7dayshop.com Memory - USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 16GB - FAST 135x - BLACK CAPLESS SWIVEL £12.49 delivered @ 7 Day Shop - HotUKDeals
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7dayshop.com Memory - USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 16GB - FAST 135x - BLACK CAPLESS SWIVEL £12.49 delivered @ 7 Day Shop

£12.49 @ 7dayShop
Was posted a week or two ago at £12.99, now even cheaper still at just £12.49 for a high speed 16GB USB drive - amazing value. Readyboost Enabled Nice rubber feel Quality swivel action Gree… Read More
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6y, 6m agoFound 6 years, 6 months ago
Was posted a week or two ago at £12.99, now even cheaper still at just £12.49 for a high speed 16GB USB drive - amazing value.

Readyboost Enabled
Nice rubber feel
Quality swivel action
Green Led on Light
Keyring attachable,
Write Speed Up To: 6.0mb/s
Read Speed Up To: 20.5mb/s (135x)
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#1
poor quality/speed
#2
Expect to have problems with these
I received 5 of these last week and every one of them was faulty. They each had the same fault that the last 1.4GB of the memory did not seem to exist and each location read back a 0. These are also very poorly made. The housing is 2 bits of plastic pushed together and a blob of silicon to hold the board in place.
Edit: Also write speed was only 4mB/Sec

Edited By: Frizzle on Oct 27, 2010 11:31: Extra info
#3
I agree with the previous comments: They are slow and of poor quality. I guess you get what you pay for. I'm sending mine purchased last week back!!!

Think I'll pay a little more for a "Super Talent" one, I've had an 8GB device for about 2 years, it's 3 times the speed of this 7dayshop rubbish and perfectly reliable.
#4
Frizzle
Expect to have problems with these
I received 5 of these last week and every one of them was faulty. They each had the same fault that the last 1.4GB of the memory did not seem to exist and each location read back a 0. These are also very poorly made. The housing is 2 bits of plastic pushed together and a blob of silicon to hold the board in place.
Edit: Also write speed was only 4mB/Sec


Does that take into account the amount of space you lose due to formatting?
#5
Can anyone recommend a different one. I was going to but one today but am thinking differently now.
#6
MBeeching
Does that take into account the amount of space you lose due to formatting?

The USB stick reports 1.4GB of data more than it actually has. Although it may appear to work OK, when it gets nearly full it will start losing data.

Edited By: Frizzle on Oct 27, 2010 11:53: typo
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RNLIZorro
Can anyone recommend a different one. I was going to but one today but am thinking differently now.


I'm still waiting for someone to post a deal on a memory stick that isn't slow according to someone (_;)
#8
MBeeching
RNLIZorro
Can anyone recommend a different one. I was going to but one today but am thinking differently now.


I'm still waiting for someone to post a deal on a memory stick that isn't slow according to someone (_;)

LOL +1
#9
Frizzle
MBeeching
Does that take into account the amount of space you lose due to formatting?


The USB stick reports 1.4GB of data more than it actually has. Although it may appear to work OK, when it gets nearly full it will start losing data.


All 16GB drives will always format down to 14.6GB, whether you pay £12 or £120, due to the way the manufacturers make them.

Are you saying your drive shows 16GB, but won't write to the last 1.4GB? If so, it sounds like the drive needs reformatting, to show the correct capacity.
#10
need a good deal on a 32GB
#11
andyken
All 16GB drives will always format down to 14.6GB, whether you pay £12 or £120, due to the way the manufacturers make them.Are you saying your drive shows 16GB, but won't write to the last 1.4GB? If so, it sounds like the drive needs reformatting, to show the correct capacity.
Reformatting the drive using windows won't help because it reports more memory than it actually has. The usb memory controller chip may be able to be reprogammed to allow it to work correctly but I sent mine back as it was not worth the hassle.
#12
need a good deal on a fast as feck one .
have some heat .
#13
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/usb-2-0-flash-key-drive-16gb-for-12/780543

was already updated in the previous thread that its reduced.
#14
Bought this recently. No problems with it working or copying data, but it is very slow. Depends if you're going to be using it lots or not. Good price, but build quality is not amazing either!
#15
I sent mine back, testing it with h2testw resulted in read/write errors, funnily enough, at about 80% full.
Oh, and the speed - 3.5Mb/s write, 15.4Mb/s read - truly a snail
#16
I bought unknowingly a fake Sony Ericsson Memory Stick Pro Duo for my mobile phone and it encountered the exact same problems people are experiencing with this memory stick. It appears to work fine, until you start filling it with data, then suddenly you get data corruption and suddenly it becomes difficult to write or delete files from the unit...
#17
asl9791
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/usb-2-0-flash-key-drive-16gb-for-12/780543

was already updated in the previous thread that its reduced.


No, it wasn't, I checked before I posted.

Looks like he saw my post, expired it and changed the price on his, which is not too friendly IMO. :(
#18
Sandisk 16GB Cruzer Blade USB Flash Drive RRP £34.95 selling at £15.49 including postage, may be worth the extra investment: http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Cruzer-Blade-Flash-Drive/dp/B002U1ZBG0/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1288192215&sr=1-3
#19
andyken
asl9791
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/usb-2-0-flash-key-drive-16gb-for-12/780543was already updated in the previous thread that its reduced.
No, it wasn't, I checked before I posted.Looks like he saw my post, expired it and changed the price on his, which is not too friendly IMO. :(
i stand corrected and apologise :)
#20
got it when it was 12.99, great value , as for speed, dont know a lot about computers but it takes about 5 min to transfer a c.700kb movie from laptop to it. I thought the build was alrightno problems with it. Have deliberatley filled it up with stuff after reading above and it has taken everything no problems
#21
desdan
it takes about 5 min to transfer a c.700kb movie


Told you it was slow, 2.3kb/s !!! :p
#22
So, enough about which not to buy - can anyone reccomended a 'fast' 16gb?
#23
I bought a couple of the 8GB versions of these from 7dayshop about a year or so ago, and found them to be about the best flash drives I’ve got. Speed isn’t a problem, robustness isn‘t either. Certainly compared to the pair of stupid Sandisk 4GB I picked up from Asda during the year, which are unbelievably slow.

