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32GB USB Memory Stick only £32 (36.95 delivered) @ ASDA £32.00

£32.00 @ George (Asda George)
"This USB stick has a massive 32GB worth of storage. Bearing in mind a lot of entry level spec laptops only have 80GB it shows just how advanced this product is. It can hold the equivalent of 13056 pi… Read More
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"This USB stick has a massive 32GB worth of storage. Bearing in mind a lot of entry level spec laptops only have 80GB it shows just how advanced this product is. It can hold the equivalent of 13056 pictures (dependent on megapixel) or up to 512 hours of music. It is also USB 2.0 which allows much higher speeds than the previous 1.1. Finally this product comes with a 5 year warranty for peace of mind."

Will this be in-store as well? I'm guessing so.

Dont forget quidco =D 2.5% which isnt much but it's a bonus.

Thanks to aerotec for finding a picture. It isn't possible to copy an image off ASDA website.
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suspended#1
nice find warm from me just because play have a 16gb stick at less than a pound a gb but £1 per gb still good.
#2
good price imo

heat added
#3
Just shows how much money Apple are making out of Flash based ipods / ipod touch / iphones.

32GB for £32! Good - because generally at this price your lucky not to get a fake flash drive.
I think i will be selling the last of my DSG Group Shares - Dixons can't even overcharge for flash drive now. Is this the start of the Asda assault on the taking over existing PCWorld Stores and turning them into Foody/techy shops.
#4
Sounds great for my 8gb netbook! Anyone got a link to a picture of it as I always carry a memory stick in my pocket so want to see the size of it and whether the connector retracts like the Sandisk models.

Edit: Doh! Helps if I click the link to see the product! Lol!

Here is a pic of it...

http://www.itproportal.com/media/images/140/32gb_usb_drive.jpg
#5
£1 per gig at this size is amazing, hot
#6
Had some of these but HP branded, the casing fell apart very quickly on all of them
1 Like #7
More importantly, does anyone know its read/write performance?
Thanks for the post.

Edit: OK, so I found these specs on another site (though they sound rather optimistic):
Manufacturer CnMemory
Write Speed Up to 12MB/s
Read Speed Up to 30MB/s

I also note the 5 year guarantee . . .

Edit: Ordered. If I remember, I'll return & post my thoughts when I receive it . . .
#8
Seems like a good deal to me :D
#9
Nice find, does anyone know if it's available in-store?
#10
nice find

excellent price, shame about the delivery costs

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Delivery Details
Delivery within 4 working days. Standard delivery charge £4.95 (Highlands/Islands & Remote areas £9.90)
#11
DVS_Dee
Nice find, does anyone know if it's available in-store?
I checked my local Asda about an hour ago and didn't see any stock.
#12
Great deal if simonspeakeasy's specs are right!

Hot hot! Said like that chilli on the Subway advert!
#13
Good price and Five year guarantee - how cheap are these going to get?
#14
Spend a little more & get a better make & speed:

[COLOR=#123889]PEAK II 32GB XTREME2 200x Flash Drive Readyboost Retail = £38.45 @ Ballicom[/COLOR]
OCZ Rally2 USB 2.0 Dual Channel Flash Memory Drive Hi Speed 32GB = £38.33 + postage @ eBuyer [they had stock a few days ago]
#15
Good find!

The OCZ Rally2 really are worth the extra money. The dual channel makes so much difference in terms of speed.
#16
Crossbow
Spend a little more & get a better make & speed:

[COLOR=#123889]PEAK II 32GB XTREME2 200x Flash Drive Readyboost Retail = £38.45 @ Ballicom[/COLOR]
OCZ Rally2 USB 2.0 Dual Channel Flash Memory Drive Hi Speed 32GB = £38.33 + postage @ eBuyer [they had stock a few days ago]

What is speed for these in Mb/sec?
and What is this 'dual channel' thing never heard of this in usb memory i think this is for RAM.
Sorry found speed for Peak seems slower half write speed and only 1mb/sec faster than this drive.
#17
http://i39.tinypic.com/2l0t2s.jpg :thumbsup:
#18
Crossbow
Spend a little more & get a better make & speed:

