OLALA iDisk ID100 64GB Review (Page 2 of 8)

Page 2: A Closer Look, Test System

After removing the OLALA iDisk ID100 64GB out of the retail packaging, we can take a closer look at the flash drive. As you can see from the above picture, the shell of the flash drive has metallic grey finish. It is worth noting that the metallic finish coating is pretty strong to prevent the flash drive from getting scratches. In terms of color, the OLALA iDisk ID100 64GB has another choice: Silver. If you have a space grey or silver iPad or iPhone, you can choose the color that matches your device. Unfortunately, my iPhone 5C is white, so it is not possible to get a matching one. There is a plastic cap on one end of the flash drive to protect the Lightning connector; on the other end of the flash drive, there is a normal USB connector. The connection of the plastic cap to the flash drive is through two little clips on the cap. Personally, I am not a fan of using a detachable cap, since it requires extra care when the cap is removed. In this case, I suggest that both the USB connector and the Lightning connector can hide in the shell. The blue plastic chip in the USB connector suggests that this is a USB 3.0 device. It also works on a USB 2.0 port as well, thanks to backwards compatibility. To switch between USB 3.0 and Lightning connection mode, you just need to slide the plastic push button. The company's logo is printed on the USB 3.0 side of the flash drive. If you slide the USB 3.0 connector out, you will see a "64GB" sign, laser etched on the connector. On the other hand, if you do not think you need 64GB of storage place, you can choose the 32GB one for a lower price.

The flip side of the OLALA iDisk ID100 64GB is shown in the above picture. In order to have the clean and simple look, there is nothing on this side of the flash drive. As you can see, the Lightning connector has been slid into the shell, while the USB connector for PC is ready to use. Without the Lightning connector, this product looks just like a normal USB flash drive.

Now, let us see how it looks when the flash drive is plugged into an iPhone. As you may notice, the OLALA iDisk ID100 64GB is pretty big in size. It significantly increases the length of the cell phone. Remember this product is designed to be used on both PC and mobile devices. It would be much better to at least reduce the length, such that the flash drive will look more natural on an iPhone or iPad. On the other hand, there is no fancy flashing LED to indicate the data transferring, which I think is fine for an iPhone/iPad compatible drive. Plugging the flash drive into the iPhone for the first time, you will get a notification of installing the iDisk Me app, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.

Using iDisk Me, media data on your mobile device can be easily loaded onto the flash drive, and media files on the flash drive, such as movies, music, and photos, can be accessed by your iPhone or iPad. All the data on the flash drive can be accessed by PC if the flash drive is then connected to a computer. You can also take pictures and store them directly onto the flash drive through the iDisk Me App. There is no doubt about the OLALA iDisk ID100 64GB's iPhone/iPad functional ability, but how about its data transfer speed? Let us find out through some tests.

Our test configuration is as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i5-6400 (Stock settings)
CPU Cooling: Intel stock cooler
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-H170-D3HP
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury HX426C15FBK4/32 4x8GB
Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 530
Chassis: In Win 303
Power Supply: SilverStone Nightjar NJ520 520W
Storage: OCZ Trion 150 480GB
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 Professional x64

Compared Hardware:
- OLALA iDisk ID100 64GB (USB 3.0)
- ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler HyperX 3.0 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G2 32GB (USB 2.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Locker+ G3 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler microDuo 32GB (USB 2.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB (USB 3.0)
- OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB (USB 2.0)
- Patriot Stellar 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Magnum 2 256GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Rage 2 256GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 32GB (USB 3.0)
- SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Blaze B05 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Jewel J80 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Marvel M70 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Mobile X31 32GB (USB 3.0)

Page Index
1. Introduction, Packaging, Specifications
2. A Closer Look, Test System
3. Benchmark: AIDA64 Disk Benchmark
4. Benchmark: ATTO Disk Benchmark
5. Benchmark: Crystal Disk Mark 3.0
6. Benchmark: HD Tach
7. Benchmark: HD Tune Pro 4.60
8. Conclusion