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16GB USB Flash Drive / Ready Boost Enabled £17.49 delivered @ Play.com

£17.49 @ Play.Com
Does what it says on the tin - RRP £29.99 16gb USB flash drive....
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7y, 5m agoFound 7 years, 5 months ago
Does what it says on the tin - RRP £29.99

16gb USB flash drive....
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#1
There are many others in same price range. Not particularly hot.
#2
for some insane reason play are also selling 2 of these in a bundle for £44.99 .... :s
#3
Not good price
#4
Whats not to like £17 quid seems on the money. Windows 7 is out in a couple weeks and it removes the 4gb limitation on these drives for readyboost so if your gonnna use it for that then its a decent deal. Just as a pen drive, lukewarm.
#5
ukraja;6497705
Not good price


OK, so tell us where the cheaper ones are
#6
nihcaj
OK, so tell us where the cheaper ones are


ukraja
Not good price


Would also like to know as I'm looking for a cheap one for uni
#7
16gb

my first PC had a 750k hard drive

you got to love technology
#8
I bought a sandisk 16gb about 9months ago for £14.99

This offer here is cold
#9
Paid less that this from play for the same flash drive 6 months ago.... :(
#10
xanderex;6508387
I bought a sandisk 16gb about 9months ago for £14.99

This offer here is cold



Yeah, but seeing as my time machine is broken, where are the 16gig readyboost cert drives for this price NOW!
#11
[email protected];6508482
Paid less that this from play for the same flash drive 6 months ago.... :(


I paid £3750 for my first flat, but I can't buy one NOW!

What is the matter with people today, this site is supposed to be about DEALS, not history lessons :-(
#12
I have a bunch of flash drives and bought a 16Gb Sandisk Titanium a while back for less than this, appreciated the same deal might now be around now. However, I'm suprised this is Readyboost, I have the same physical design drive as this in 2gb and branded Datasafe i think, came as a freebie, and it's very slow so i'd be wary.
#13
I prefer this one for 50p more by Sandisk
#14
chris197
I prefer this one for 50p more by Sandisk


Seconded, the Play ones are flimsy, brittle and ugly.
#15
And not all USB sticks write and read at the same speed. The cheap ones tend to be a lot slower.
#16
xanderex
I bought a sandisk 16gb about 9months ago for £14.99

This offer here is cold


[email protected]
Paid less that this from play for the same flash drive 6 months ago.... :(


Find me a frickin time machine for the difference and I'll be happy to gack back and pick some up for everyone...
#17
Wongo;6510079
And not all USB sticks write and read at the same speed. The cheap ones tend to be a lot slower.


Exactly why I mentioned Readyboost enabled - yes you can use anything, but the speed, as you say can be low.

Now I have one machine running Windows 7, I was wanting to look at using a biger readyboost cache and comparing it with eBoostr
#18
hot deal since there isnt any cheaper than this right now, but personally id agree and go for the sandisk for 50p more. i have 2 of the 4gbs and they are lightening fast! ironically i paid this price for only one of my 4's when i got them!

flash pen drive deals are always coming around, and if youre not too fussed about speed and all that, as long as its around £1 a gb, its a good deal!

I cant say much about this drive personally as ive never used it, but i can say that the sandisk cruzers are brilliant, especially with the U3 software built in for the avast antivirus to protect. Worth the 50p imho
#19
I have this 16gb drive AND the 16gb Sandisk Cruzer and this one is faster than the Sandisk at reading and writing. (when copying TV shows etc to and from the USB stick).
#20
Interesting RRP deduction considering its their own branded product.
#21
icehawk
Interesting RRP deduction considering its their own branded product.
They're Integral drives with the Play.com logo, thats where the £29.99 RRP comes from.

I notice that some mentioned the SanDisk alternative but I'd go for this over that one, these are a lot sturdier than they look and the lid also clips onto the back of it when its off. If anyone needs something thats as tough as nails then get a Corsair Flash Voyager, they have a rubber skin so bounce when dropped, don't crack if stepped on and are also waterproof. If you look around you can find the 16GB version for around £25.

One thing to mention if you do get one of these (or any other large capacity flash drive) is to consider reformating it to NTFS straight away, details here. If you don't then you won't be able to transfer any single file that is larger than 4GB, it's a restriction with the default FAT32 that almost all flash drives come in.

edit: Voted Hot by the way, don't let the Play.com branding put you off this as these are good quality drives.
#22
John Locke
Whats not to like £17 quid seems on the money. Windows 7 is out in a couple weeks and it removes the 4gb limitation on these drives for readyboost so if your gonnna use it for that then its a decent deal. Just as a pen drive, lukewarm.


i've had windows 7 for weeks
#23
chris197
I prefer this one for 50p more by Sandisk


I also agree, the extra 50p for the Sandisk is prefered. Quicker transfer times, and quality brand backing the product. I've had a 4gb one of them for ages (bought about the same price I think) and it's top notch :)
#24
I just bought the orange and black Duracell 16GB from Scan on special for around £20.

Soft rubber on the outside and it is a capless design plus you can put it on your keyring without worrying about it snapping off or loosing the drive but still keeping the cap.

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