Good Looking, But Too Small
Apacer’s AH225 1 GB drive is another one of your everyday flash drives. The design of the drive is clean. It has a magnetic cap that clings to the drive when closed. This allows you to attach the drive to a metal surface such as your computer case.
The Apacer drive performed a little slower than the higher capacity 2 GB drive in the read tests of both a single large file and multiple smaller files totalling to 1 GB. Data read speeds were around 13 to 14 MBps and write speeds showed 3.2 MBps. CPU utilisation was five per cent.
A software called Apacer Compression Explorer is available on their site for download which allows some amount of security and compression for the files put on the drive.
With flash drives getting this cheap, there is little reason to consider anything as small as 1 GB. The 1 GB drive is obviously overpriced at Rs 599, but Apacer’s design is unique, and worth considering if you get higher capacity drives.
Capacity 1 GB, Dimensions: 5.49 x 2.6 x 1.0 cm, Weight: 13 g
Build Quality: 3.5
Value for Money: 2