PNY Compact Attache Review


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Some users consider the Compact Attache to be a good value, but many complain about slow workings, even by USB 2.0 standards. Also, its plastic case is prone to breaking.

This small flash drive from PNY is bargain-priced, but most Compact Attache reviews say it's simply too slow, even for one with a USB 2.0 interface. Despite complaints about read/write speeds, some users who posted comments at Best Buy consider it a decent value. PNY Compact Attache reviews at Walmart express similar sentiments, with some adding that the plastic case is prone to cracking and even falling apart.

The PNY Compact Attache (starting at $10, Amazon) is a thumb drive with no frills. It has a USB 2.0 interface and is available with storage capacity of 4GB, 4GB, 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB. The plastic case is designed with a sliding collar that exposes the USB connector when you need it, so no worries about losing a cap.

It's a well-known fact that USB 2.0 drives aren't particularly fast. But PNY Compact Attache reviews indicate this drive seems slow even by USB 2.0 standards. And with a plastic case that doesn't seem to stand up to everyday wear and tear, that's two strikes against this low-cost device.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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