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-- Vantec Go 2.0 8in1 Card Reader
-- Category: Review
-- Posted by: GideonX
-- Posted on: 2004-05-28
-- Price: ~ $29.95 USD
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The Vantec Go 2.0 is just a bit larger than a credit card. It provides easy portability in a laptop or school bag.

All the memory card slots are located on the front. I would have preferred a cover to prevent dust from getting in during non-use. However, with a can of air, that shouldn't be a problem.

On the right side, there's the 3 extra USB 2.0 ports.

And on the left side, you have the power adapter port and USB to PC port.

The L-shaped power cord does not fully insert into the unit. Don't forcefully push it as it is supposed to stick out a bit.

We used a 128MB compact flash card full of miscellaneous pictures from our previous reviews. The card was inserted into the Sandisk and a file transfer test was conducted using Sisoft Sandra. The same process was repeated using the Vantec Go 2.0 unit. Both readers were connected to an Asus P4b533 utilizing USB 2.0 connectivity. There is a very faint LED that flashes while the reader is working, it is definitely not noticable unless you stare directly at it.

The Sandisk reader was only able to achieve a max of 765KB/s while the Vantec roped in more than twice the speed at 1724KB/s. We did take into account that the Sandisk was only as fast as USB 1.1 would allow, while the Vantec had full USB 2.0 support.

Overall, if we factor in the prices at this point in time, it would be silly to purchase a reader that did not off what the Vantec does in memory card support. Not only that, it provides the hub ability by providing 3 extra USB 2.0 ports. I'll be replacing the Sandisk with the Vantec definitely.



Pros:

  • USB 2.0 support
  • Small footprint
  • 8 memory formats supported!
  • 3 extra USB 2.0 ports


Cons:

  • No dust cover
  • LED can barely be seen

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