[COLOR=#123889]PEAK II 32GB XTREME2 200x Flash Drive Readyboost Retail = £38.45 @ Ballicom[/COLOR]
OCZ Rally2 USB 2.0 Dual Channel Flash Memory Drive Hi Speed 32GB = £38.33 + postage @ eBuyer [they had stock a few days ago]


Currently unavailable. :roll:
#19
Crossbow
Spend a little more & get a better make & speed:

[COLOR=#123889]PEAK II 32GB XTREME2 200x Flash Drive Readyboost Retail = £38.45 @ Ballicom[/COLOR]
OCZ Rally2 USB 2.0 Dual Channel Flash Memory Drive Hi Speed 32GB = £38.33 + postage @ eBuyer [they had stock a few days ago]


If you search for the cheap 16GB drives that were on here the other week myself and someone else ran tests on 3 different drives. There was next to no performance difference between the cheap Play branded drive and these so called hi-speed drives.
#20
damn, jus got my 16gb for £16...
bargain, never expected from Asda.
Anyone know what the read/write speeds like?
#21
simonspeakeasy

Write Speed Up to 12MB/s
Read Speed Up to 30MB/s

#22
Nice find !
#23
This will be excellent for imaging your laptop hard disks upto approx 80GB so that you can restore it after a virus/crash. £32 couldn't be better spent.
Use the following
Get the free copy of Acronis True Image 10 Home/Personal Edition
http://www.acronis.co.uk/mag/ati10pe
Install and make an image of your machine to the USB Flash Drive.
Then when you find something has crashed / failed you can copy off your new data (if you can that is) and restore the machine back to how it was when you made this image within about 20 minutes.
#24
gazjon;4356498
Currently unavailable. :roll:
Posted so one can keep an eye on it & buy when it comes back into stock. What's the sarcasm for :?? I did mention they were in stock a few days ago.

OFI;4356590
If you search for the cheap 16GB drives that were on here the other week myself and someone else ran tests on 3 different drives. There was next to no performance difference between the cheap Play branded drive and these so called hi-speed drives.
What drives exactly & tests may I ask?

Write Speed Up to 12MB/s
Read Speed Up to 30MB/s
Very unlikely for this drive to have these speeds, but I stand to be corrected - if anyone can prove it is indeed correct.
#25
If its any slower than 12mb/s then really how practical is it to carry around 32gb?

I have a Sandisk 16gb Cruzer Micro U3, and it only gives me about 6mb/s, its absolutely dire! Totally impractical to use.

A few days later I got hold of a Dane-Elec 16gb stick, from 7dayshop, and its pretty good, at around 13mb/s. But even then it takes a while to copy a few gigs to it!!

If your not working with large amounts of data then really whats the point in such a large drive anyway?
#26
Hot find. Has anyone bought one yet?
#27
Crossbow
Posted so one can keep an eye on it & buy when it comes back into stock. What's the sarcasm for :?? I did mention they were in stock a few days ago.

What drives exactly & tests may I ask?

Very unlikely for this drive to have these speeds, but I stand to be corrected - if anyone can prove it is indeed correct.


http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/320550/usb-2-0-flash-key-drive-16gb-dane-e/?p=4107280#post4107280

The 16GB - Dane Elec Nacre - RAPID 170x got about 14MB/s write 31MB/s read

My El Cheapo 16GB Play one http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3431735/Play-com-16GB-USB-Flash-Drive/Product.html got 13.5MB/s write and 30MB/s read.

The test app http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1137/ATTO_Disk_Benchmark_v2.34.html
#28
Thanks for that OFI, but not the most accurate program I reckon.

Use H2testw.....|.....Info in English, & let me know the results with both. The program has an English GUI too, & is very easy to run just like the Atto one you linked to.
#29
Hot find. Has anyone bought one yet?

Should be delivered tomorrow . . .
1 Like #30
Received this morning, actually nicer and much sturdier than I expected.
Have found exactly the same one - for picture purposes here
http://www.preissuchmaschine.de/in-Speichermedium/USB-Speicher-4GB/CnMemory-Spaceloop-XL-32GB.html
, except in black but with clear ends as shown.
Has a blue led light on the end when plugged in.

