256 gb HyperX DataTraveler USB 3.1 - Very fast 225 read, 135 write - - Over £500 down to £95.83 @ Amazon
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256 gb HyperX DataTraveler USB 3.1 - Very fast 225 read, 135 write - - Over £500 down to £95.83 @ Amazon

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Found 23rd Jun 2015
My wife says "Its huge and fast..." but enough of me!

I know you can get 64gb and 128gb USB disks - but this is fantastic value compared to 4 of the former or 2 of the latter - plus it is just one item - more annoying if it fails or gets lost but hey!

Dabbler on Amazon says...

Lets face it, most times when manufacturers quote speed specifications for devices they also qualify them with words like 'speeds quoted are attained during internal testing' Which basically boils down to 'you won't get these speeds in real life'.

This little baby is different...

235MBs read and 135MBs write as a USB 3.0 device easily attainable and actually this thing is very slightly better than that (when tested in a Macbook Pro 15" Retina 8GB 2.3 GHZ).

The other thing to note is that it's blisteringly fast for a USB 2 device as well, I get about 28MBs write and 33MBs read.

It's not the most handsome device out there and yes as some point I'm sure to loose the cap but it performs very well

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This is jolly whizzy. Shame it's only a USB

could this be used as a boot disk? ie like some kind of external ssd. at those speeds and at that capacity I could put Linux or windows on it!

lanky78

could this be used as a boot disk? ie like some kind of external ssd. at … could this be used as a boot disk? ie like some kind of external ssd. at those speeds and at that capacity I could put Linux or windows on it!



You can put Windows or Linux on a USB stick today with a USB 2.0 one

I have the 64g version & it is even faster than stated
A bit bulky on a tight space area
I had a mechanical problem with mine Kingston sorted a replacement without a problem
For what it is this is a good price
When I lose another flash drive do I get to cry 4 x as much when I lose 256gb of data?

Initially seems like a good deal, but I've just worked out I could get over 150 bags of jam doughnuts for the same price.

So cold, I'm afraid.

i dont see an application where id be carrying this much data around often enough to justify the price - its a hell of a lot for a USB stick.

think i'd rather have a WD mypassport or something like that for half the price and 2x the storage

djbenny1

i dont see an application where id be carrying this much data around … i dont see an application where id be carrying this much data around often enough to justify the price - its a hell of a lot for a USB stick.think i'd rather have a WD mypassport or something like that for half the price and 2x the storage




Your WD passport isn't solid state...

Pathaleon

Your WD passport isn't solid state...



ah of course - good point!!

still, the main point i was trying to make was that i dont really see why anyone would need that much data to be so portable and quick to access - for most people I guess a traditional HDD would be more than sufficient, but I'm sure there are a few who could use this.

Heat!

Won't buy it now because my needs have changed. But I was looking for one of these to carry with me a VMWare machine. USB2.0 is too slow to run a VM and 3.0 is nice, but you need a really fast drive. This one is even faster than my laptop's HDD!

Id rather have 250gb 2.5 inch SSD for £66 and a case for £5

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ciarandanielbyrne1

Id rather have 250gb 2.5 inch SSD for £66 and a case for £5


I'd rather have an Mercedes CLS

rev6

You can put Windows or Linux on a USB stick today with a USB 2.0 one



but would it be as fast as this one?
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