Super Talent 16GB Pico Flash Drive ReviewWed, Feb 25, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Super Talent’s Tiny 16GB Flash Drive
Super Talent is well known at Legit Reviews for their performance line of desktop memory modules. So, USB flash drives are not something I immediately associate their name with, but they do offer a range of USB flash drives (and have done so for some time), with a lot of them having impressive specs. I was eager to find out what their latest and greatest drive was all about.
We are looking at the Super Talent Pico 16GB, which packs a mind-boggling 16GB of storage into a device just over an inch long! If you are wondering at just how small it actually is, it measures just 31.3mm x 12.4mm x 3.4mm!
The Pico flash drive is available in 5(!) different variations (each with capacities of 1GB to 16GB);
- PICO-A: Swivel
- PICO-B: Retractable
- PICO-C: Capless; rugged
* This model also comes in Nickel plating
* Special Limited Edition: 24k gold plated PICO-C
- PICO-D: Swivel
- PICO-E: Sliding Lid
The version we are looking at today is the Pico-C, and is the smallest (though there’s not much in it) of the Pico lineup.
Rather refreshingly for a device of its size, Super Talent has chosen not to pack the Pico flash drive in a sealed plastic blister pack, but a rather refined looking cardboard enclosure. But we aren’t here to review the packaging (I bet there are sites dedicated to reviewing packaging, go look if you want to see that!), so here is a picture of the Pico unpacked and ready to roll.
Even though there’s not really a whole lot for Super Talent to work with in terms of space for styling, the Pico has been done very tastefully, and looks really nice.
Out of the features that Super Talent list for the Pico, the following caught my attention
- Weight: less than 6g
- Up to 30MB/s (200X) data transfer rate
- Water resistant
30MB/s is a really decent speed for a flash drive, and coming from such a small one is no small feat. Let’s move on to the testing to see how it fares.