Flash-drives with USB 3.0 interface are masterfully gaining acknowledgement not only among enthusiasts but also among typical consumers. In spite of such tendency, drives with USB 2.0 interface still enjoy popularity due to their comprehensive facilities. In the majority of cases technical specifications influence the customers' choice of the drive; but the multiplicity of models from hundreds of suppliers triggered the tendency of choosing the drives with unique and catching design. Indeed, present-day market is represented by flash-drives of various shapes and colors to satisfy the rising demands of consumers. Adata usually meets the desires of its customers and introduces quite unique drive solutions. Nobility S805 is not an exception and offers both technical and aesthetic satisfaction of customer requirements.
The chief distinctive design feature of Adata Nobility S805 is the availability of a latch hook. It is called to attract the potential consumers and make differentiation from flash-drives of other manufacturers. The model is delivered in two colors: gray and red. The clipboard of the drive contains the codename of the product and its volume capacity. The casing is made of zinc alloy that adds some grams to the overall weight. Upon the whole, this flash-drive is developed with the design integrity in mind; this is probably the basic reason for the absence of activity indicator.
USB socket is obtruded without any difficulties and can be fixed in three positions: closed, opened at 180 degrees and opened at 90 degrees. The latter is considered to be the most optimal position, making the drive more 'applicable'. The integrated latch hook allows the user to join the drive to the key bunch or any other contrivance to promote for its moving convenience. Such design is able to ensure the flash-drive's durability and versatility.
First of all, it should be mentioned that Adata Nobility S805 flash-drive is compatible with various platforms, including MacOS, Linux and Windows (Vista, XP, 7). Moreover, this drive is compatible also with more outdated platforms, like Windows 98. Other specification of the product can be dwindled to the following items:
— available volume capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16 GB, 32GB;
— interface: USB 2.0 backwards compatible with USB 1.1;
— overall dimensions: 61.7x19x9.3 mm;
— warranty: unlimited.
Model S805 goes with FAT32 file system by default. Its volume equals to 15.1 GB-16GB, according to the information claimed by the manufacturer. It is explained by the marketing approach to the conversion of magnitudes pertained to volume capacities: bytes are conversed to kilobytes, kilobytes to megabytes, and so on. Thus, the company estimates 1000 B as 1 kB.
Testing results of Adata Nobility S805 demonstrate that this drive is capable to ensure the average performance level. Thereby, the maximal reading speed reaches up 21 Mb/sec; this is supposed to be a decent result for the flash-drive with USB 2.0 interface, though the speed index leaves space for improvement. The access time to the file is satisfactory and concurs with other similar products.