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GoldenMars 1GB GeeDom GU-P05 USB Flash Drive Review
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Introduction

The name GoldenMars Technology is sure to draw a blank from most users. They are not a well-known company by any means. But that seems set to change with their recent push to promote their products online.

GoldenMars Technology was founded in California in 1997 and now has factories in both the United States and Taiwan. They are currently focused on producing computer components like memory modules, flash drives, memory cards and multimedia players.

Today, we are going to take a look at their latest value-line USB flash drives, the GU-P05 GeeDom flash drive. There are actually two value series - the GU-P04 value series and the GU-P05 high-speed value series.

Even though GoldenMars is marketing it as a high-speed value series, the value label does conjure up images of trips to the water cooler or the loo while waiting for your data transfers to complete. Well, we will see just how fast this high-speed value-line flash drive is.

 

The Package

The GU-P05 GeeDom came in a heat-sealed plastic retail package. However, we really hate opening such packages.

The seal also makes it pretty hard to reuse the package in the future for those who want to resell the drive in the future.

Like many retail packages, what you see is what you get. You can see the GeeDom flash drive through the clear plastic in the front.

The lanyard is hidden in a compartment in the back of the package. GoldenMars actually designed the package so that retailers can stack them on top of each other with minimal use of space. Let's take a look inside.

 

Contents

Cutting through the thick plastic, we freed the GeeDom and its accessories from the confines of the package.

This is what you will find in the package of the GoldenMars GU-P05 GeeDom :

  • One GoldenMars 1GB GeeDom GU-P05 flash drive
  • One lanyard

It is a spartan affair. The flash drive only comes with a lanyard and none of the other frills like driver CD or USB extension cable.

But do you really need a driver CD? And how many people actually use those USB extension cables? Let's not forget that this is a value-line drive, with a focus on keeping costs low. Many users probably wouldn't mind going without the frills if it saves them money.



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