Emtec is a new brand in the memory device market. A few weeks ago, I tested the Emtec SpeedIN Portable SSD but I was quite disappointed with its performance. Is the Emtec SpeedIN S600 USB 3.0 Flash Drive any better? Keep reading the review to find out.
Features & Performance
The SpeedIN flash drive has the same design philosophy as the SSD. We can still find a glossy finish with carbon fiber pattern, a plastic body covered in rubber on all sides to protect the flash drive. I’m not a fan of the design because the plastic surfaces can easily get scratches and dirt. Besides, I don’t like the cap at all because it can get lost anytime. My other thumb drives come with a retractable USB plug, which is a lot more convenient.
After plugging in the flash drive into my computer, I can find the EMTEC Security app which can be used to lock private data.
I tested the performance of the flash drive using the Blackmagic Disk Speed Test on my Mac. I was quite surprised that it is much better than I expected. I also compared it to my 16GB Sandisk Extreme thumb drive. The 256GB SpeedIN S600 is advertised to reach the read speed of 400MB/s and write speed of 300MB/s. The actual speeds are not that great but they are still much better than my Sandisk. Check out the results below.
Notice that the Sandisk Extreme is the low-capacity version which has much lower write speed. The 64GB Sandisk could easily reach the write speed of over 200MB/s. However, the performance is pretty good as compared to other 256GB flash drives.
I also tried transferring a 4GB movie from my Mac to the SpeedIN S600 and it took over a minute to complete.
The Emtec SpeedIN S600 is a good high-capacity flash drive but it comes with a hefty price tag. I only recommend this product if you can find it on sale.