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* Flash drive v100W.
* Windows and Mac compatible.
* Operating systems supported: Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Mac OS:10.3 or later.
Read speed: Up to 15MB/sec
Write speed: Up to 4MB/sec
slow but cheap....
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#1
Nice price, but scathing reviews.
#3
WaveMotionEngine
Nice price, but scathing reviews.

I agree wme, lots of info in the threads i posted above, I certainly would NOT put valuable data on one of these, been a play deal,no probs getting a refund,
was in two minds whether to post this. wtf...
#4
didn't post for terrible reviews
#5
Caveat Emptor, people
#6
PhilK
Caveat Emptor, people

Agreed. Not for me thanks.
#7
Heat from me. May be a bit slow, but I just cant believe that Play would still be selling them if they were all as cr*p as three of the reviews say and everyone kept returning them for a refund - wouldn't be worth the trouble to Play. Possible these are a bit old and the problems arise with Win 7?

Incredibly cheap for a 32Gb drive.
1 Like #8
I wonder if they've been duped into selling low-grade Far East knock-offs. I might buy it and test it with this:

http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/

I used the program before on a 32GB drive and it turned out to be a reprogrammed 1GB stick (not from Play.com)! It fills the drive's reported space with data which it knows the checksums to and then re-reads the whole drive again and tells you what is good data, partly lost and totally lost.
#9
andyken

Incredibly cheap for a 32Gb drive.

Old saying though - if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
3 Likes #10
I'm glad that you did post the deal, sil0, as it is people like you who take the time to do so who make this site great. People then have the opportunity to evaluate the deal as per their own cost/risk/benefit model. Heat to you!
1 Like #11
Nice price but waiting for the Sandisk and Kingston 32gb's to reach these prices.
#12
Reviews definitely suggesting they are fake/hacked. Had a hacked one before and the reviews are the symptoms I had with it.
#13
Yes, but a big retailer should never be getting hold of knocked-off, hacked or fake products... if it was eBay I'd say it's about par for the course.

MyMemory had Corsair Voyager 32GBs for £21.99 the other day, gutted I missed it, was a Christmas Day special only and you don't get much better than Corsair.
#14
plewis00
I wonder if they've been duped into selling low-grade Far East knock-offs. I might buy it and test it with this:http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/I used the program before on a 32GB drive and it turned out to be a reprogrammed 1GB stick (not from Play.com)! It fills the drive's reported space with data which it knows the checksums to and then re-reads the whole drive again and tells you what is good data, partly lost and totally lost.

Thanks for this Plewis00 but where on earth can I download this program? I've looked everywhere on the page and can't find a link anywhere - am I being blind?


Found it now! Yes i was being blind!!

Edited By: gsloman on Dec 30, 2010 10:48
#15
plewis00
I wonder if they've been duped into selling low-grade Far East knock-offs. I might buy it and test it with this:


http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/


I used the program before on a 32GB drive and it turned out to be a reprogrammed 1GB stick (not from Play.com)! It fills the drive's reported space with data which it knows the checksums to and then re-reads the whole drive again and tells you what is good data, partly lost and totally lost.

thanks for the tip, looks like a handy tool...

Edited By: sil0 on Dec 30, 2010 10:59
#16
plewis00
I wonder if they've been duped into selling low-grade Far East knock-offs. I might buy it and test it with this:


http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/


I used the program before on a 32GB drive and it turned out to be a reprogrammed 1GB stick (not from Play.com)! It fills the drive's reported space with data which it knows the checksums to and then re-reads the whole drive again and tells you what is good data, partly lost and totally lost.


Unlikely i think, but as with the 'swivel' flash drives, they're being made in the same factories as the fakes. They use the same cheap components, hence the poor reviews.

Always buy branded flash drives and never ever buy from ebay sellers from china or hk, even if they claim they are sandisk or sony branded etc.


I always write this to warn people about the 7dayshop ones and i always seem to get flamed by the 7dayshop fanboys!

Edited By: drspa44 on Dec 30, 2010 12:35
#17
7dayshop is genuine - honestly, the probable reason you get flamed is because 7dayshop doesn't sell junk - I had a 16GB 'swivel' drive from them with no problems at all. I don't know if you remember genuine Kingston DT 101s, but they were swivel drives as well and from a true manufacturer.

I think buying from a big online retailer is safe and you can assume it is unless you know for sure otherwise.
1 Like #18
plewis00
7dayshop is genuine - honestly, the probable reason you get flamed is because 7dayshop doesn't sell junk - I had a 16GB 'swivel' drive from them with no problems at all. I don't know if you remember genuine Kingston DT 101s, but they were swivel drives as well and from a true manufacturer.

I think buying from a big online retailer is safe and you can assume it is unless you know for sure otherwise.


I haven't got anything against 7dayshop. I buy according to price and for what I buy, the cheapest tends to be from the biggest players (Amazon, Play, Ebuyer, HMV, etc...). Furthermore, I don't buy into the theory that some companies that are known as having great customer service actually do. For example, I am in an ongoing dispute with Scan about a faulty laptop, who despite being known for their excellent customer service have used blackmail and lied to both me and then my bank, just to avoid accepting the return!

I trust companies more on the size of their clients. Play.com is a relatively new company whereas 7dayshop is not. They have earned the title of the 3rd most used online retailer in this short time and 7dayshop is not even in the top 50 http://www.netimperative.com/news/2010/march/top-50-online-retailers-in-the-uk . I trust Play.com more than 7dayshop in their experience as an online retailer and their assessment of whether a product is quality enough to be sold. Still, I wouldn't buy this as for only a few more pounds you can buy a branded flash drive.

