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TwinMOS Mobile Disk Z4 4GB

The Mobile Disk Z4 has a black plastic case with the manufacturer and model names painted in white. The cap is made of translucent plastic and is equipped with catches for reliable fastening. There is a plastic ring for a cord on the butt end opposite the connector. Below that ring there is a LED indicator of operation mode. There is also a read-only switch on the case.

The Mobile Disk Z4 series consists of models with capacities of 128MB through 16GB that support USB 2.0. The dimensions of the drive are 8 x 23 x 70mm; its weight is 15g. Password-based protection is available. The speed characteristics of the device are not specified.

Judging by the information on the manufacturer’s website, drives of this series are as popular as to be counterfeited. The picture shows how to tell a fake drive from the original.

The drive comes with a quick installation guide and the Format utility (stored on the drive itself). Using the latter utility, you can partition the drive into two volumes and format them and then protect data on one volume with a password. This utility can also make the drive bootable.

Wintec Filemate Pro Pen Drive Ultra

The compact case of this flash drive is made of violet-painted plastic that looks like aluminum (and the manufacturer’s website even claims it to be the real metal). There is a LED indicator of operation mode on the rear butt end under a piece of translucent plastic. The name of the manufacturer and the device modification are indicated on the case.

The Pro Pen series includes models that range in capacity from 512MB to 8GB. This series supports USB 2.0. The drives are based on NAND flash memory produced by Samsung, Infineon, Spektek, and ST Micro. For the Ultra series the manufacturer declares a max read speed of 29MB/s and a max write speed of 13MB/s.

You will find USBDiskUtility on the drive. This is a popular program that allows partitioning and formatting a flash drive. One partition can be made password-protected.

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