Gizmo!overdrive Review

Crucial’s Gizmo!overdrive doesn’t exactly overdrive. It offered the slowest transfer times in our tests at a snail-paced 15:18 for 1GB of data. However, it was also the cheapest of the 2GB offerings and compared very favourably with the price per GB ratio of the other sticks being tested. It also comes with a lanyard, which is great if you want to wear it around your neck.

Like the Kingston, Crucial’s drive didn’t require a powered USB port and could be plugged into a USB hub or Apple keyboard. If you have few spare USB ports on your Mac its definitely worth checking whether you will need to fork out for a powered USB hub to go with the flash drive. Unlike the Kingston drive, though, the Gizmo’s lid is easily lost. The gizmo!overdrive comes in 1GB, 2GB and 4GB versions – we tested the 2GB version.

OUR VERDICT

The Gizmo!overdrive offers great value for money and is compact, but the data transfer performance was a little disappointing.

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