AVB USB 2.0 Mobile Drive Review

The AVB USB 2.0 Mobile flash drive features a molded clear plastic casing that has been internally painted giving it a thick glossy look. The cap, like most standard flashdrives, is removable to expose the USB prong. The AVB flashdrive is advertised as a dual channel device. It does not feature a switch to disable writing to the device.

AVB USB 2.0 Mobile Drive Images:

AVB USB 2.0 Mobile Drive

AVB USB 2.0 Mobile Device Speed Benchmark:

The following read/write file benchmark and low level read/write benchmark tests were established using the flash memory toolkit on a 1GB AVB USB flashdrive.

AVB 1GB File Benchmark

AVB 1GB Low Level Benchmark

Compatible with USB Bootable Linux?:

We didn’t have any problem setting up more than one partition on this device using Linux. Booting Ubuntu was a breeze.

Conclusion:

Benchtest results were a bit scattered with awesome 19.1MB/s average read speeds, but only 4.1MB/s write speeds. This device is a decent candidate for portable Linux or portable applications. Most portable applications and bootable Live Linux require fast read speeds for quick access. Whereas write speeds are less important because this does not occur as often. The overall build quality of AVB seems good and the device is simple and clean in appearance.

Editors Flash Drive Rating

Rating: 3