I’ve stopped using the big capacity ones like 16GB as invariably they get lost and it’s a lot to lose, whereas the 4 and 8GB units I use now aren’t quite so expensive a loss when they inevitably do get lost or taken. I quite like my 7dayshop ones (but as I say, those are 8GB and probably over a year ago). Trouble is, I’ve got a “netbook-installer” hackintosh installer (for Dell mini 10v) sitting on one, and the other now has a running installation of Plugbox linux for a Pogoplug living on it.
#24
Frizzle
Expect to have problems with theseI received 5 of these last week and every one of them was faulty. They each had the same fault that the last 1.4GB of the memory did not seem to exist and each location read back a 0. These are also very poorly made. The housing is 2 bits of plastic pushed together and a blob of silicon to hold the board in place.Edit: Also write speed was only 4mB/Sec

Have to say I've just tseted mine and got the same result! Grrr!

A measured real time write to 'fill' the drive was 3.78Mb/sec...and 1.4Gb's worth was missing from a folder!

Mine's going back for a refund :(
#25
DON'T BUY THESE DRIVES!

THEY ARE OBVIOUSLY FAULTY!

MIGHT JUST BE A 'BAD BATCH'...BUT...

Write speed is less than half what is quoted on the website!
#27
Well, that 16GB Bytestor is what I had before the 7dayshop ones, and I left it in a computer over lunchtime and someone took it! I’m not sure if that behaviour is specific to Bytestor, or 16GB drives in general, or because mine was pink (which makes products cheaper (after a while)).
#28
I bought one of these the other day from my XBOX. It appears to work okay, but did not pass the XBOX USB performance test.
#29
Chris Type R
I bought one of these the other day from my XBOX. It appears to work okay, but did not pass the XBOX USB performance test.


What ones do? I got the Sandisk, and my Xbox (the slim model) also says it doesn't pass the test. Seems to work ok, but I still get the message. I've experimented with three different makes, and I get the same message every time. They also take ages to respond, while my old xbox was much less finicky playing files and would just do it without grumble. I like custom soundtracks to games (especially racing), and it's annoying to wait ages for it to read the stick.

Anyone recommend a particularly xbox friendly one?
#30
I got two of them :)

both of them showing 15.1gb or summit like that

only problem is that neither of them can be formatted in NTFS they crash during the format, then corrupt. Would only work when i low level formatted them back to FAT32.

Corrupt or design feature?

Kev
#31
IlesKevinPC
Corrupt or design feature?Kev

I suspect faulty. Have you tested them with the h2testw program?
#32
I found this yesterday - the 16GB Verbatim Store 'n' Go for approx. £24 from Amazon appears to be the way to go.

http://www.trustedreviews.com/storage/review/2010/05/24/Fastest-USB-Flash-Drives-for-Xbox-360/p1

Duckman
Chris Type R
I bought one of these the other day from my XBOX. It appears to work okay, but did not pass the XBOX USB performance test.


What ones do? I got the Sandisk, and my Xbox (the slim model) also says it doesn't pass the test. Seems to work ok, but I still get the message. I've experimented with three different makes, and I get the same message every time. They also take ages to respond, while my old xbox was much less finicky playing files and would just do it without grumble. I like custom soundtracks to games (especially racing), and it's annoying to wait ages for it to read the stick.

Anyone recommend a particularly xbox friendly one?
#33
Further to my post above, I see with interest that they have revised the website write speed description to 'up to 6mbps' - [previously 8.5mbps] - though of course it is still substanially slower than this at 3.7mbps. http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_6&products_id=106966

I strongly advise anyone who has one of these to put it through it's paces with that h2testw program as mentioned by Frizzle above - do a google for it - as it will prove definitely whether it is faulty or not.




Edited By: Faythur on Oct 28, 2010 10:39: .
#34
Bit sorry I posted this deal now, 7 Day Shop are coming out of it decidedly poorly, although maybe it is good that people are made aware....
2 Likes #35
Don't be sorry at all Andyken. I had bought one based on the previous posting. Hardly your fault they are selling dodgy stuff.

If it wasn't for decent folks like you, we wouldn't know about the bargains in the first place [I paid 50p more BTW :)]

Cheers mate.
#36
Yeh, don't feel bad op, you weren't to know.

Also must give credit to 7Dayshop, they dealt with the return process ok
#37
i formated mine to ntfs now it works fine.i have it pluged in to my hd freeview recorder.works fine.
bargain.
#38
This product is faulty, it has about 1gb of faulty sectors
#39
Chris Type R
I found this yesterday - the 16GB Verbatim Store 'n' Go for approx. £24 from Amazon appears to be the way to go.
[url=http://www.trustedreviews.com/storage/review/2010/05/24/Fastest-USB-Flash-Drives-for-Xbox-360/p1]


Ah, cheers. Looks interesting. Thanks!
#40
IlesKevinPC
I got two of them :)

both of them showing 15.1gb or summit like that

only problem is that neither of them can be formatted in NTFS they crash during the format, then corrupt. Would only work when i low level formatted them back to FAT32.

Corrupt or design feature?

Kev


same problem

mines is getting sent back

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