PNY 256GB USB 3.0 Up to 180 MB/s Read - 60 MB/s Write!! @ £69.99 from Currys/PCWorld - HotUKDeals
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Saw this deal with a massive 256GB storage in a USB drive!! Fast transfer at up to 80 MB/s and from what I can see a good brand. I wanted a big size USB but transfer was so slow on the 64GB USB 2.0 I bought. So thought I would share this. Seems a really good price, when I bought my 64GB these were about £150!!!!! I hope you like, just bought mine. They have 128GB USB 3.0 also at £34.99!

I just updated the speeds as I checked with PNY on their website - 256GB is 180 MB/s Read and 60 MB/s Write!!! WOW - 128GB is slightly slower at 140 MB/s Read/Same write - But even so mega fast. I wondered as mine is transferring data so quickly, I thought it must be fast!! :-)

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http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing-accessories/data-storage/portable-usb-memory-sticks/pny-256-gb-wave-attach-usb-3-0-memory-stick-silver-10023040-pdt.html
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16 Likes
That's a lot of data you could hide up your bum!
13 Likes
So. Much. Portable. Porn.
8 Likes
I think this is a good deal plus 256gb on a usb stick??

wowzers!

https://i.imgflip.com/a7iti.jpg

Edited By: darthvader666uk on Jul 10, 2014 18:04
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napolimp
Yer had to take a double take there - oh, 256mb, no it's actually 256gb.

Surely you'd be better off with a portable hard drive though? I know they are bigger, but I'd feel less likely to lose it or break it, and they are cheaper.

Less likely to break it?

Loads of electronics with little spinning discs at 5400 rpm with a tiny needle that's driven backwards and forwards over ir and really really don't like being dropped?

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8 Likes #1
I think this is a good deal plus 256gb on a usb stick??

wowzers!

https://i.imgflip.com/a7iti.jpg

Edited By: darthvader666uk on Jul 10, 2014 18:04
3 Likes #2
Remember the days when USB's were 32MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB! How technology has advanced.
#3
Yer had to take a double take there - oh, 256mb, no it's actually 256gb.

Surely you'd be better off with a portable hard drive though? I know they are bigger, but I'd feel less likely to lose it or break it, and they are cheaper.
#4
256gb.... WOW
5 Likes #5
napolimp
Yer had to take a double take there - oh, 256mb, no it's actually 256gb.

Surely you'd be better off with a portable hard drive though? I know they are bigger, but I'd feel less likely to lose it or break it, and they are cheaper.

Less likely to break it?

Loads of electronics with little spinning discs at 5400 rpm with a tiny needle that's driven backwards and forwards over ir and really really don't like being dropped?
#6
bollybobinson
napolimp
Yer had to take a double take there - oh, 256mb, no it's actually 256gb.

Surely you'd be better off with a portable hard drive though? I know they are bigger, but I'd feel less likely to lose it or break it, and they are cheaper.

Less likely to break it?

Loads of electronics with little spinning discs at 5400 rpm with a tiny needle that's driven backwards and forwards over ir and really really don't like being dropped?

less likely to lose;), i have to admit it would be awsome to have this, but 70 quid is alot when you can buy 1tb hardrive for £30 with these speeds, although as i said this is awsome:)
#7
Would love it if they could make a nano sized one as it would be great to leave it plugged into a thin/light laptop for extra storage.

Edited By: Picard123 on Jul 10, 2014 23:25
1 Like #8
Great deal, I'm tempted just because it 256GB and a decent speed :D
#9
Picard123
Would love it if they could make a nano sized one as it would be great to leave it plugged into a thin/light laptop for extra storage.

Sandisk do the Cruzer Fit which goes up to 64 GB currently. I've got that plugged in permanently. I'm sure they will reach these capacities soon enough.
#10
I would prefer to get two 128GB sticks for same price and reduce risk of losing everything if it fails. Its a lot if info to lose (256GB) if you misplace /break it. Heat added tho
2 Likes #11
bollybobinson
napolimp
Yer had to take a double take there - oh, 256mb, no it's actually 256gb.

