This morning in the post, arrived a Blitzwolf BW-UP2 USB 3.2 Gen 2 Flash Drive.
As a first simple write test, I copied one of my videos from my PC D: drive to the BW-UP2 – ok, not very scientific – but the copy time took exactly 8 seconds for a file of 925.2MBytes. And then, something more monstrous – the “Steam library” folder on drive D: of my PC – 7,797Mbytes in 1,260 files. Total copy time to the Blitzwolf: 1 minute 58 seconds.
For comparison, I copied the same folder again from drive D: to the main hybrid drive on my PC – 1 minute 45 seconds. Bear in mind that my PC drives are fairly modern drives.
All in all a good start – I’ll do more precise checking based on feedback.
I have tried several times now but cannot get this otherwise excellent drive to work with my Raspberry Pi 4 (rpi-clone will normally partition a drive if needed). Sometimes it appears as SDA – other times not (bearing in mind this same installation handles an SSD without power issues). So for now the drive is limited to use as PC/tablet storage unless anyone has ideas.
Spec on the box says:
Read speeds up to 410Mbits/s
Write Speed up to 190Mbits/s