VisionTek Xtreme2 Go Drive USB 2.0 Review

Storage/Other by SidneyWong @ 2004-09-05

There are products that we need to have, others would be nice to have or want to have. I believe products that can improve productivity resulting to better time management and lowering cost are the ones that we need to have. Which category does VisionTek Go Drive fall into? We shall find out.

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Testing: Included applications

Test System:

  • ABIT IC7
  • Lian-Li PC65B case
  • P4 2.4C @ 3.24 GHz
  • Stock Intel HSF
  • Asus DVD 16x
  • Lite-On DVD RW 4x
  • 80 GB SATA
  • VisionTek Xtasy Personal Cinema
  • Windows XP SP2

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    I plug Go Drive into the USB port and the following shows up almost immediately. The software has been pre-installed at the factory.

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    The following shots show the drill down of each folder:

  • FlashMail
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  • PClock
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  • SecretZip
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  • Flash Mail setup screen
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    As soon as I entered my password and hint; my outlook email accounts pop up. Of course, I am not going to have a screen for you. Frankly, it is very user friendly.

    About Secret Zip


  • Signal: There is a signal on the USB Flash Disk. The flashing signal indicates that the disk is still in the process of saving the file. You must wait until the signal is off to unplug the USB Flash Disk.
  • Anti-Write Lock: On the (thin & narrow) side of the USB Flash Disk, there is an "Anti-Write Lock" which works like the lock switch on a 3.5" floppy disk.
  • Please ONLY lock/unlock anti-write AFTER you have unplugged the disk to prevent informational damage.
  • Warning for Windows ME/Windows 2000 owners:
    Please click on [ ] icon (located at your bottom right hand corner), before you unplug all USB devices (including the USB Flash Disk). Pull out the plug after you have confirmed to stop the read/write process.
    Note: [ ] icon only appears when a USB device is plugged in.

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    Secret folder after setup

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    Password setup for your secret folder:

    Product Specialties

    A special folder named "zip" is built in USB Flash Disk. All files that are put into zip will be compressed into ".zip" files. When dragged out of USB Flash Disk, files are restored back to their normal format. This greatly reduces the size of most files in USB Flash Disk. So that your disk maybe used more efficiently and economically.

    A special folder named "secret " is built in USB Flash Disk. All files that are put into secret will be compressed and encrypted. This prevents others from viewing/stealing the contents if the disk is lost.

    Use Flash as the storage medium, files can be read up to one million times. Disk may be stored for up to ten years. The read/write speed is fifteen times faster than floppy disks. It has an anti-static design, shock-resistant, and humidity durability. Liability is much higher than traditional hard disks, and offers you a more secure protection for your files.

    Instantly usable with the USB plug, with hot-plug support. The hardware contains anti-write function, which provides the user a safe working environment. Your files will not be damaged due to misusage, thus effectively ensures the safety of your information contained in the disk.

    To create boot disk you need to run U-Storage.exe;

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    All features shown above are easy to setup and run. Only when I tried launching PClock, it did not start. Well, the cause was easy to determine, as I have my Smartmedia card reader also plugged in. The PClock can only run on one single removable drive.

    Onto to the performance tests ->
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