Mushkin SWAP 32GB USB 3.1 Type-C Flash Drive

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Mushkin SWAP 32GB USB 3.1 Type-C Flash Drive
Testing and Final Thoughts

Product: Mushkin SWAP 32GB USB 3.1 Type-C Flash Drive
Provided By: Mushkin
Price: $17.99 MSRP at time of publication



Today we are taking a quick look at the Mushkin SWAP 32GB OTG drive. This drive supports USB 3.1 speeds as well as a Type-C connection for hooking up to your mobile device or new laptop / ultrabook that has a USB Type-C connection. It's small, and while some may say that size matters, Mushkin states that it's "Rigid in all the right places." So, it's. Right.



First Look:

The Swap comes in 32GB and 64GB versions and the read speeds are impressive at 180MB/s and 225MB/s respectively. The downside with the 32GB version is the write speeds are a fair bit slower than it's larger sibling. They clock in at 20MB/s and 65MB/s respectively. On the read side of things, the 45MB/s difference isn't all that big of a deal as the read speed of both is fast, but on the write side of the equation, 45MB/s slower than 65MB/s feels like an old USB 2.0 flash drive.



Product Features:

  • Dual USB connectors - USB Type C and standard USB Type A
  • Ultra high speed transfer rates
  • USB On-The-Go (OTG) compatible
  • Fully compliant with USB 3.1 Gen 1 specification; backwards compatible with USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 specification
  • Aluminum housing for added durability and shock resistance
  • Supports Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP 32/64-bit, Linux, and Mac OS X
  • Built-in BCH ECC
  • Built-in wear-leveling


Masterful combination of style, performance and functionality
The Mushkin SWAP stands apart in the world of boring old micro USB Flash drives, constructed with the utmost attention to detail to be Ultra compact and powerful, every Mushkin SWAP is built to be a true masterpiece.

Do more with less
The ultra-compact USB 3.1 Type-C high-performance flash drive allows you to move content quickly and easily between your smartphone, tablet and computer. Saving you time and space while freeing up memory on your mobile devices.

Tested for battle, built for success
Every Mushkin SWAP undergoes stringent testing and quality checks. So, you can rest easy knowing that your SWAP drive is more than capable of surviving the bumps and bruises of everyday life.

SWAPable USB 3.1 Type-A and USB Type-C connector
SWAP between USB Type-A and USB Type-C connector with ease. The Mushkin SWAP goes beyond the standard and allows you to quickly SWAP between a Type-A or Type-C connector enabling you to switch between devices while on the go.


Extreme Performance
Unparalleled speeds to save time and money while transferring content rich data.

Optical Data Flow
Optimized for dependable and reliable data flow.

Ideal for Photography
Both amateur and professional photographers alike can rely on Muskin SD/microSD products for fast, reliable storage.

Ideal for Video
Exceptional choice for video capture and storage.

2 Year Warranty
Quality guaranteed – we offer a 2-year limited warranty on this product.




USB Specification: 3.1 Gen 1
Capacity: 32GB
Read Speed: Up to 180MB/s
Write Speed: Up to 20MB/s
ReadyBoost: Yes






On the next page, we'll cover testing and wrap things up with our final thoughts.