Software.
Norton Internet Security 2009 (I assume OEM/three month licence)
(NIS2009 has only just come out - this is a pretty bang up to date flash drive)
O&O Media Recovery V4 which might be handy if you pull the thing out half way through a large file transfer.
Steganos Safe OEM Edition for encryption (assume 2008 Edition)
ClipInc.fx - downloads song into MP3 format from Internet Radio Stations (I'm not sure Asda would be too pleased to know they are facilitating the downfall of their own music sales)
ClipInc. records the current radio stream and saves the respective files in MP3 format to your hard disk.

Overall, the free software is good quality, NIS2009 has been optimised for speed -normally I would bin most of it - but the media recovery tool and the safe tool look good (if you use Windows that is)
Also shows up fine under Ubuntu 8.10 (tested), and is certified Linux 2.6 Compatible on the box, as well as Vista/XP/Mac OS.
Took about 17-18 secs to transfer 100MB File

Seems good quality. Would buy another. Top/lid, as stated earlier is easily lost and could do with a small cord to tie it to the flash drive. Hope this is useful
#31
Thanks for the info tightar5e.

My PNY Optima takes half the time for a 100Mb file.
#32
Crossbow
Thanks for the info tightar5e.

My PNY Optima takes half the time for a 100Mb file.


I also have the PNY Optima 8GB , and just compared it - your right Optima is around 9-10 sec to transfer 100MB file on the same machine - so the ASDA drive is a far bit slower than PNY Optima.

**Conclusion**
Transfers take nearly twice as long for the Asda, half the speed. As a backup tool, still pretty useful, but if you are using this all day and don't need a full 32GB- get a PNY Optima 16GB.
If you compare the Asda to the PNY Optima,
it roughly equates half the speed/half the price per GB or another way, twice the capacity, half the speed @ the same price point, still great value., but as said depends if you need a full 32GB.
For making an 'image' of your computer once a week/month this a fantastic bit of kit - for day/day word files/music files/videos (assuming you don't need more than 16GB) PNY Optima 16GB is better.

[COLOR="Orange"]*Updated - Have ran H2Test figures, actually performance figures for Asda Drive on my laptop
Asda:6MB/s write
Asda:23MB/s read
PNY Optima: 13MB/s write
PNY Optima: 27MB/s read

So read performance is actually not that bad[/COLOR]

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/5376694/PNY-Attache-Optima-16GB-USB-2-0-Flash-Drive/Product.html at play.com - £31.99 for the 16GB PNY Optima / 28.74 @ Misco
http://www.misco.co.uk/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=303246&CatId=3459
#33

I'd suggested couple of comparable (speedwise to the Optima) 32Gb drives for £38-40 in post #15.
#34
Crossbow
I'd suggested couple of comparable (speedwise to the Optima) 32Gb drives for £38-40 in post #15.


Apologies Crossbow.. The ebuyer deal is great but sadly out of stock. Hope everyone is aware there are alot of fake drives out there especially on ebay. It might seem cheaper on ebay, but unless its a retailer you know and trust, has a good no-nonsense returns policy - avoid cheaper unbranded flash drives.
Link to information regarding fake drives:
http://fightflashfraud.wordpress.com/

NB:The ASDA one is good quality, if only average performance.
#35
tightar5e;4368526
Apologies Crossbow.. The ebuyer deal is great but sadly out of stock.
Yes, I'm aware as mentioned. Posted so people could keep an eye on it for when it comes back into stock.

tightar5e;4368526
Hope everyone is aware there are alot of fake drives out there especially on ebay. It might seem cheaper on ebay, but unless its a retailer you know and trust, has a good no-nonsense returns policy - avoid cheaper unbranded flash drives.
Link to information regarding fake drives:
http://fightflashfraud.wordpress.com/
I agree about the many fake drives on eBay, Amazon marketplace sellers, etc. A good program for testing these is H2testw.....|.....Info in English. Can be run to test read/write speeds too, as mentioned in this post.
#36
Thanks for helping to raise awareness of the fake flash issue and linking to my wordpress blog about it. Although the blog concentrates on fake USB flash drives sold on eBay these are sold on other sites and even in the shops - apparently Walmart in the USA (Asda belongs to Walmart) was supplied with fake USB drives just before Christmas. I test all USB flash drives, memory cards etc with h2tesw now before I use them, regardless of where I buy.

