Verbatin V3 MAX 32GB speed test

Looking for a fast USB drive to use on my Chromebook, which only has USB2, I came across what appears to be bargain "fast" USB3 drive from Verbatim. Claimed transfer is 175MB/s on USB3, of course you will not get this on USB2 but I was hoping it would comfortably max out the USB2 limits. 

Here are the results:


On my HP laptop:

[~] # hdparm -t /dev/sdb

 Timing buffered disk reads:  96 MB in  3.03 seconds =  31.69 MB/sec

[/media/VERBATIM] $ dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=10240 count=102400
102400+0 records in
102400+0 records out
1048576000 bytes (1.0 GB) copied, 42.0829 s, 24.9 MB/s

Which is what I was hoping for, from wikipedia the maximum USB2 throughput is  35 MB/s.