GoldenMars 1GB GeeDom GU-P05 USB Flash Drive
Let's start by reminding ourselves that unlike our usual stable of review samples, this particular flash drive is designed to provide a cheap yet fast flash storage solution for the masses. GoldenMars certainly wasn't aiming to break any speed records with their GeeDom GU-P05 flash drive.
Once you peel off the well-designed packaging, it's obvious that GoldenMars is trying their best to minimize cost. You get nothing but the absolute basics - the GeeDom drive and a lanyard. If you are looking for what are truly quite unnecessary frills like a protective case or a USB extension cable, then you should look elsewhere.
Performance-wise, the GeeDom is no slouch, especially in reads. Don't let the comparison fool you. When compared against high-performance drives from the likes of OCZ and Corsair, the GeeDom's read performance appears lacklustre. But it is really quite good read performance for a value-line drive.
When it comes to write performance, it did well in the large files test, beating both the Corsair Flash Voyager and the OCZ Mini-Kart. However, its flash controller faltered in the small files test, forcing it to take almost 11X longer to finish the test. This is probably its only major performance issue.
If you are looking for the fastest flash drive money can buy, then this is really not the drive for you. But if you are looking for a cute little flash drive that is well-made and performs reasonably well, you will want to take a look at the GoldenMars GeeDom GU-P05 flash drive.
For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!
|Lowest PriceGrabber Price|
|Review|| Comprehensive Review|
GU-P05 High-Speed Value Series
6.0 cm long
|Storage Capacity|| 1,048,264,704 bytes|
|Flash Memory|| NA|
|Flash Controller|| NA|
|Dual Channel Transfers|| NA|
|Data Retention|| Up to 10 years|
|Shock Resistance|| 1,000 G maximum|
|USB Standards|| USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
USB 1.1 (Backward compatibility)
|Rated Read Speed|| NA|
|Rated Write Speed|| NA|
One GoldenMars 1GB GU-P05 GeeDom Flash Drive
|Warranty|| 5 Years Warranty|
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