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Play.com 8GB USB Flash Drive - £14.49 Delivered!!

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8y, 8m agoFound 8 years, 8 months ago
Excellent price now for this 8GB flash drive - has dropped in price like the play SDHC card in the last few days. 4% quidco available on this.

The Play.com Flash Drive is a fast and easy way to transfer data between computers in style.

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.

Features:
Transfer data between school , office and home in style.
Slim, stylish design for easy use
Fits onto your key ring
USB 2.0 and 1.1 compliant
2 Year Warranty

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#1
It seems that the prices for USB flash drives goes down weekly. Voted hot.
banned#2
Good price, good find.:thumbsup:
#3
great price
1 Like #4
I got this for £18 a month back very good Flash Drive £15.99 is a bargain!!
#5
Good price, heat added.
#6
Good price 1 ordered many thanks
#7
good price 1 ordered many thanks
#8
Maybe cheap but the read and write speeds are probably dire, you get what you pay for.

A mate of mine lent me his 4gb sdhc card from play and any movie i copied to it was corrupted after the first movie before it rendering it useless for more than one film?

This was divx format and the speed was utterly slow, i purchased myself a corsair voyager of 2gb capacity and this is faultless and reliable and much faster than these generic tywan offerings.

Use what you want but dont expect the earth ;-)
#9
sedj
Maybe cheap but the read and write speeds are probably dire, you get what you pay for.

A mate of mine lent me his 4gb sdhc card from play and any movie i copied to it was corrupted after the first movie before it rendering it useless for more than one film?

This was divx format and the speed was utterly slow, i purchased myself a corsair voyager of 2gb capacity and this is faultless and reliable and much faster than these generic tywan offerings.

Use what you want but dont expect the earth ;-)


Thats true but the majority of us are probably going use it for tranferring documents, movies, music etc from one computer onto another plus the prices that I've seen on the high street £89.99 for an 8GB pen!! absolutley crazy .

Sandisk Cruzer Contour 8Gb Flash Drive
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6754477/Trail/searchtext%3EUSB.htm
#10
sedj
Maybe cheap but the read and write speeds are probably dire, you get what you pay for.

A mate of mine lent me his 4gb sdhc card from play and any movie i copied to it was corrupted after the first movie before it rendering it useless for more than one film?

This was divx format and the speed was utterly slow, i purchased myself a corsair voyager of 2gb capacity and this is faultless and reliable and much faster than these generic tywan offerings.

Use what you want but dont expect the earth ;-)


I've had a bunch of generic USB sticks, even some dodgy cheap ones from ebay, and I've never had any problems with them.....
#11
I've got the 4GB one which is great, had no problems with it

Voted hot
#12
One of the reasons for the price difference between the Sandisk as you pointed out and this one is the read and write speeds. The sandisk is a far superior drive, but it depends if you need the speed :). As you can see the sandisk is twice as fast.

play: Read Speed: 10.5MB/S (70X) Write speed: 7.24MB/s (48X)
sandisk: High 25/18 (MB/sec) read/write speed for fast data transfer

I use the 4gb one to play divx on my philips player and the speeds are just about good enough to have no read issues.
#13
MrDealManUK
Thats true but the majority of us are probably going use it for tranferring documents, movies, music etc from one computer onto another plus the prices that I've seen on the high street £89.99 for an 8GB pen!! absolutley crazy .

Sandisk Cruzer Contour 8Gb Flash Drive
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/6754477/Trail/searchtext%3EUSB.htm


well if it is documents that you'll be transferring then you don't need all that capacity but if you want movies and music then you'll need speed as well. that sandisk cruzer is not worth its money


currently, the fastest usb drives you can get for your money here in england are the a-data (myflash) pd7 (only seen in komplett.co.uk for a good price) and the ocz atv turbo. these use slc nand memory as far as i know which is more expensive than the mlc most bargain usb drives use. the a-data and ocz both get around 30-35mb/s peak transfer rates or float around 20 something mb/s read/write in real world tests with access times of less than 1ms

pay only a few £ more and get a few gigabytes less and get faster pen drives. why? because you use these only for transporting your data and never for permanent storage. they get far too much abuse in your pocket and being plugged in numerous machines that can have faulty ports, usless usb controllers/drivers, viruses or ****** applications that can all corrupt your device.
#14
can these be used just as a basic backup for my endless one page invoices on word ?
#15
Polly F;1764832
can these be used just as a basic backup for my endless one page invoices on word ?


