All the reviews and comparison i’ve seen only care to benchmark the I/O speeds and totally ignore two important factors concerning usb pendrives:
[li]the power consumption;[/li][li]the temperature.[/li][/ol]
The temperature is an important factor for evalutating the realiability of most eletronic devices.
The power consumption is another important factor for battery-powered and power-constrained devices like notebooks, smartphones, and mini PCs.
In the past years i’ve made myself some measurements with an USB meter and here are the results.
Actually i am looking for some benchmarks of the Toshiba pendrives that claims to have a “low-power-consumption ASIC controller” and this Verbatim pendrive that claims “30-50% lower power consumption than competitive drives”.