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The iXflash allows user to make the drive “Read Only” to prevent losing any data

iXflash read only

Imagine this scenario, you load pictures, videos, or work documents onto a flash drive that you hand to a friend, co-worker, etc. in order to copy those files. Then picture this, that person accidentally deletes those files or even worse reformats the flash drive, losing all the content stored on the drive. Maybe you have a back-up somewhere else, so you’re not too worried. Chances are, you don’t have another back-up and you just lost all the data you had stored on that drive, all because the person you loaned it to in order to make a simple copy, could have pressed the wrong buttons.

There’s a very simple solution and the iXflash is the only USB3.0 flash drive with a Lightning connection, (allowing it to connect to an iPhone or iPad), that offers it. The iXflash, when connected to the App through an iPhone or iPad can be converted in less than a second to a READ ONLY drive. What that means is that the entire drive can be protected in a manner where others can review and copy the files, but they cannot delete, alter, or affect the files in any manner. So your content is always safe and you never have to be concerned in sharing again.

Know that all your content is safe, it makes the iXflash the perfect device when you want to share pictures or videos with friends, give important business documents to coworkers or clients, or share any kids of digital content with anyone else. You can rest assured that all the content on the device will remain intact, safe and sound.

For more details about the iXflash or any of Vinpower’s product lines, contact, or speak with a sales associate in your area.

The optical disc tray mechanism is a critical factor to the longevity of all Optical Disc Drives

drive tray II

When most people think about the most critical part(s) of an Optical Disc Drive (ODD), they typically think of the laser diode that reads the discs. Of course, that is a critical element and without it the drive cannot function. However, there is another critical element that is often overlooked and not given much consideration, the disc tray mechanism. That includes not just the tray itself, but also the gears, pulleys, and sliding mechanisms that allow it to extend and recoil smoothly and consistently.

Often, because it’s not seen as critical as other components, because production drives are designed for single drive PC use, many manufactures don’t put much thought behind how to enhance it. The problem is that while a typical computer owner with an internal disc recorder drive may open and close the drive infrequently, a duplication equipment user will depend on those drives opening and closing potentially hundreds or even thousands of times a day.

That’s why Vinpower’s line of duplication focused ODD’s ensure the drive tray is suitable for the real-world duplication environment. Vinpower’s PLUS and ROBOT PLUS drives are enhanced to allow thousands of in and out operation without failure. We physically modify each drive to handle the rigors of the duplication environment, especially for robotic autoloader duplicators.

Autoloaders require extended trays with more give and flexibility while continuously offering consistent tray extension. Since Vinpower produces its own line of autoloaders, we are uniquely qualified to understand the complications and the abuse these drive trays endure day in and day out, so we are most qualified to design a drive tray mechanism to function under these specific conditions.

If you are a duplicator or manufacture duplication equipment, be it manual towers or robotic autoloaders, contact Vinpower through our website,, or through a member of our sales and support staff to get more details about which of our many ODD’s would be the right fit for you.

Vinpower’s USB duplicators work perfectly with USB3.0 drives, providing exceptionally quick copy speeds

USB3.0 duplicator speeds

A common myth is that you need to use a USB3.0 duplicator in order to achieve the high-speed duplication writing capability offered by USB3.0 flash drives. In reality, the actual write speed of a USB3.0 drive is much lower than the theoretical write speed listed by the drive manufacturers. Because of this, Vinpower Digital USBShark or USBDupe Box Duplicator, can still copy USB3.0 drives at their real world true write speeds. That means Vinpower’s USB duplicators will copy existing USB3.0 drives up to their real-world maximum write speeds, so there’s no need to pay 3 times the cost for a USB duplicator with USB3.0 socket connections. This may seem farfetched, but I’ll explain why this is true.

The key lies in the actual read/write speed of the USB drives themselves. The below chart shows the typical read/write speeds when reading or writing sequentially on the drive:

USB 2.0:
• Sequential write speed range = 3~10 MB/s
• Sequential read speed range = 10~25 MB/s

USB 3.0:
• Sequential write speed range = 10~45 MB/s
• Sequential read speed range = 60~150 MB/s

To begin with, none of these numbers reflect the true read/write speed found in real world use, largely because the drives themselves do not read/write in a sequential order. In reality, USB2.0 and USB3.0 drives read/write onto random memory within the drive. This is done in order to not overburden memory cells by constantly reading and writing to the same cells over and over again. To spread out the usage of the memory cells, the controller on a flash drive will select random cells to store segments of data across all the memory available. Since most people typically store multiple small files rather than a few large ones, writing lots of small files takes notably longer than writing a few large ones. Placing data in random memory cells and needing to write multiple small files greatly slows down the USB3.0 write speed to a more reasonable 10 ~ 20MB/s.

Even though Vinpower’s USB duplicators use USB2.0 connections, the max rating for USB 2.0 is up to 480Mbps (60MB/s), which the USBShark and USBDupe Box duplicators both support Read/Write speeds of:

• Maximum Read Speed33 MB/Sec?2GB/Min
• Maximum Write Speed31 MB/Sec?2GB/Min

So, based on the math of the max read/write ratings for Vinpower’s USB duplicators and the real world max speed of a USB3.0 drive, (10 ~ 20 MB/s), it clearly shows that Vinpower’s USB duplicators can adequately handle USB3.0 read/write speeds without any slowdowns or drop off in time or performance. So when you’re looking for a USB duplicator and think you need to purchase a USB3.0 duplicator because you plan to copy USB3.0 drives, save your money and the headache by using a Vinpower USBShark or USBDupe Box duplicator instead.

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