Silicon Power Blaze B05 64GB Review (Page 2 of 8)

Page 2: A Closer Look, Test System

Taking a closer look at the Silicon Power Blaze B05, besides its noticeably pink color, you can see its shell is primarily constructed out of matte plastic with a hint of finished gloss in one segment. On one end, if you wish to attach your USB flash drive on a keychain, there is a small hole in which you can fit your lanyard, enabling you to hook it onto your favorite dongle. Its structure gives it a good feel when placed in your hand, and is quite lightweight to carry around. However, one complaint I have with it already is that if you give it a light shake, you could essentially use your drive as an egg shaker. Along with its color and slight noise when rattled, you can probably make a few dollars by creating music while dancing in Hawaii. Jokes aside, if you do not mind the rattle, this would not be a big issue, as it will not damage your flash drive unless you decide to drop or step on it. The company's initials and capacity of the model can be found here -- in this case, it is 64GB. In addition, we are reminded this is a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed device by its small 3.0 print next to its capacity. Of course, it is backwards compatible to USB 2.0, so you do not have to worry about whether or not it works on older computers.

On the flip side, you will be able to push the USB head out easily. When connected to your computer, you will notice a subtle red light flashing, indicating its activity while transferring files. Alongside the marks, there is an additional model number marked as "D33B29", which indicates which product line it belongs to. As you can see from the photo above, there isn't much to see on this side besides the push button and its clean looks.

Plugging it into our APH Networks test computer, let us see if it is as fast as it says on the packaging. As a side note, I have also included the results from the Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB, the Silicon Power Jewel J80 32GB and the Mobile X31 32GB for best comparison in results, but the reviews will be coming in later. Our test configuration as follows:

CPU: Intel Core i7-4770K @ 4.50GHz
CPU Cooling: Cooler Master Nepton 280L
Motherboard: Asus Maximus VII Formula
RAM: Patriot Viper 3 Black Mamba 4x8GB
Graphics: Gigabyte GTX 770 4GB
Chassis: Silverstone Fortress FT04
Storage: SanDisk Extreme Pro 480GB; 2x Western Digital Caviar Black FZEX 4TB
Power: Cooler Master Silent Pro Gold 1000W
Sound: N/A
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1

Compared Hardware:
- 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)
- ADATA DashDrive Durable HD650 500GB (USB 3.0)
- ADATA DashDrive Elite UE700 64GB (USB 3.0)
- ADATA DashDrive HV620 1TB (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 HyperX 3.0 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G2 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston DataTraveler Vault Privacy 3.0 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Kingston HyperX Fury 64GB (USB 3.0)
- OCZ Rally2 Turbo 4GB (USB 2.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Supersonic Rage XT 32GB (USB 3.0)
- Patriot Stellar 64GB (USB 3.0)
- Silicon Power Armor A30 1TB (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