Blitzwolf BW-UP2 USB 3.2 Flash Drive

Blitzwolf BW-UP2

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.

Blitzwolf BW-UP2 Flash Drive

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

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One thought on “Blitzwolf BW-UP2 USB 3.2 Flash Drive

  1. Hi Peter,
    Whenever I buy new removable memory I always run it through H2testw.
    This checks that the capacity is correct and also gives the transfer speed.

    You have probably heard of it, but just in case, here is a link (I used Chrome to translate the web page, but the software has an option to select English):-

    https://www.heise.de/download/product/h2testw-50539

    Regards,

    Paul

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