Surely you'd be better off with a portable hard drive though? I know they are bigger, but I'd feel less likely to lose it or break it, and they are cheaper.

Less likely to break it?

Loads of electronics with little spinning discs at 5400 rpm with a tiny needle that's driven backwards and forwards over ir and really really don't like being dropped?

then what about this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/TRIXES-Drive-External-Aluminium-Caddy/dp/B00G6KP8XM/ref=sr_1_18?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1405033215&sr=1-18&keywords=USB+3.0+External+Caddy

with this:

http://www.aria.co.uk/Products/Storage/SSDs/190GB+-+290GB+SSD/Crucial%C2%AE+MX100+256GB+SATA+2.5%E2%80%9D++7mm+%28with+9.5mm+adapter%29+Internal+Solid+State+Drive+?productId=60860

should be quite speedy.
banned#12
why?
#13
Hi stevelo1973, you can get 2 x 128GB for the same money, they have these at £34.99 each also :-)
13 Likes #14
So. Much. Portable. Porn.
16 Likes #15
That's a lot of data you could hide up your bum!
#18
Some reason I keep getting forbidden on the link above, no worries I just searched for it. thanks op
1 Like #19
ThePrince
Remember the days when USB's were 32MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB! How technology has advanced.

Hmm, my first hard drive was 40MB. I guess that shows my age ;)
2 Likes #20
HerWorseHalf
ThePrince
Remember the days when USB's were 32MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB! How technology has advanced.

Hmm, my first hard drive was 40MB. I guess that shows my age ;)

I remember the really old hard drives in things like the Amstrad 1640, 20MB, and you had to use the PARK command for the drive head.
#21
The 64GB size is available from My Memory for £19.99 delivered. I bought one two months ago when it was on HUKD. The case is made of light plastic, sprayed silver. More robust than I thought though as I use it every day and it shows no signs of wear and tear. not measured the read/ write times but always seems to be nice and nippy.
#22
Picard123
Would love it if they could make a nano sized one as it would be great to leave it plugged into a thin/light laptop for extra storage.


There are 128GB SD cards if your machine has a card reader built in.
Hopefully 256GB cards come out soon and drive prices down :)
#23
stevelo1973
I would prefer to get two 128GB sticks for same price and reduce risk of losing everything if it fails. Its a lot if info to lose (256GB) if you misplace /break it. Heat added tho

Or keep backups? Just an idea.
#24
cicobuff
HerWorseHalf
ThePrince
Remember the days when USB's were 32MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB! How technology has advanced.

Hmm, my first hard drive was 40MB. I guess that shows my age ;)

I remember the really old hard drives in things like the Amstrad 1640, 20MB, and you had to use the PARK command for the drive head.

You had a hard disk in yours? I remember twin floppy amstrads - one for the O/S and one for use. In fact i remember single floppy machines which you booted from the disk.
#25
cicobuff
HerWorseHalf
ThePrince
Remember the days when USB's were 32MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB! How technology has advanced.

Hmm, my first hard drive was 40MB. I guess that shows my age ;)

I remember the really old hard drives in things like the Amstrad 1640, 20MB, and you had to use the PARK command for the drive head.

I remember the REALLY old hard drives where you got 8MB on a disk the size of a dustbin lid and had to keep it in an air-conditioned room. :)
#26
That's a REAL old dustbin lid, the round things 50cm across ;)
2 Likes #27
In 10 years time, when we all have 512k TV's and one movie will take up 256Gb, we will be reminiscing about deals like this.
#28
darthvader666uk
I think this is a good deal plus 256gb on a usb stick??

wowzers!

https://i.imgflip.com/a7iti.jpg


http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20140501150431/walkingdead/images/3/3d/Wat.jpeg
4 Likes #29
Its a lot easier to lose your USB than your Laptop/Desktop, i have USBs all over the place.
I guess its ok to misplace Hours of HD media, It is a good find :)

They have came a awfully long way

http://cdn.arwrath.com/1/166558.jpg
#30
reddit
In 10 years time, when we all have 512k TV's and one movie will take up 256Gb, we will be reminiscing about deals like this.

