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8GB ScanFlash Black Small USB2 Flash Pen Drive

35.24 on deal of the day which lasts all weekend

Postage will be extra but some folk can get free postage from scan.

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#1
http://www.scan.co.uk/images/products/513601-A.jpg
#2
wonder who voted this cold. is 35quid not a good price for a 8gb pen drive?

Cheers gremlin for the piccy
#3
warmed it up for you ;)
#4
I presume somebody who doesn't get free postage is upset
#5
Well that's not me:giggle:
#6
Well i used to get it! But i never bought anything from scan since i applied for it, so last week went to put a purchase through and no free delivery even though i got my email confirmation for the free delivery. Ah well so for this reason the offer sucks for me lol but it's still a good deal! ;)

Forgot to say voted hot!
#7
8GB at this price, crazy.

How long before they dump DVD's and produce games/films on memory sticks? I know the psp can do that. How much longer until they do away with hard drives?

Anyway it's a good deal but I just can't imagine how I could use 8gb at the moment on a memory stick. Still, I voted hot.
#8
davelfc
8GB at this price, crazy.

How long before they dump DVD's and produce games/films on memory sticks? I know the psp can do that. How much longer until they do away with hard drives?

Anyway it's a good deal but I just can't imagine how I could use 8gb at the moment on a memory stick. Still, I voted hot.


I purchased 2x 4GB for this price from dvd to use for linux but this one would be even better for my linux machine!
Plus just thought might as well buy that heli that is on offer lol ;)
#9
?
cheers
#10
I voted hot, v good price for 8gb pen drive.

Ebuyer and Amazon have started to breed a pennypincher free delivery culture though.
#11
Great offer
Thanks
#12
Anyone with Windows Vista, or thinking of getting Windows Vista, should note, that the Readyboost technology (which kind of acts as extended ram, Google "Vista readyboost" for more info) that the limit is 4gb to use readyboost which can help speed up some applications on Vista computers/laptops.
#13
[SIZE=2]To use 4GB you'd have 2GB of main ram, and with that much readyboost is useless anyway. It only really makes much difference if you're horrendously short, ie 512mb or 768mb.[/SIZE]
#14
daveflc - I see where you're coming from. But one thing has never changed - hard drives have always been available in bigger capacities than flash drives. And hard drives are cheaper, per megabyte. If these trends continue (which seems very likely) then there will always be a market for hard drives. As for DVDs.. a blank DVD costs pennies, whereas a flash drive is much more expensive. Movie companies like making money, so no reason for them to switch to flash just yet.
#15
Has anyone used one of these to hold the operating system to boot off??
#16
I've got one of these, exactly the same except it's a smaller capacity.

You'll lose that cap in no time at all. Slides off as easy as (insert something rude and witty).

Why they don't make these caps secure or at least clickable when putting back on I'll never know.

Far better if it was retractable or whatever.
#17
RowanDDR
daveflc - I see where you're coming from. But one thing has never changed - hard drives have always been available in bigger capacities than flash drives. And hard drives are cheaper, per megabyte. If these trends continue (which seems very likely) then there will always be a market for hard drives. As for DVDs.. a blank DVD costs pennies, whereas a flash drive is much more expensive. Movie companies like making money, so no reason for them to switch to flash just yet.


I beg to differ! I think 2007 will be the year we start seeing flash hard drives - 160gb laptop hard drives have already been announced (sure, will take a while for prices to drop to consumer levels).
You say if the trend continues... well, there's a limit, and its being reached. Thus companies such as Seagate launching hard drives with perpendicular bits, as longitudinal bits don't allow them to acheive a high enough data densities!

Sure it'll take a while for flash disks to take over the hard drive market, but there's no reason it shouldn't really - they are completely solid state (so won't break if your laptop takes an impact) and are very low power compared to HDDs. Unless, of course, technologies such as MRAM are realised in the near future!

Dvds (and their next generation BluRay or HDDVD) are seriously threatened by flash drives already - there will be no reason to buy a disk which is large and easily damaged and needs a special drive to write on when you can carry around a 4gb stick which just plugs into any USB socket! By the time bluray or hddvd disks and drives come down in price, 25 gig USB drives will probably be available - i see no future in optical disk technology - the days where everyone used CDs will probably never be repeated!
#18
Seems to have gone up a couple quid now to £37.35, still a great deal for 8gb though so voting hot!
#19
SVP also have a Datawrite 8Gb at around this price and currently in stock. How much p&p you get stung for depends whehter you can find something else to combine it with in your order.

8GB [5596]
[COLOR=#999]Manufacturer Code: DATAWRI173[/COLOR]
[COLOR=#999][/COLOR]
£32.43
#20
Whay! ordered one my old USB stick was only 512MB RAM in regards to Windows Visa for one its too expensive and im going to wait least a year for the drivers to work :roll: oh and i used my free postage got to luv that!
#21
qpan
Dvds (and their next generation BluRay or HDDVD) are seriously threatened by flash drives already - there will be no reason to buy a disk which is large and easily damaged and needs a special drive to write on when you can carry around a 4gb stick which just plugs into any USB socket! By the time bluray or hddvd disks and drives come down in price, 25 gig USB drives will probably be available - i see no future in optical disk technology - the days where everyone used CDs will probably never be repeated!


Hmm. 1 4gb stick = £15-£20 = 4gb of portable data / backup.

£15-£20 = 100 DVD-R's = 470GB's of data / backup

I see a place for both media types for many, many years to come. USB sticks are great for carrying a limited amount of stuff with you. But right now you can't beat the huge price/capacity ratio offered by DVD-R's.

As for hard disks being dead? No chance. Seagate just announced that if their research goes as planed we'll have 30TeraByte drives within the next 5 years. The days of perpendicular recording are limited, but you only need to look at the development of computing over the years to see that whenever we hit a wall, we find a way around it and keep progressing.

Moore's law isn't in any danger just yet.
#22
qpan
I beg to differ! I think 2007 will be the year we start seeing flash hard drives - 160gb laptop hard drives have already been announced (sure, will take a while for prices to drop to consumer levels).
You say if the trend continues... well, there's a limit, and its being reached. Thus companies such as Seagate launching hard drives with perpendicular bits, as longitudinal bits don't allow them to acheive a high enough data densities!
...


You can already get them for laptops, see Sandisk:
http://www.sandisk.com/Oem/Default.aspx?CatID=1477

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