Can you post a link? I've been looking at a number of these, esp. the ones that scored high on large file write tests, but I keep seeing conflicting stuff in user reviews about not being able to plug the Pico-C into some ports.
Also I would be interested if you could give a ballpark benchmark writing a 100 MB or larger file onto it.
It's tough to know who to believe on these. I read a benchmark test on a site claiming the Patriot Exporter XT was one of the high scorers on write tests. But then on the store site a user review claimed it only wrote at about 9 MB/sec. when copying on large files. Not all that fast when paying a speed premium.
Regarding the speed, I can't help you there. I don't know enough of that stuff to make heads or tails out of those benchmarks that I always see. I just look at those graphs and usually gloss over it or say, "hmm...interesting" and move on. Personally, I don't care too much about the speed of USB drives. That is, unless it's annoyingly slow for some reason, but I've never run into that situation. I've never noticed speed differences among usb drives. Frankly, I don't know what you guys are looking for. It's just a usb drive. If I need performance, I look elsewhere. All I care about is capacity and the physical features. Anyway, sorry, I have no idea about that stuff.
As for the Pico-c, even though I don't know what they are talking about, most of the reviews said that the pico-c was among the faster ones. Whatever.
I just transferred a 100 MB file to my pico-c. It took 1:06. But I had a bunch of other things going on in my computer. So I don't know what that means.
Also, about the tight fit of the pico-c...I have had no problems with it and I've plugged it into over 10 computers by now. yes, some were pretty tight. but nothing happened. You have to understand that some people just are obsessed with certain things and just harp on them forever when it's really not that big a deal. So what if it's tight? Big deal. Nothing gets damaged so whatever. And so what if benchmarks differ? It's a usb drive, there are a lot of factors that affect how fast it is on any given day. And in either case, it's way slower than other media like a hard drive. To me, 90% of my choice is about the physical characteristics of the usb drive, 9% is the capacity, and 1% on things like read/write speed.