We're already getting close to the 200GB mark with 4k files oO
#31
Good price for what it is. Personally, i would rather get a 1TB external hard drive for under £50, but for a flash drive that is a really good price.
#32
I remember the abacus coming out.
3 Likes #33
I see your 256GB USB stick and raise you:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/HyperX-DataTraveler-Predator-1TB-DTHXP30/dp/B00E65QM8O

However, the price kind of puts you off doesn't it?
#34
A massive 1% on Quidco
#35
my first usb was 32mb I think ! then I remember getting a mp3 player which was 256mb state of the art lol
#36
Bargain, im going to get one, thanks!

I will get it from Amazon though - the extra £1ish is worth it to avoid giving Currys/PCW my money!

http://www.amazon.co.uk/PNY-WAVE-Attache-Flash-Drive/dp/B00EWCSJ28/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1405081175&sr=8-3&keywords=PNY+Wave+attache (128gb)
#37
Spud211
Bargain, im going to get one, thanks! I will get it from Amazon though - the extra £1ish is worth it to avoid giving Currys/PCW my money!

I think you will find that amazon is 'the great Satan' around here. Currys/PCW is not perfect but is a much better 'corporate citizen' to the uk than amazon will ever be. Putting the tax situation aside, the amazon business model is to make negligible or no profit on multi-billion $/£ sales in order to ruthlessly undercut the competition. Competitors are being driven out of business as a result. Amazon cannot continue to this indefinitely and its stakeholders are already starting to push for a decent return on their capital. When it happens, you just watch prices increase. Many of us will continue to use amazon for the convenience of on-line shopping and the excellent customer service but cheap it will no longer be. We may not all like Currys/PCW but we need them more than we may think and will certainly miss them if/when they're gone.
1 Like #38
topazz
Spud211
Bargain, im going to get one, thanks! I will get it from Amazon though - the extra £1ish is worth it to avoid giving Currys/PCW my money!

I think you will find that amazon is 'the great Satan' around here. Currys/PCW is not perfect but is a much better 'corporate citizen' to the uk than amazon will ever be. Putting the tax situation aside, the amazon business model is to make negligible or no profit on multi-billion $/£ sales in order to ruthlessly undercut the competition. Competitors are being driven out of business as a result. Amazon cannot continue to this indefinitely and its stakeholders are already starting to push for a decent return on their capital. When it happens, you just watch prices increase. Many of us will continue to use amazon for the convenience of on-line shopping and the excellent customer service but cheap it will no longer be. We may not all like Currys/PCW but we need them more than we may think and will certainly miss them if/when they're gone.

When they stop training their staff to be utter tools about everything then I may reconsider my position (_;)

X)
3 Likes #39
topazz
Spud211
Bargain, im going to get one, thanks! I will get it from Amazon though - the extra £1ish is worth it to avoid giving Currys/PCW my money!

I think you will find that amazon is 'the great Satan' around here. Currys/PCW is not perfect but is a much better 'corporate citizen' to the uk than amazon will ever be. Putting the tax situation aside, the amazon business model is to make negligible or no profit on multi-billion $/£ sales in order to ruthlessly undercut the competition. Competitors are being driven out of business as a result. Amazon cannot continue to this indefinitely and its stakeholders are already starting to push for a decent return on their capital. When it happens, you just watch prices increase. Many of us will continue to use amazon for the convenience of on-line shopping and the excellent customer service but cheap it will no longer be. We may not all like Currys/PCW but we need them more than we may think and will certainly miss them if/when they're gone.

Like Dixons and Curry's did to the small Hi-Fi, and Camera retailers on the high street.

Zero sympathy for them.
#40
Hi , yes cheap but buy god is it Slow very . They make a turbo one usb 3.0 but you cant get it in the uk

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