As a data storage manufacture, Samsung always does best to improve its products to meet more and more customers’ requirements. Samsung USB 3.1 BAR Plus is such a representative. Now, you can read this post to learn the performance as well as some other information about this drive.

Samsung USB 3.1 BAR Plus Flash Drive Has Been Improved

The Samsung USB 3.1 flash drive has been updated by the company with a modern design. And it has more color options for you to choose and it gets much more capacity.

The Samsung BAR Plus flash drive is for USB 3.1 and it comes with more advanced performance now. For example, the read speed of the drive can reach up to 300MB/s, and the largest capacity of the drive is 256GB now.

As a portable flash drive, the Samsung USB 3.1 BAR Plus is designed to take a beating. This flash drive can bear a drop including into the water. Besides, it can be jostled around in a pocket or backpack. More powerful, it can protect itself when it is put through an X-ray. Additionally, it is magnet-proof and temperature-proof.

More importantly, this Samsung USB 3.1 BAR Plus flash drive owns a key ring with which you will not lose it easily.

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Samsung USB 3.1 BAR Plus Specifications

To know a flash drive, you need to learn its specifications. Now, we will list them as follows:

Product type: USB 3.1 flash drive

Design: BAR Plus

Series: BAR Plus

Application: PC and Notebook

Interface: USB 3.1

Storage Capacity: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB, 256GB

Data transfer speed: the read speed is up to 300MB/s, and the write speed is slower than read speed

Working environment:

  • Water-resistant, Temperature proof
  • Operating temperature: 0-60°C
  • Non-operating temperature: -10-70°C

Shock:

  • Acceleration: 1,500g
  • Duration time: 0.5ms, Direction: x,y,z 3 times

Dimensions: WxDxH: 1.6 x 0.6 x 0.5 inches

Weight: 1.2g

Warranty: 5-year limited

Design and Build

This Samsung USB 3.1 flash drive has a basic design with harder edges. There are two kinds of color for you to choose and they are Titan Gray and Champagne Silver. The company name is marked on the top side of the drive and the capacity is listed on the bottom.

Performance

As for the performance of the drive, we ran IOMeter on the HP Z2 Mini workstation. Here, we compare the Samsung BAR Plus 3.1 to these two drives: SanDisk Extreme Pro USB 3.1 and Samsung BAR 3.0

As to the sequential speeds, the Samsung BAR plus read and write speeds are 283.48MB/s and 61.84MB/s. While, the SanDisk Extreme Pro is 415.4MB/s read and 353.7MB/s. Compared to Samsung BAR 3.0, there is a big improvement using 3.1 with the original numbers of read and write being 47.61MB/s and 43.75MB/s.

With 2MB random, the Samsung BAR Plus 3.1 read and write speeds are 269.31MB/s and 56.01MB/s. while, the SanDisk wins with 321.92MB/s read and 187.19MB/s write. Still, the Samsung BAR 3.0 only has 32.94MB/s read and 15.93MB/s write.

For 4K random, the Samsung BAR Plus 3.1 can show a performance with 3,009 IOPS read and 1,884 IOPS write. This indicates that there is a big improvement over the previous version with 965.23 IOPS read and 22.07 IOPS write.

Conclusion

The design of Samsung USB 3.1 flash drive is beautiful and the drive performance has some big improvements compared to the 3.0 version. You can believe that the Samsung flash drive will have more improvements in the future.

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