My company is ordering a large number of USB flash drives for promotional purposes as well as retail sales. We will be getting a sample of them shortly to test.
The previous lot that we had failed at an unacceptable rate (before I was involved). They failed in a number of different ways. Casing came apart. Failed to mount. Corrupted contents, etc.
I want to have a tool belt of sorts at the ready when the test shipment arrives. I've done some reading and have come up with a couple things...
H2testw is a program that tests the actual capacity of the drive in order to compare it to its advertised capcity.
Check Flash runs a few more tests, speed, block test, etc.
This site listed a few more with various states of free/pay.
Besides running these benchmarking tests, is there anything else -- longevity, durability, manufacturer's reputation, etc. -- that I can/should objectively test for?