ByteStor 16GB USB High Speed "Dataferry" Flash Drive £14.49 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Product Features
Compliant to USB 2.0 specifications for high performance (will work in a USB 1.1 socket)
True plug & play connecting to USB, no need for additional power
Read/Write indicator lamp
10-year data retention
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging

Had one of these for a few weeks now paid £16.99 very fast and reliable.
Not the cheapest I know , but definately one of the best.
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#1
what is the "high speed"?
#2
mugglesquop
what is the "high speed"?


A review claims - Got it, found its formatted to be 15GB which is about right.
Transfer speeds of 15MB/s Write and 30MB/s Read
#3
Not a bad drive, got one a few weeks ago - not the fastest or most solid-feeling, but a bargain at this price.
#4
sergiup
Not a bad drive, got one a few weeks ago - not the fastest or most solid-feeling, but a bargain at this price.

I've seen reports of the drive doing around 25MB/s read and 15MB/s write, so you saying it's "not the fastest" is quite strange, unless you're used to very high speed USB drives.

Would you mind running a quick benchmark on yours with CrystalDiskMark (free)? Just leave all the settings, choose your USB drive (obviously) and click the All button in the top left. You can go to the Edit menu and Copy, then paste the results here. Also, if you do run the test, could you tell me what you've formatted your USB stick as, NTFS or FAT32?

Thanks.

Edited By: crackerbear on Nov 11, 2010 10:58: .
#5
Voted hot, but I wonder if HUKD is suffering a bit of '16GB USB Dive Fatigue Syndrome'. 23 degrees after one and a half hours? Other similar deals over the past few weeks have gone to around 10 times that!
#6
This is the one I mention in 'deals' for slow drives. I have this and it gives the best speed for the price out there imo.
#7
Andyken I think its just me I'm cursed to never get a decent hot deal lol
#8
Yeah it is suprising all those bloody slow drives went thermo-nuclear while this fast one is lukewarm.
#9
heat added good price for a fast drive. write speeds are faster than the other drives posted recently
#10
I second the high speed argument. I got the drive yesterday and tested it today at 15MB/s Write and Read at 25MB/s. I bought it for £15.99 and now it fallen in price :(

Edited By: smartshopper on Nov 11, 2010 12:59
1 Like #11
if you've bought it from amazon then just send them an email, sure they'll refund the difference
#12
Considering the last time the Dataferry dropped to £14.99 almost 2 years ago and got 423° heat, I'd expect this deal to do better.
#13
i have one and i am very pleased with the speed and quality
#14
crackerbear
Considering the last time the Dataferry dropped to £14.99 almost 2 years ago and got 423° heat, I'd expect this deal to do better.


the amount of memory for your money doubles every 18 months.

possibly over priced now? or a VERY good deal back then.
#15
Cheers, 2 ordered, Heat from me :)

Edited By: steveymp on Nov 11, 2010 14:51
#16
mugglesquop
crackerbear
Considering the last time the Dataferry dropped to £14.99 almost 2 years ago and got 423° heat, I'd expect this deal to do better.


the amount of memory for your money doubles every 18 months.

possibly over priced now? or a VERY good deal back then.

It was a very good deal then and even now it's still a decent deal considering it's speed versus other £15 or more drives.

Prices for these 16GB USB 2.0 drives are dropping with USB 3 drives slowly saturating the market, but you'd still need a USB 3 capable computer to use USB 3 sticks at their rated speed (obviously), which I don't think many people have yet.

Edited By: crackerbear on Nov 11, 2010 16:27: .
#17
Everytime I check it's getting colder dunno why? Any cold voters care to comment?
#18
a1
Everytime I check it's getting colder dunno why?
Because there's no justice!
#19
@Jeeves - Thanks a lot mate. M sending the mail now.
#20
The price has gone up to £16.99 now.
#21
smartshopper
The price has gone up to £16.99 now.

Good thing I ordered one when it was still at £14.49 then. I should be getting it next week, I'll post CrystalDiskMark benchies when I receive it, if anyone cares.
#22
Received it just now and did some speed tests with CrystalDiskMark.

Formatted as FAT32:

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8049/dataferry16gbfat32.png

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CrystalDiskMark 3.0 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 23.374 MB/s
Sequential Write : 14.781 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 23.564 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 5.373 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 2.634 MB/s [ 643.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.637 MB/s [ 155.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 2.781 MB/s [ 679.0 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.690 MB/s [ 168.4 IOPS]

Test : 100 MB [I: 0.0% (0.0/14.9 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2010/11/16 11:57:30
OS : Windows XP Professional SP3 [5.1 Build 2600] (x86)


Formatted as NTFS:

http://img688.imageshack.us/img688/2117/dataferry16gbntfs.png

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
CrystalDiskMark 3.0 (C) 2007-2010 hiyohiyo
Crystal Dew World : http://crystalmark.info/
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
* MB/s = 1,000,000 byte/s [SATA/300 = 300,000,000 byte/s]

Sequential Read : 23.066 MB/s
Sequential Write : 10.221 MB/s
Random Read 512KB : 22.916 MB/s
Random Write 512KB : 3.805 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 2.724 MB/s [ 665.1 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.653 MB/s [ 159.4 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 2.742 MB/s [ 669.4 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.631 MB/s [ 154.0 IOPS]

Test : 100 MB [I: 0.4% (0.1/14.9 GB)] (x5)
Date : 2010/11/16 12:09:33
OS : Windows XP Professional SP3 [5.1 Build 2600] (x86)

The one I've got is slightly slower than what I've seen (i.e. here or here), but it's within margin so I'm not too disappointed. Good price for the speed.

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