Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 Review

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Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 Review

Review: Toshiba
TransMemory EXII

Reviewed by: Antonis
Sapanidis

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Provided by: Toshiba

Manufactured: in China

Toshiba is a name that we all know and our
readers are especially familiar with their enterprise products that we have
reviewed here at Myce. In this case however I won’t be taking a look at enterprise
storage, but something more affordable which is much easier to purchase. As you
may have already expected I will be taking a look at the TransMemory EXII 128GB
USB3 flash drive. The EXII is the top of the line USB3 flash drive that Toshiba
currently has to offer, and we will take a closer look at how it performs very
soon, but first allow me to say a few words about Toshiba.

Toshiba is a manufacturer with a wide range
of products, from medical equipment to tables, laptops, TVs, and much more,
that would take more than a few pages to write them all down. Most of our
readers will know Toshiba as a leader in the storage market, and especially in
NAND technology, but to take a look at their official website and find out more
about Toshiba, their products, and their history, all you have to do is simply
click here.

So let’s start by taking a look at the
package and its contents, before moving our way to the detailed review.

Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 flash drive, packaging
and specifications


Let’s take a closer look at the packaging
of the Toshiba TransMemory EXII USB3 flash drive.

Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 Review

The
front of the box has all the information that is needed.

Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 Review 

At
the back of the box there are details regarding performance, compatibility, and
the warranty.

Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 Review

The
front side of the Toshiba TransMemory EXII is very simple and clean looking
with kind of an industrial design, which is something that I personally like.

Specifications

Let’s take a look at the specifications of
the Toshiba TransMemory EXII as they appear on their website.

Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 Review

As we can see there are three capacities
for the TransMemory EXII, starting with the 32GB that has a write speed of
130MB/Sec, and the other two drives the 64GB and the 128GB which reach write speeds
of 205MB/Sec. All three drives can reach a maximum read speed of 222MB/Sec.

As part of the Toshiba TransMemory EXII bundle
you will also find the EXII Pad Locker Software together with the documentation
that you need, so that you can take full advantage of the security features
that it offers. The drive has a five year warranty. I won’t go into further
details about the software but if you’d like further information you can take a
closer look at the PDF file that is available here.

Let’s find out more about what’s inside the
Toshiba TransMemory EXII. I will be using a tool called Flash Drive Information
which you can get from here.

Toshiba TransMemory EXII 128GB USB3 Review

We can see that the Toshiba TransMemory
EXII is using the Innostor IS903 A5 controller and the memory, as expected, is
Toshiba MLC.

Now it’s time to put the Toshiba
TransMemory EXII flash drive to the test and see what it can deliver. Let’s
start our tests

 

Now let’s start testing the drive with
the NTFS file-system…

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