With Samsung jumping back into the retail memory storage market in a big way not long ago, they’ve continued the evolution of their USB 3.0 lineup, previously with matching colour schemes for their flash card products, and now here again with the USB drives. So these look very familiar despite being new.
Both products are USB 3.0, boasting claimed speeds above 130MB/s. While both flash drives are small but the FIT (32GB model shown above), is positively pint-sized, and not much bigger than the USB interface itself.
Suffice it to say that Samsung is targeting the FIT for consumers who expect solid performance and don’t have any excess physical space available for storage. A 64GB model is available, and you would have no issues moving it on the go; in fact, you’d best be careful you don’t lose it, since it’s so tiny.
Out of the package, both USB 3.0 drives are finished in a metallic housing, with our normal 16GB model have two holes for attaching a lanyard, and rather sleek.
The FIT, on the other hand, is even smaller and has a simple white plastic face with Samsung’s logo on the front. The metal housing has the capacity noted in an etched finish, in this case it’s 32GB. Really, there isn’t much else to these drives, as they’re very minimalist and compact.
In terms of features, it’s important to note that Samsung has created these USB 3.0 drives to be extremely durable. This includes being waterproof up to 24 hours in seawater (so no worries about losing your family videos while on vacation, even if your camera is destroyed); Temperature resistant from -25° to 85° Celcius (taking it skiing perhaps?), X-Ray proof for protection of your data while in airports; and Magnetic proof for withstanding any influences from nearby home theater speakers, for example.
The end result is that your data is more valuable than the physical devices doing the recording. Memories are irreplaceable and priceless, and the durability of a card is the last thing you should have to worry about.
Let’s move onto testing next and see how fast these drives will read and write your data.