I've found play.com reliable (only the company themselves not individuals posting in playtrade - I've spotted fakes there too) - bought over 30 flash drives there (I teach IT and get them for students) -only had one duff one and it wasn't a fake it was a drive that never got formatted and was missed by the manufacturer's quality control system.

I have bought genuine flash (one 4GB and one 16GB) from one regular eBay seller innovico_surplus at very good prices. I did buy genuine drives on eBay from two other sellers but they don't sell regularly. Anyone else found a genuine eBay seller that lists regularly? I'd like to put up a good guys page or post on the fightflashfraud blog but I need at least three or four before I can think about doing this.

Please spread the word about the importance of testing all flash memory items with h2testw - I know of people who lost irreplacable stuff like wedding photos, videos of the kids, University course work etc - the loss was devastating for them. The issue has also affected companies and government departments around the world. I gather that even the American Military have been affected by fake flash - a horrific thought.
#37
Just to add I ran the test (h2testw_1.4) completely on the Asda Flash Drive this afternoon, tested all areas except the area where the free software sits (99% of the 32GB) , both write - then read. Passed successfully - this is the real deal. A great price for 32GB. The reason I kept my comparisons between the 32GB and PNY Optima 16GB is the price point. £32 is a fair amount to pay, considering they will probably lose half their price in 6 months.
Asda Drive
6MB/s -write speed
23MB/s read speed
how this compares to the PNY Optima (one of the fastest available)
13MB/s-write speed
27MB/s-read speed.

Read performance is very good, so if your saving your MP3's/Videos to it then just playing them back at work - this is great. Write speed is a bit slow (average), but using it - its fast enough for me.
Even if you see something similar on ebay - I'd be very wary if it was around or below £32 for 32GB, at the moment.

Please note: I have no links with Walmart/Asda/PNY
(I think all posters should have to state if the link has been posted with commercial bias, as this is starting to become an issue)
1 Like #38
Crossbow
Thanks for that OFI, but not the most accurate program I reckon.

Use H2testw.....|.....Info in English, & let me know the results with both. The program has an English GUI too, & is very easy to run just like the Atto one you linked to.


Thanks I just used the app that was suggested :-)

Testing mine right now although unfortunately i'm unable to format it as it is but on the page you posted in one of the first comments someone else has the same drive:


Brian Gillard said
December 12, 2008 at 11:31

Bought this 16Gb USB flash drive from Play.com for £16.99 post free
It works perfectly, There are some genuine USB drives out there to be purchased.

http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3431735/Play-com-16GB-USB-Flash-Drive/Product.html

Test finished without errors.
You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
Writing speed: 14.4 MByte/s
Reading speed: 28.4 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4


Finally finished. not as good as the other test :)

Warning: Only 9187 of 15502 MByte tested.
Writing speed: 10.6 MByte/s
Reading speed: 27.1 MByte/s

I'll have to try it again when I get a chance to format it.



Out of curiousity:

My Kingston 8GB MicroSD

Warning: Only 1024 of 7592 MByte tested.
Writing speed: 9.34 MByte/s
Reading speed: 14.7 MByte/s

My SATA HDD

Warning: Only 1024 of 114371 MByte tested.
Writing speed: 47.2 MByte/s
Reading speed: 46.6 MByte/s

and my slow Kingston 1GB stick

ugh.. bored now.. :thinking:

Warning: Only 936 of 949 MByte tested.
Writing speed: 3.27 MByte/s
Reading speed: 12.7 MByte/s

lol
#39
Thanks for the tests guys.

That's very good for the Play one OFI.

tightar5e;4371178
(I think all posters should have to state if the link has been posted with commercial bias, as this is starting to become an issue)
If you suspect anyone of posting anything on this basis, report the post/member by contacting a mod. To do so, click on the red-triangle-with-exclamation icon of the particular post & briefly enter your suspicions/concerns in the text box & submit. It's their responsibility to look into it & take appropriate action if necessary.
#40
Actually my suspicions of commercial bias was not with hotukdeals or this thread, but moneysavingexpert - and a certain bank. They seem to have a team monitoring any negative posts on any of their products and applying postive spin. :thumbsup: This is off thread. So I'm stopping.

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