So we’re putting a hold on selling RACHEL-USB for the moment - we’ve found that the USB drives we were using were not very reliable. We want to ship it on a USB with a write-protect switch, because we know how often USB flash drives become a vector for computer viruses. However there are very few USB drives with write-protect switches these days.
Right now I’m testing out the following under USB 3.0:
- 32GB Netac U335 - this is what we’ve been using - inexpensive, with write protect switch
- 32GB Kangru SS3 - this is an expensive drive with a write protect switch
- 64GB Lexar S25 - mid-range, but NO write protect switch
I have a script just hammering away at these drives and we’ll see how long they each take to fail. Hope to report back soon… but not too soon!