Up for review today I have the Team Group Color Turn E902 32gb USB 3.0 flash drive. Yes I know it’s just a flash drive, they’ve become very commonplace but they’re also indispensable, at least they are in my opinion. This drive from Team Group runs off the USB 3.0 interface so you can expect fast read and write speeds and from my testing and comparison you’ll get them for sure. I’ve tested the drive on both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces and it performs extremely well on both, so read on to learn more…
Tech Specs,Features or the Basic Info
- USB 3.0
- Speed: up to 54MB/s
- Write Speed: up to 30MB/s
- Weight: 21g
Equipped with the new generation USB 3.0 transfer interface Supports hot swapping and plug & play. Downward compatible with USB 2.0/USB 1.1 transfer interfaces.
Price: 25.00 EUR / $32.44
The Team Color Turn flash drive was provided by My Trendy Phone for review where you can find PC & Laptop Accessories, along with iPad and tablet Accessories and of course plenty of other Mobile Accessories.
The packaging for the Color Turn is a just a cardboard backing with a plastic bubble on the front showing the drive, nothing special but it doesn’t need to be really.
The drive itself is small with dimensions of 55mm x 17mm x 9.1mm, that’s when it’s closed. On the front of the drive is the Team Group logo along with the Color Turn logo.
There’s nothing on the back, just plain. The cover of the drive is metal while the drive itself is plastic, at least the housing is.
The drive gets the name Color Turn from how the cover turns I would guess, you turn or twist the cover to expose the USB 3.0 connection. The drive really doesn’t have a cap on it, which is good thing I guess as there’s none to lose then, but the cover really doesn’t protect the connection either.
On the end of the metal cover is a small hold that you can use for a lanyard or key chain.
The drive is small and portable, here’s the Color Turn with the Kingston G3 I recently reviewed:
Installation and Testing
There’s nothing to the installation part of this, it’s a USB drive you just plug it in and you’re done. It is USB 3.0 so for optimal speeds you’ll want to use that kind of interface but it is backwards compatible so it will work with USB 2.0 or even 1.1.
It occurs to me I don’t have any USB 3.0 drive on hand, but I have others like the Kingston G3 32gb, Kingston DT150 64gb and the OCZ Rally2 64gb which I can compare the Team Group Color Turn to.
On the Team Group drive I ran two sets of tests, both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 to compare against the drives and to see how much faster the USB 3.0 connection is.
I used ATTO Disk Benchmark and Crystal Diskmark.
We’ll start with ATTO test results:
So those are the screenshots of the test results and here’s the results in text form:
The max speeds they all reached are in order or fastest to slowest:
Team Color Turn USB 3.0: 58355
Team Color Turn USB 2.0: 34952
Kingston DT150: 32696
OCZ Rally2: 32483
Kingston G3: 20491
So there’s a huge difference between USB 2.0 and UBS 3.0, but that was expected. Using just the UBS 2.0 interface the Team Group Color Turn is the faster of all the drives I’ve got.
Team Color Turn USB 3.0: 27252
Team Color Turn USB 2.0: 18628
OCZ Rally2: 16549
Kingston G3: 15829
Kingston DT150: 15152
Here again we see the Team flash drive is the fastest of the bunch, and the USB 3.0 interface adds almost 10 mb/s in speed to the write performance.
Then here’s the Crystal DiskMark results:
Same thing here essentially, the Team Group drive is the fastest on either UBS 2.0 of USB 3.0 interfaces. I’d say the drive performs well overall.
Summary and Comments
Using the Team Group Color Turn drive on either UBS 2.0 or USB 3.0 will give you very good performance. The drive is the fastest of those I have on hand on the USB 2.0 interface and then using the USB 3.0 you’ll see a marked improvement overall.
The drive is small and portable and it does seem well made.
The Color Turn features a rotating cover so there’s no cap to lose, but the cover really doesn’t cover the connection . I’ve had these types of drives before and never really had an issue with this style but it’s just something I thought should be noted.
DragonSteelMods gives the Team Group Color Turn E902 32gb USB 3.0 Flash Drive a 5 out of 5 score.
+Small and portable
+Fast on USB 2 and 3
+Seems well made
+No cap to lose
-Really no cap to protect connection
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