128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - £29.99 @ Picstop eBay
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128GB SanDisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive - £29.99 @ Picstop eBay

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Edited by:"KidKillz786"Found 29th Oct
Hi Guys, (first post so go easy).

Was looking around for a USB stick and stumbled across this on eBay.
Price for memory is amazing, reviews online say read and write speeds are very decent too.

Very small form factor and comes with a 5 year warranty.

Only issue I saw online was an overheating issue so maybe do a little research first.

For full specs, click the link.

If you're shopping around for a USB stick, this one's worth taking a look at.

Link to review:


Thanks!

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Excellent dual purpose storage and central heating replacement - just in time for winter.
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have these gone up is price in the last few years?

£1 cheaper directly from seller's site + 2% quidco or 2.1 topcashback
picstop.co.uk/usb…553

got 1 from Amazon almost 2 years ago for £22.99

Excellent dual purpose storage and central heating replacement - just in time for winter.

spacemaniac29 m ago

have these gone up is price in the last few years?

Yes. I used to buy 64GB cards direct from Amazon for £12.99 each. The same cards are over £20 each now. Shocking!

waynester2110 m ago

Yes. I used to buy 64GB cards direct from Amazon for £12.99 each. The same …Yes. I used to buy 64GB cards direct from Amazon for £12.99 each. The same cards are over £20 each now. Shocking!


We all need to slow our purchasing of memory ha ha so the market tries to woo us back again with lower prices. These are artificially inflated to benefit from demand.

spacemaniac1 h, 45 m ago

have these gone up is price in the last few years?



sadly with the low pound anything linked to it is now more expensive

I bought a 64gb one a while ago on a deal but hardly ever see 128 at a decent price. Have some heat before some comes along to down vote because is not full hd

As already mentioned heat is an big issue. I have a 64GB version & that gets "ouch" hot.

By contrast I have a SFF 128GB Lexar in the car that doesn't even get warm. But I do have to tape up the insanely bright blue LED for fear of being pulled up for impersonating the police!

wouldnt buy any of these, got sime of the 16 and 32 gig one. get very hot and 9 out of ten have died......

It does get very hot, but that's an observation not a problem. Unless it gets port-meltingly hot, in which case a small claims case would be in order. Nor does it matter whether they used to be cheaper, unless you have a time machine. There's nothing else like it for the price.

This is where I bought mine months ago, and ran it against the genuine-part checker, all good.
Edited by: "EndemicAlarm" 29th Oct

heat is a big issue, I have had more than a few of these micro usb drives get too hot to touch - and then die a short while later.

This IS a good deal, bearing in mind how weak the GBP is (again - it just dropped today); however I go for all metal body jobs now, as at least the metal conducts the heat away faster, and means the chips are slightly less likely to fry.

Anyone else got a sudden urge to head to the Fish and Chip shop??

Yeah, I had one of these too. Burns your fingers as you try to get it out the port and died pretty quickly, I expect due to heat.

They break so easily (end comes off). I had two wouldn't buy again.

Agree with what many here have already stated. I too have one of these and they run abnormally hot. The bigger problem is not if the item itself goes faulty but if the heat actually ends up causing issues on the usb port itself, especially on a laptop.

I don't suffer from said heat issues, bought couple weeks ago from Amazon and works fine.. this is the best price you're going to get in the UK

Thanks for heat warning and I will avoid, after all must be even hotter right inside of casing !

frozencake16 m ago

I don't suffer from said heat issues, bought couple weeks ago from Amazon …I don't suffer from said heat issues, bought couple weeks ago from Amazon and works fine.. this is the best price you're going to get in the UK



Not uncommon when transferring even a fraction of the full capacity at its rated USB3 speed that this range of drives will become near-alarmingly hot. The heating effect is less when used with USB2-rated clients. I wouldn't like to attempt to transfer the full 128GB capacity in a USB3 port.

With regard to the heat issues.....

I've got one of these - the same USB3.0 128GB nano sized one and have it permanently plugged in to my laptop as its used as redundant storage.

