The USB flash market is a very tricky market to navigate. The main reason is it’s not as closely regulated as other forms of media. In fact, outside of the form factor of the USB connection, there is a lot of leeway in production quality for manufacturers that it creates a huge gap between good and bad quality USB drives. This gap is made even wider by the fact that flash has transitioned to 3D NAND Flash, creating greater capacity memory in even smaller devices.
Because of shortages and rapid fluctuations in costs, many suppliers are resorting to providing recycled elements or merely passing off defective flash in order to fill orders and offer cheaper pricing. In the end, there’s no way to tell if a USB flash drive is made from recycled parts or is defective just by looking at it. Even when you plug the drive into a computer, the limited details available may not reflect the problems that can/will occur when you attempt to use it. Because of this lack of knowledge, many customers are duped by low price knockoffs. Customers will take a chance on these defective drives where they end up realizing they have a high defect rate when trying to copy onto these drives. Worse yet, they’ll find that partial or the entire content disappears without warning and you are left with a useless drive that lost what could have been very important content.
So how can you tell which USB flash is safe and which is potentially defective? The only way to do that is by working with the various flash controller developers and using very specialized software tools developed to inspect and diagnose every single flash drive. This is what Vinpower provides when you purchase your USB flash drives from us. Not only do we work with a large array of USB flash controller and memory manufacturers and suppliers to get the special software tools needed to inspect them, but we also build the hardware that allows us to use that testing software on tens, hundreds, even thousands of drives at a time. Vinpower can do in-depth testing that no other supplier even thinks about offering so that we can provide 100% guaranteed perfect USB Flash drives with every single order.
For more details about Vinpower’s USB flash offerings or any of the products we offer, please visit our website, www.vinpowerdigital.com, or contact a Vinpower representative near you.