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Does brand matter for pen drives

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    I just read a post where someone was asking which brand pen drive they should purpose and in one of the replies someone has mentioned that a particular brand is good because the transfer speed is good and so on.
    So does that mean that brand has an affect on the performance of a pen drive? How does a brand matter for a pen drive?

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    yes brand matter else intex or frontech company acquire corsair

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    I actually mean performance wise, I mean its only transferring data from computer to pen drive and vice versa!

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    It does matter, but I dont know how. I know it matters because of what iL6>tushar posted on the following thread:
    http://www.indiabroadband.net/comput...tml#post380932.

    Quote Originally Posted by iL6>tushar View Post
    yes higher than HP Brand but you will get quality and much better transfer speeds 32GB Corsair voyager cost below Rs.2000/- around Rs.1600/-.

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    Well, absolutely brand does matter lot when it comes to performance there are many pen drives available in the market which you can get it in half of the price's. Brands like Corsair, Transcend, and many more, they provide good quality and performance, even they lang long life as compare to any other local pen drive. Since we have the latest techologies and during last few year technology drastically changed the world, in computer accessories or hardware we have many options to go. But brands known by their performance and run the product long life therefore the brand does matter.
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    Yes, as always brand matters in the case of pen drive too. It is a very sophisticated tool/device and we need to emphasize on quality. So it is always better to go for a good brand. A pen drive can go wrong anytime and there is no guarantee to it. But a branded pen drive ensures quality and it can last long under favorable conditions.

    As a matter of fact I had used too many pen drives of local manufactures which were incredibly cheaper. I must say none of them last for more than three months or so. Now I have been using a Sony pen drive for the last one year which has not given any issues till now.

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    When it comes to any device, of course, the brand matters. There is a reason why some brands are a lot more reliable and some brands are generally not that reliable. For me, the best brand when it comes to buying a pen drive is Gigabyte. I have been using them for quite a while and they're a lot more durable compared to other brands. It is better to invest in a good brand.
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    Yes, not all brands of pen drives are created equal. I've experienced issues with certain brands of pen drives. Read/write speeds are different and some drives seem to become corrupted a lot faster than others. I've generally had a good experience with Corsair and Transcend pen drives. But don't even get me started on Kingston drives, they seem to be some of the worst performing. Unless I've been unlucky to purchase from a faulty batch, I've had a bunch of Kingston drives become corrupted only after a few months of use.

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    Like everything else, always brand matters. As you see, many aspects of pen drives vary based on brand. For example, Sandisk pen drives are the best in size and Kingston are the best in price. Every brand focuses on some feature, may it be price or size or technology or transfer speed or compatibility.

    My suggestion, if you are confused in buying a pen drive, is Transcend. It offers high data transfer speeds, uses latest technology, nice price compared to other brands and can be used very rough. Most importantly, it is the pen drive loved by data recovery professionals. However bad it is destroyed, there is always a method to recover from Transcend.

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    In my opinion it does not matter regarding the performance (transfer speed). It only matters regarding durability. I have used a lot of different brands, which all work the same. Only problem I encounter is the shell opening up.

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    @Haydian Transfer speed depends on the technology used in pen drive. Look at Transcend pen drives, It offers 16GB pen drives for different prices, not because of shell design but because of transfer speed. Some brands use latest technology and their own codes to increase the transfer speed. So, brand does affect the transfer speed.

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    Honestly I never notice the transfer speed in any pen drive I have ever used before, I use 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB in brands like Sony, HP, SanDisk, Toshiba, PNY and Lexar. I have never seeing one move any faster than the other, maybe it is there but I never notice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by p4lse View Post
    When it comes to any device, of course, the brand matters. There is a reason why some brands are a lot more reliable and some brands are generally not that reliable. For me, the best brand when it comes to buying a pen drive is Gigabyte. I have been using them for quite a while and they're a lot more durable compared to other brands. It is better to invest in a good brand.
    Thanks for this tip. I never heard of this brand till now. I use Sony which works quite well. In fact my friend was planning to buy a new one, so I can recommend this to him.

    Brand is definitely a check mark in selecting reliable products. These companies are very sensitive towards their brands which got huge value. They will do their best to protect their brand image. Nowadays, when it comes to local manufacturers, most of them are of Chinese origin and there is no guarantee on quality. They may be cheap, but not reliable. In case of a pen-drive reliability is a very important thing.

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    Yes Brand matters, My Lacie Extreme key is working well for 8 years while my brand less made in China USB stops working after 8 months. Sandisk is also a brand because most of my Sandisk USB are still working for years. The cheap ones are waste of money because they will get ruined much more faster.

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