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For chic or not chic, for one thing is for sure, this USB Flash Drive will surely click. The Silicon Power Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Flash Drive is the elegant and flashy-looking USB flash drive that offers reliable and good performance in data/file transfer.

Silicon Power Blaze B30 Review

BLAZE B30 SPECS | BLAZE B30 PRICE

Blaze B30 was announced last year (November 2013) for its released. Today, it’s our lucky day to unbox and have a little get to know or two about the USB Flash Drive.

Silicon Power Blaze B30 Review

EXTERIOR: Within the Packaging

Silicon Power Blaze B30 Review

Silicon Power Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Silicon Power Blaze B30 Review

Blaze B30 variants: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB

Silicon Power Blaze B30 Review

The Silicon Power Blaze B30 has the Diamond-checked texture that enclosed the USB flash drive. What is more interesting is the 360 degree cap-less swivel design with the stainless metal structure that you can rotate to reveal the USB port and put it back when not in used.

Silicon Power Blaze B30 Review
There is also built-in LED indicator that illuminate through the outer case whenever there is data transfer occurs.

Silicon Power Blaze B30 Review

FILE TRANSFER SPEED TEST/BENCHMARK:

ATTO Benchmark via PC Desktop USB 2.0 Slot with FAT32 Filesystem
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ATTO Benchmark via Mini PC USB 3.0 Slot with FAT32 Filesystem
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Based from the result, we can say that it’s more beneficial to used USB 3.0 than USB 2.0 slot.

From USB 2.0: read speed is close to 35MB/Sec and write speed is over 20MB/Sec

From USB 3.0: read speed at 200MB/Sec (or more) and write speed is 30MB/Sec (or more)

CrystalDiskMark via PC Desktop USB 2.0 Slot with FAT32 Filesystem
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CrystalDiskMark via Mini PC USB 3.0 Slot with FAT32 Filesystem
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From here, we used CrystalDiskMark for clearer rating, USB 3.0 is still best opt for data transfer.
From USB 2.0: read speed is close to 36.99MB/Sec and write speed is over 27.35MB/Sec
From USB 3.0: read speed at 226.5MB/Sec and write speed is 39.9MB/Sec

 

HD Tach via Mini PC USB 3.0 Slot with FAT32 Filesystem
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From the rating, you will get a great performance within 220MB/s in read speed.

HD TUNE PRO via PC Desktop USB 2.0 Slot with FAT32 Filesystem
READ SPEED:
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WRITE SPEED:
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HD TUNE PRO via Mini PC USB 3.0 Slot with FAT32 Filesystem
READ SPEED:
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FILE BENCHMARK:
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From USB 2.0: Maximum read speed: 33.3MB/Sec | Maximum write speed: 25.9MB/Sec
From USB 3.0: Maximum read speed: 230.1MB/Sec
From USB 3.0 File Benchmark: Read speed at 220MB/Sec (or more) and in Write speed is 35MB/Sec (or more)

Judging from the test/benchmark, the read access has a superb transfer speed with a decent write access speed rate. Within this data, the USB 3.0 compatibility of Blaze B30 is impressive in overall transfer speed rating. If you’re going to use this flash drive, it would be better if you’re PC/Laptop has a USB 3.0 slot, which is very beneficial in daily data/file transfer.

COPY/TRANSFER A FILE TO TEST TRANSFER SPEED using TERACOPY

FROM USB Flash Drive (Source) to Local Hard Disk Drive (Destination)
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USB 2.0:
File Size: 695 MB (1 File)
Time to complete the transfer: 22.812 secs.
Transfer Speed Rate: 30MB/s

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USB 3.0:
File Size: 695 MB (1 File)
Time to complete the transfer: 14.586 secs.
Transfer Speed Rate: 48MB/s

FROM Local Hard Disk Drive (Source) to USB Flash Drive (Destination)
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USB 2.0:
File Size: 695 MB (1 File)
Time to complete the transfer: 30.453 secs.
Transfer Speed Rate: 23MB/s

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USB 3.0:
File Size: 695 MB (1 File)
Time to complete the transfer: 20.296 secs.
Transfer Speed Rate: 34MB/s

From the example file transfer, it is very clear that you can get the most out of it via USB 3.0 than USB 2.0 slot.

Blaze B30 Specifications:
– Size: 53.7 x 18.0 x 10.3 mm
– Weight: 14.8g
– Capacity: 8GB, 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
– Color: black
– Operating Temperature: 0°C – 70°C
– Interface: USB 3.0 & 2.0
– Support OS: Windows8/7/ Vista/XP/, Mac OS 10.3.x, Linux 2.6.x
– Lifetime warranty

VERDICT: The Silicon Power Blaze B30 Flash Drive has the elegant and swivel design for daily dose of data/file transfer with a fashion. As for the data/file test results, it shows an impressive read/write speed within a portable size. User Experience and Rating: 5/5

Suggested Price below:

Blaze B30 Price tag: 8GB – Php 380 | 16GB – Php 550 | 32GB – Php 1,000 | 64GB – Php 1,950 | 128GB – Php 3,750

Where to Buy: Please call SP’s distributor Banbros Commercial Inc. to point out the nearest shop from your place: (Phone: +632 727 3009 / Contact Person: Gayle Trinidad)

For more product information, please visit their official website: (click here)

Disclosure: Silicon Power Blaze B30 Info / Video / Logo / Images / Pictures have a respective copyright. We used it for demonstration purpose only.

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9 thoughts on “Unbox-Review: Silicon Power Blaze B30 USB 3.0 Flash Drive”
  1. great review this is an information i’m looking for… looking forward for your next review. cheers!

  2. great job doing the review, its a clear picture that you provide info, it is more beneficial to use usb 3.0

  3. ah yes this is the info i need, blaze b30 has something indeed. great in read speed with decent write speed. thanks for this review.

  4. galing po talaga mag-review ni sir, complete and in detailed pa. sana mareview kayo ng CM devices.

  5. i like your review, very well said and detailed, this usb 3.0 blaze b30 is a on-the-go chic gadget for professionals or not… its for daily data/file transfer usage and very affordable prices.

  6. now thats a review thanks much for this info, anyway they still need to improve on writing speed other than that its all good.

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