We ran speed tests with both Crystal Disk Mark and ATTO, which both may use high queue depth (more simultaneous transfers) as a part of their tests, which is representative of transferring a number of files like dumping all of your pictures for post-processing. The sequential tests also allow us to verify that the transfer rates of the cards are being met.
Using a Kingston 128GB Class 10 SDXC card we get very strong performance in both read and write. The Class 10 card is rated for a minimum of 10 MB/s transfers, and we see upwards of 17.1 MB/s for 1MB sequential write speeds. Read speeds were also very high which is where we’d see a USB 2.0 reader start to fall behind, giving us about a 50 MB/s read speed, which will help you dump your precious pictures onto your computer that much faster.
For write speeds, the USB 3.0 capability is under-utilized, but you will be able to read about twice as fast when pulling your files to your computer from USB 2.0, so you’ll see a nice boost from the MobileLite G3 coming from a USB 2.0 reader.
The included LED is extremely faint and is nearly-invisible in normal lighting. In the dark it can be made out relatively easily, but for the most part it lacks functionality