On my Chromebook, it gets very hot even at idle.
On my EZBook Pro 3, it never gets hot at idle.
On my XPS13, it gets hot in extreme use, warm in normal use, but isn't hot at idle.

I'm wondering whether its a USB configuration issue in the OS and whether there's a setting that powers down the relevant USB port when not in use, and is on/off by default in some laptops but not others. In Windows Device Manager for example, if you look at the USB root hub (3.0) setting under Power Management, is yours set to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"?

If it isn't, you might want to try enabling it because I can't see how the device can get hot if there is no power to it.
Edited by: "Picard123" 29th Oct

Still exoensive

I had the 64gb, it got quite hot but never burned me or damaged my laptop. Speeds were a zillion times better than any SD card (left a U3 one for 4k standing)... the only downside was it was so small I lost it a year later.

Thanks for flagging this one, and any links to a fob to attach to it would be very welcome!

Had a 64GB version, does get hot, put it in a sock and you don't need a hot water bottle.

Stopped working recently, maybe the heat destroyed it.

When it worked it was a fast device. You won't burn yourself like some people say. i.e. A trip to the hospital burns department for a skin graft.
Edited by: "Gort1951" 29th Oct

Been using 32gb one in my car for nearly 4 years no problems at all..

Paid £29.99 more than a year ago for Patriot TAB 128GB full alu direct from amazon... HDUK is getting worse and worse...
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deals...

_taurus_47 m ago

Paid £29.99 more than a year ago for Patriot TAB 128GB full alu direct …Paid £29.99 more than a year ago for Patriot TAB 128GB full alu direct from amazon... HDUK is getting worse and worse...[Image] deals...


Nothing to do with HUKD. Global NAND flash memory prices have gone up in the last 12 months due to manufacturing shortages. Major problems at Toshiba (a big manufacturer and supplier of NAND flash memory) as well as other industry related issues eg. manufacturing process from 2D to 3D and the devaluation of the £ post brexit.
Edited by: "Picard123" 29th Oct

I bought a couple of these at £20.99 at the beginning of the year. However as mentioned earlier, its £1 cheaper direct from their site.

picstop.co.uk/usb…tml Free delivery.

I have a few of these. They seem to be working well. They do get hot during transfer. Also, the plastic shroud has become loose on one of them....which was making it difficult to remove from the USB port, and I had to do some fine gluing to keep it in place.

I keep them in my wallet. Great price for this capacity and the W/R speed is decent. HOT

_taurus_29th Oct

Paid £29.99 more than a year ago for Patriot TAB 128GB full alu direct …Paid £29.99 more than a year ago for Patriot TAB 128GB full alu direct from amazon... HDUK is getting worse and worse...[Image] deals...


Anywhere that I can get it for £29.99 now?

Otherwise... I got a free Pizza last week - so any deals where you have to pay for Pizza must be terrible!
Picard12329th Oct

With regard to the heat issues.....I've got one of these - the same USB3.0 …With regard to the heat issues.....I've got one of these - the same USB3.0 128GB nano sized one and have it permanently plugged in to my laptop as its used as redundant storage.On my Chromebook, it gets very hot even at idle.On my EZBook Pro 3, it never gets hot at idle.On my XPS13, it gets hot in extreme use, warm in normal use, but isn't hot at idle.I'm wondering whether its a USB configuration issue in the OS and whether there's a setting that powers down the relevant USB port when not in use, and is on/off by default in some laptops but not others. In Windows Device Manager for example, if you look at the USB root hub (3.0) setting under Power Management, is yours set to "Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power"?If it isn't, you might want to try enabling it because I can't see how the device can get hot if there is no power to it.



Could the lower spec PCs be using it as a swap drive?

_g_3 h, 25 m ago

Could the lower spec PCs be using it as a swap drive?


Don't think so. I think it's something to do with the way the flash communicates with the USB hub. Enable the setting to power it down and I suspect it will be okay.
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