Busbi BOLT 16GB USB 3.0 / USB 2.0 Flash Drive - £14.99 Delivered @ Play (+ Quidco) - HotUKDeals
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A good spec 5Gbit/sec USB 3.0 flash pen drive with 2.0 backward compatibility for a great price.

Quidco further discount too though not massive to be fair....still worthwhile coming from Play.com!
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#1
If it's anything like my 4GB Busbi drive, I wouldn't expect 16GB.

Mine is supposed to be 4GB but is only 3.3GB
I appreciate that you never quite get whatr they say, but 0.7GB down...
#2
Also what is the real mbps speed, not just what is the max the usb 3 interface can handle.
#3
loopie
Also what is the real mbps speed, not just what is the max the usb 3 interface can handle.


I could look that up for you....but i figure if i've piqued your interest with this deal the least you could do is look that info up yourself!
#4
Corranga
If it's anything like my 4GB Busbi drive, I wouldn't expect 16GB.

Mine is supposed to be 4GB but is only 3.3GB
I appreciate that you never quite get whatr they say, but 0.7GB down...


Lucky you!

Mine is 3.1GB!
and painfully slow......
#5
Strangly no speed ratings on the Play website, found this on the currys site:

Bolt USB 3.0 Flash Drive delivers read/write speeds of up to 54/35 MB/s
#6
from busbi website:

Busbi has gone Super-speed with the new USB3.0 Busbi Bolt!

Store and retrieve large files with speed and ease in a compact and stylish silver finish


Features:
* Super Speed USB 3.0 compliant and USB2.0 compatible
* Super-fast data transfer speeds
* Sleek, durable and shock-resistant
* Extra-large storage capacity
* LED indicator shows power and data transfer

Capacities available: 16/32/64GB

Transfer Speeds: Read / Write MB/s
USB 2.0 35 / 22
USB3.0 54 / 35

Data retention: 10 years

Dimensions: 59.35 x 16.9 x 7mm

for a budget usb3 stick those usb3 speeds are really good.
so are the usb2 speeds but not sure why there is such a drop from 35 down to 22 for write speed?

Edited By: brilly on May 07, 2011 23:29
#7
Mine is supposed to be 4GB but is only 3.3GB


I disagree that you never get what they say - I reckon those 4Gb flash drives were faulty. I tried to install Ubuntu from three that I bought. Two failed suggesting that was written could not be read correctly. Only one worked ok. If I had tried this earlier, I would have sent them all back.

So no way am I buying any more of these Busbi things. Other flash drives have delivered on the stated capacity.
#8
I am the same. Got 3.3 GB out of the cheap 4GB stick that was on the eBay outlet; doubt I'd get anymore Busbis unless they have something super cheap.
#9
Corranga
If it's anything like my 4GB Busbi drive, I wouldn't expect 16GB.

Mine is supposed to be 4GB but is only 3.3GB
I appreciate that you never quite get whatr they say, but 0.7GB down...


You sure it's not just the general base 10 conversion. ie 16GB advertised is 16*0.91=14.56GB?
#10
now price is £24.99 Free Delivery
#11
4,000,000,000 bytes (4GB in base 10) is actually 3.7 real GB (what Windows will tell you):

4,000,000,000 / 1,024 / 1,024 / 1,024 = 3.725GB.

Anything less than that suggests it is faulty.
#12
Think it is worth the extra for a better brand or stick tbh or go a good USB2 drive.
#13
Corranga
If it's anything like my 4GB Busbi drive, I wouldn't expect 16GB.

Mine is supposed to be 4GB but is only 3.3GB
I appreciate that you never quite get whatr they say, but 0.7GB down...

Agree, ordered 2 of them last time. Worth about a quid each. Way down on what they have as memory, in fact the worst memory sticks i have purchased. Would not trust anything on these. cheap but C--p
#14
MadeDixonsCry
4,000,000,000 bytes (4GB in base 10) is actually 3.7 real GB (what Windows will tell you):

4,000,000,000 / 1,024 / 1,024 / 1,024 = 3.725GB.

Anything less than that suggests it is faulty.

You also need to account for the formatting information overhead. File allocation information, etc etc all use up more of that 3.7GB space.
#15
aarong
MadeDixonsCry
4,000,000,000 bytes (4GB in base 10) is actually 3.7 real GB (what Windows will tell you):

4,000,000,000 / 1,024 / 1,024 / 1,024 = 3.725GB.

Anything less than that suggests it is faulty.


You also need to account for the formatting information overhead. File allocation information, etc etc all use up more of that 3.7GB space.


Generally you lose about 10% of the capacity of a drive in Windows, with the base10 conversion and formatting overhead, people here are saying they've lost closer to 20%, not good.

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