The reason I mention h2testw on those threads and recommend branded storage over generic products, is because out of the four swivel flash drives I have come by, two have reported wrong sizes on h2testw, one of them would corrupt files from time to time and the other worked perfectly, albeit slow and only 256MB.
#19
malachi
Nice price but waiting for the Sandisk and Kingston 32gb's to reach these prices.

I have had experience of both Kingston and Sandisk and Kingston is far better. I get the impression that some makers ship flash drives of varying quality.
#20
Looking at the reviews, not for me, thanks for the post anyway. :)
#21
I admit branded drives are normally the way to go, but from what I've seen the unbranded, genuine ones only tend to differ in slower write speed. I think it's safe to say no retailer (big or small) would do something so stupid as to ship reprogrammed, knock-off media.

h2testw is great if you have the time and an empty stick. With regards to swivel drives, the Kingston DT 101 is just such a swivel drive and works flawlessly, I issued them out to all staff at work. Of course, the other thing about memory stick volatility is I've been trying to teach the non-tech literate (read: most of my office), memory sticks are not infallible and you must still backup - and that leads onto dodgy memory sticks too!
#22
Never had an issue with 7DayShop (or Play for that matter, except their playtrade guarentee which aint worth trying to use because they never chase it).

The 32GB from 7DayShop is genuine, I've checked (slowish but genuine).
http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/32gb-usb-2-0-flash-drive-plus-5-yea/820054/?page=7#post10244809

From the reviews, I'd say that the Play.com one sounds fake to be honest.
#23
I've used 7dayshop twice, once without problem but the second time (last month) I received a £150 2TB multi media drive with a broken hard drive clip. I emailed them twice about it without reply. After checking reviews on returning items to 7dayshop I decided it was not worth the risk to send it back using their "freepost" service and managed to do a heath robinson repair on the clip. All I would say to anyone planning to use them is check the reviews from other buyers who had trouble when something went wrong. Try emailing them before you buy and see if you get a reply. Try phoning. I won't touch them again.

Play I have used for the last 9 years without a single problem but personally I wouldn't trust this flash drive.
#24
plewis00
I wonder if they've been duped into selling low-grade Far East knock-offs. I might buy it and test it with this:http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/I used the program before on a 32GB drive and it turned out to be a reprogrammed 1GB stick (not from Play.com)! It fills the drive's reported space with data which it knows the checksums to and then re-reads the whole drive again and tells you what is good data, partly lost and totally lost.

Thanks for that useful tool. I bought this flash drive from play.com and tested it with the software you recommended, with the following results:-

The media is likely to be defective.
3.9 GByte OK (8253439 sectors)
27.2 GByte DATA LOST (57247745 sectors)
Details:18.7 GByte overwritten (39357469 sectors)
0.5 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 1 sector)
8.5 GByte corrupted (17890275 sectors)
704 KByte aliased memory (1408 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x00000000fbd50000
Expected: 0x00000000fbd50000
Found: 0x00000007cee50000
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 2.63 MByte/s
Reading speed: 4.73 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

So it appears to me to be a re-programmed knock off, and I will be returning it for a refund. Surprised that Play.com dont carry out tests on these items before selling them!
#25
Wow, that just goes to show that these fake flash drived are not exclusive to ebay!

If it were me, I'd be looking for more than a refund. You are entitled to some compensation for being sold a fake product.
#26
Well all i can say is i'm very surprised & disappointed at play. will expire deal & amend appropriately.
Good work terry, sorry for the inconvenience caused, threaten them with bbc's watchdog, tell them ann robinson is your aunt.
#27
Well I have bought one of these and they are fake for sure having carried out the same test as terry306uk. I have reported this to the chief executive of Play.com and all the so-called customer facing emails and had zero response since Sunday. However after daily reminders from me, I notice the product has been removed as of Tuesday. However, I have still had zero response about what Play.com will do about selling me counterfeit goods.
So I have reported this matter to Jersey Police, after all it is fraud, and I have also reported it to Jersey trading standards. The email addresses are as follows.. [email protected] and [email protected].
The tests done by me also show that only 3.9GB of the drive is okay. Some 27.2 GByte is classed as DATA LOST. Some 18.7 GByte overwritten was overwritten.
This shows that this is only a 3.9GB drive. The drive chip is just cycling through that 3.9GB eight times to pretend to be 32 gb. This is a common fake drive trick.
Play.com's comments on this drive show that drives began to be returned for refund at the very latest at the end of November, with issues highlighted and yet it was still available for sale. Issues surrounding this drive it seems have been known about for some time.



Warning: Only 31983 of 31984 MByte tested.
The media is likely to be defective.
3.9 GByte OK (8253279 sectors)
27.2 GByte DATA LOST (57247905 sectors)
Details:27.2 GByte overwritten (57150344 sectors)
8 KByte slightly changed (< 8 bit/sector, 16 sectors)
47.6 MByte corrupted (97545 sectors)
1 MByte aliased memory (2048 sectors)
First error at offset: 0x00000000d0f1ba48
Expected: 0x71bed1e5dbc9d1d1
Found: 0x71bed165dbc9d1d1
H2testw version 1.3
Writing speed: 2.64 MByte/s
Reading speed: 4.62 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

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