• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Runs hot, however...

    • Written by Jim M from Shorewood

    I have two, formatted to exFAT for transfers to Windows machines. Recently, I transferred 2.5 GB of data on a Windows machine from one of these Type-C drives to a Type-A SanDisk Ultra. Both the Type-C and the Type-A felt hot, and the Type-C was noticeably hotter to the touch. For kicks, I pulled out an infrared thermometer. The Type-C registered 99-105 deg. F, the Type-A, surprisingly, registered 101-110 deg. F.!! I'm thinking that the Type-C is actually more efficient at transferring heat in comparison to the plastic-body Type-A, and hence felt hotter than it really was. As for the transfer speeds, they ranged from 150 KBs to 25 MBs, as displayed by the Windows file transfer utility. If I do a transfer like this on the MacBook, and can edit this review, I'll update. From a design standpoint, these Type-C drives are compact enough that they are more likely than competing designs to fit in tightly-spaced USB-C ports when other ports are occupied.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Convenient, Decent Speed, But heats up

    • Written by Antonio Lam O

    The Good:
    1. Convenient - dual interface is great if dealing with multiple generations of Macs
    2. Decent Speed

    The Oddity:
    Has a tendency to heat up when constantly in use (i.e. copying lots of files over, wipe, reinstall macOS). I generally use this as USB-C macOS installer and even just that it would heat up to very noticeable levels.

    I haven't had a laser thermometer to measure but i feel it goes up to like 50C. The casing is also the heatsink as it would appear. It never reaches hand burning temperatures but its fairly unique compared to other USB drives in this behavior.

    If to be used in long durations, i would suggest having a fan around.

    The Bad: None.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good, Solid Product

    • Written by Courtney T from Houston

    Unit is fast and easy to use. Although it is a little pricey for the storage provided, it makes up for it in build quality and size.

    25 of 34 people found this useful