erm, why not?
#16
Bought one regardless of some bad press. Needed a new one anyway. Nice find.
#17
semo
well if it is documents that you'll be transferring then you don't need all that capacity but if you want movies and music then you'll need speed as well. that sandisk cruzer is not worth its money


currently, the fastest usb drives you can get for your money here in england are the a-data (myflash) pd7 (only seen in komplett.co.uk for a good price) and the ocz atv turbo. these use slc nand memory as far as i know which is more expensive than the mlc most bargain usb drives use. the a-data and ocz both get around 30-35mb/s peak transfer rates or float around 20 something mb/s read/write in real world tests with access times of less than 1ms

pay only a few £ more and get a few gigabytes less and get faster pen drives. why? because you use these only for transporting your data and never for permanent storage. they get far too much abuse in your pocket and being plugged in numerous machines that can have faulty ports, usless usb controllers/drivers, viruses or ****** applications that can all corrupt your device.


Cheers for the info Semo would the USB drive you mentioned above be very good at ready boost I'm hearing alot about how this speeds up your system?
#18
the 8 gb drive would be horrible for readyboost. ready boost is good for really old machines (with usb2.0 ports). if you have a machine with ddr2 memory it would be better to buy more memory. 2gb of memory should be the minimum even for winxp and absolute minimum for vista (not because of "higher memory usage" but because it has better memory management and caching)

so if you have a machine with low memory then you might consider getting a 2gb usb pen drive with high transfer rates and low access times (the ocz atv turbo and the a-data pd7). ddr2 memory is so cheap these days it would be best if you upgraded but if you have ddr or pc1xx (old but expensive) then a usb solution might help ... a bit (not as much as a memory upgrade).

if you have winxp with low memory then you can just put the paging files to the usb drive (kind of like readyboost for xp).

edit:

so the morale of the story is: if you have ddr2 ram capable motherbaord, forget radyboost and buy more or replace your old memory.

if you have an old machine and don't want to buy more memory, then go for a fast pen drive (around 2x the size of you ram).

and if you have vista and a decent size memory, then wait for fast flash memory price to come down and buy one for readyboost anyway (you'll reduce wear and tear on your hard drive and might get some better performance)
#19
good price :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
#20
Anyone know the cheapest 16GB USB drive around at the moment.
Thanks
#21
semo
the 8 gb drive would be horrible for readyboost. ready boost is good for really old machines (with usb2.0 ports). if you have a machine with ddr2 memory it would be better to buy more memory. 2gb of memory should be the minimum even for winxp and absolute minimum for vista (not because of "higher memory usage" but because it has better memory management and caching)

so if you have a machine with low memory then you might consider getting a 2gb usb pen drive with high transfer rates and low access times (the ocz atv turbo and the a-data pd7). ddr2 memory is so cheap these days it would be best if you upgraded but if you have ddr or pc1xx (old but expensive) then a usb solution might help ... a bit (not as much as a memory upgrade).

if you have winxp with low memory then you can just put the paging files to the usb drive (kind of like readyboost for xp).

edit:

so the morale of the story is: if you have ddr2 ram capable motherbaord, forget radyboost and buy more or replace your old memory.

if you have an old machine and don't want to buy more memory, then go for a fast pen drive (around 2x the size of you ram).

and if you have vista and a decent size memory, then wait for fast flash memory price to come down and buy one for readyboost anyway (you'll reduce wear and tear on your hard drive and might get some better performance)


Cheers mate info much appreciated.
#22
thx alot
#23
Now £15.19 delievred - see 5% code attached :)
#24
Buump - now just £14.24 delivered :)

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