A Closer Look
Measuring in at a shade over 7cm long from end to end, the MX-ES isn’t the smallest drive, given its capacity, that we have seen on the market. This comes down to the use of SLC NAND, which, as mentioned on the first page, does result in a bigger die size during production, hence the larger case needed to house only 32GB of storage.
The drive is finished off with a nice red metal casing and a clear plastic end through which the activity LED can be seen.
Like the 16GB drive that I looked at before, the 32GB SKU is also USB3.0 driven with speeds of up to 170MB/s read and 185MB/s write promised in the specifications.
Unlike some other drives that clearly have their capacity written on the case, the MX-ES is more discrete. For those with a keen eye, looking at the underside of the USB plug reveals which capacity is in hand by looking at the last three characters – 32G as seen here.