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bargain 32gb USB drive at Play.com only £9.99

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Amazing price for a 32gb USB flash drive, 32gb for less than £10, got to be worth every penny!

The Play.com Flash Drive from Play.com makes it easy to quickly save and transport your important data. Users can transfer documents, pictures, movie clips and music to other computers with a USB port.

Currently £13.99 but with overall good reviews.
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#1
Bargain price, but dreadful product, have sent 2 back for failing, ended up with a refund
1 Like #2
32gb drives seem to be hovering around the £10 mark now which is nice! I have had this drive for over a year and never had a problem, pretty fast write speed too
#3
Good price, but I wouldn't feel comfortable trusting it with 32GB of anything even half important.I like to know my data is still going to be there when I plug my memory stick into a computer.

Heat for the price, but I wouldn't buy one.
#4
Bought one of these not so long ago and it was faulty so I sent it back.
#5
Shoddy product I am afraid and likely to fail

Bargain price.
#6
Reviews look ok.Speeds are pretty good for a cheap stick.
Heat added.
#7
I bought one at £16 about 12-18 months ago and never had a problem with it. For its price it is slow but you would expect that for a cheap drive. I own 3 play drives and none have failed so far (touch wood). You all must have bad luck. Excellent price for it though :)
#8
bought one..just for mp3s into the TV ..had 2 of their 4gb ones for years with no problems
#9
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
1 Like #10
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Jaaj2 minutes agoShow comment toolsReply #9Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
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I think you'll find that was an issue with the drive being formatted as FAT32 rather than the USB drive - reformat it as NTFS and it will accept files over 4GB.
#11
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.

Reformat as NTFS rather than FAT32?
#12
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Jaaj2 minutes agoShow comment toolsReply #9Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
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I think you'll find that was an issue with the drive being formatted as FAT32 rather than the USB drive - reformat it as NTFS and it will accept files over 4GB.
#13
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Jaaj2 minutes agoShow comment toolsReply #9Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
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I think you'll find that was an issue with the drive being formatted as FAT32 rather than the USB drive - reformat it as NTFS and it will accept files over 4GB.
#14
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
The larger capacity drives always come as FAT32 by default in order to work with older versions of windows or other OS's. Just follow the steps in this guide and you'll be able to save larger files.
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Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this to you but if you format it as NTFS instead of FAT32 then you can transfer any sized files.
#16
welcome to below £10 for 32GB..
expect other companies to come up in 3 months..
#17
badasschris
Not sure if anyone has mentioned this to you but if you format it as NTFS instead of FAT32 then you can transfer any sized files.

or exFAT, which might be a better choice for plugging into devices.
#18
glduuk
Shoddy product I am afraid and likely to fail

Bargain price.

Looks like a cheap brand and many returns too by the look of things. Will pay a few more quid for a recognized brand.
#19
I've got the 16gb one and never had a problem with it, touch wood. Bought a 32gb one from the Hut over the weekend for £10.99.

Russell
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Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.

Have you tried formatting it as NTFS?
#21
I think ticker tape would be faster.
1 Like #22
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
I want to be the first one to tell you, reformat it as NTFS and it will accept files over 4GB.
Your welcome.
#23
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.

I thought that I'd bring some fresh ideas to the table, have you tired reformatting it to NTFS yet? Worth a try.
#24
"oh noes, you might lose your data" I'm not sure who actually keeps their sole copy of their most important files on the flash drives. If you're in the market for a cheap and nasty drive, then this is the one, it has to be a hot deal for 32GB.

If you're in the market for something better, then you are in the wrong place looking at sub £10 non branded drive, go for a known brand with more of a data background, backed up by some decent review or product tests.

This will be perfect for some people (e.g. would be fine for me if I needed one), but too much to handle for others that want faster read / write and better reliability. Then there are always these people - "arghhh, all the only copy of our wedding video was on that drive" - who should be careful too, that's the same with any flash drive though AFAIK.

Lukewarm!

Edited By: jjintheuk on Jun 18, 2012 21:18
#25
Hot... but some worrying comments about quality. I would stick to one of the Duracell products from the 7dayshop.com (_;)
#26
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.

Once upon a time I too found myself in this quandary. but then I joined the NTFS hype!
No more will I fear the realms of 4+ gigabytes! HaHA!

:{
#27
bawbagg
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
I want to be the first one to tell you, reformat it as NTFS and it will accept files over 4GB.
You're welcome.

Alternatively, you could use exFat
#28
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.

Ive trawled this thread and i have to say that with all the tech-savvy cats on here im surprised nobody has come back with a solution for this one.

What you need to do is reformat the drive from FAT32 into NTFS.
#29
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.
I would suggest formatting it to EXT3 which can handle your larger files
#30
Jaaj
Gotta say I had one of these a while ago and it was a 16GB, even though it quoted 16gb is wasnt true 16gb as it could only hold files smaller than 4gb. For me wanting to transfer 9gb file it was useless unless i could split the file.

I'm surprised no-one has helped you with this, hope I'm not too late, there is a simple solution to this problem, right click on your drive, select format and choose NTFS, NTFS (New Technology File System) will allow you to save files bigger than 4gb.

Don't mention it I'm glad to be of assistance,
#31
I've had two of these for some months without problems.

On the other hand, if you rely on one single device for holding important data then you are asking for trouble ... It is only a matter of time until you lose that data. Multiple backups are the answer for important data, people.
#32
Play's own brand USB drives are appalling.

I have had 3 fail within a few months.
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Bump as we are getting a lot of relists, thanks to the OP all the members posting reminders

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