speed of 55MB/Sec.

 

Now let’s start our tests with the FAT32 file-system…

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