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03-04-2014


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KINGMAX ED-07 flash drive review and testing

Recently interface USB 3.0 was used only for relatively expensive devices. Nowadays it gradually floods the market. Now it can be found in many affordable laptops and motherboards based on entry-level chipset. Manufacturers of flash drives and other storage devices constantly work on new devices capable to provide higher speed for data transferring with the help to use the latest version of this connector.

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

For testing we got flash drive from KINGMAX ED-07, which according to the manufacturer information can reaches the read speed of 170 MB/s. Certainly, the usage of USB 3.0 interface allowed to talk about such high rates. Now we are going to check whether this statement is true, and explore this new product in more details on the example of a 64-GB version.

Specification

Manufacturer and model

KINGMAX ED-07
(Testing model KM064GED07Y with capacity 64GB) 

Interface

USB 3.0

Capacity availability, GB

16

32

64 

128

Max. read speed, MB/s

135

170

170 

170

Max. write speed, MB/s

25

40

40

40

Colors

Blue and gray

Housing material

Anodized aluminum

Operating system compatibility

Windows 8 / 7 / Vista / XP / 2000

Mac OS 10.6.1 and next versions

Linux Kernel 2.6.х and next versions

Dimensions, mm

68 x 17 x 9

Compliant with

RoHS, FCC, CE, BSMI

Warranty period, years

5

Manufacturer website

KINGMAX

Product page

As we can see, there are two colors - gray and blue. In addition, the range includes models with capacity from 16 to 128 GB, allowing you to choose more suitable options depending on your needs. Warranty for KINGMAX ED-07 flash drives is 5 years, which indicates the confidence the manufacturer about own product.

Package

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

Package has the usual structure where a plastic blister is combined with informational cardboard box. The front side contains the name the drive, its capacity (64 GB), usable interface (USB 3.0), the warranty period (5 years) and the maximum read speed (170 MB/s). Most likely, the last parameter will be the key when device choosing, as it positively identifies a product among many other drives.

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

The reverse side of the package contains a list of the basic characteristics in 8 languages. Also you will find a table with the performance characteristics of different capacity drives. As we can see the 16-GB version is slower compared to other solutions. But models of 32, 64 and 128 GB demonstrate identical read and write speeds.

At the bottom there are icons of received certificates (RoHS, FCC, CE, BSMI) and an indication country of origin (Taiwan).

 

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

The inside side of the packaging also has text content. It contains basic information about the drive, warranty and manufacturer. We want to pay your attention for the recommendation to contain a drive at cool temperature and avoid its contact with metals or direct sunlight. Also water can lead to damage. The manufacturer recommends to use the option of Safely Removal in Windows. In the case of work with other operating systems it is recommended to ensure about the completion of data copy before removing the media from the slot. While these requirements may seem too rigid, we agree with manufacturer point of view, it should be used carefully to guarantee the data storage safety.

Appearance

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

KINGMAX ED- 07 Model has a strict appearance, while its design is dominated by a nice gray color. The housing is made of anodized aluminum to protect the metal from corrosion and increase its life time. One side of the flash drive contains manufacturer name, as well as memory capacity and type of interface. Design of a new item is made in the classic format with the usage of the cap.

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

USB 3.0 is used as an interface of KINGMAX ED-07. Let us to recall that thanks to the usage of 5 additional pads its maximum carrying capacity is 5 GB/s. They are hidden in slot depth and this helped to keep the compatibility with the previous version of the interface (USB 2.0) with maximum carrying capacity 480 Mb/s.

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

On the opposite side to USB connector there is ledge intended to fix the cap while using the drive. A small eye allows to use a drive like a key ring.

KINGMAX ED-07 (KM064GED07Y)

A new product has typical dimensions (68 x 17 x 9 mm). The length of drive is a little longer than standard matchbox, but its width is much smaller.


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