PNY USB Flash Drives Go Pear-Shaped

PNY tried the infinity symbol, but didn't really manage it very well

The infinity symbol in the Greek alphabet does look like a horizontal 8, like this "∞," but PNY didn't really manage to reproduce it when it made the HP v180w flash drive.

The device looks more like a squashed pear, albeit a strangely symmetrical one. It strives to “deliver the message of infinite love and peace,” according to the press release.

The storage capacities buyers can choose from are 4 GB, 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB. As curious as it may sound, the first two make the most sense.

16 GB and 32 GB are good for large files, but the temptation to copy Blu-ray videos on them will likely result in frustration at how slowly the process is completed. The reason is that, sadly, USB 3.0 is not supported (5 Gbps), only 2.0 (480 Mbps).

The other two capacities are decent specs for drives that write at 4 MB/s and read and 14 MB/s. Find more on the v180w here.

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