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32GB USB Flash Drive - £19.99 @ Base
32GB USB Flash Drive - £19.99 @ Base

32GB USB Flash Drive - £19.99 @ Base

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32GB USB Flash Drive, with free delivery

No software driver required (WIN98/2000/ME/XP/Vista)
Supports all USB 1.1 & 2.0 devices
Self-bootable (Must be supported by Motherboard BIOS)
Data retention: 10 years (normal operation)
Read/write operation: 1,000,000 times (normal operation)
OS Compatibility:
- Windows 98SE / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / Windows 7
- Macintosh OS 8.6 and above
- Linux Kernal 2.4.8 and above
Power Supply: low 3.3V, supplied by USB port

14 Comments

Whats the read and write speeds for this USB stick!

Given that this requries 3.3V and USB has 5V, 0V, Data+ and Data- it is almost guaranteed to fail.

I want to believe but...

Base.com list products they do not even have in stock at times
have had all my past 15-20 items i forget for products cancelled

bhara

Base.com list products they do not even have in stock at timeshave had … Base.com list products they do not even have in stock at timeshave had all my past 15-20 items i forget for products cancelled



Were your order forms as poorly executed as your commenting abilities?

I've read that like 10 times now and still can't figure out what the "i forgot" is all about in that ahem... sentence.

zaphodbb

Given that this requries 3.3V and USB has 5V, 0V, Data+ and Data- it is … Given that this requries 3.3V and USB has 5V, 0V, Data+ and Data- it is almost guaranteed to fail.


For those of us with just the single brain, what does that mean? I assume we're talking voltages? Does that mean plugging this into any USB port with possibly blow it or it won't work at all due to lack of power? Seems an odd way to make a product if that's the case.

Would be interested in this, if it is good, but I am not a excessively techie guy. Any more info on this reasoning for its guaranteed failing?

Given that this requries 3.3V . . . it is almost guaranteed to fail.


One would assume it safe to say that this is a typo and that the device was not constructed to fail from the start.
To me, the fact that no performance figures are provided is a far greater concern; with a drive of this size, poor performance means that it takes forever to fill which is a real problem (unless being used as a backup device).
Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 14th May 2011

It is a HOT deal....

2 reviews on Amazon for this stick (also from BASE).

1st is a one liner saying how excellent it is.

2nd review says he copied 20gb of data to it and when he tried to read it back it was gone. Theres also a comment attached to that review from another buyer who says the same thing happened to them.

I think I'll go with the 2nd review.

Wouldn't touch this with a barge pole myself.

There was a play.com deal for this vrand flash drive a few months ago. Everyone who'd bought it had said that it was faulty and that h2testw failed, suggesting modified (or fake) flash chips. I think one person got trading standards involved.

If you value your data, you must buy branded. End of.

If you would like to keep what ever you want to store on this pen, I wouldn't buy it and go for a more recongisable less likely to fail name

zaphodbb

Given that this requries 3.3V and USB has 5V, 0V, Data+ and Data- it is … Given that this requries 3.3V and USB has 5V, 0V, Data+ and Data- it is almost guaranteed to fail.


That's what resistors and voltage regulators are made for.....

muzzzzzzzzzy

That's what resistors and voltage regulators are made for.....



The 3.3V almost certainty refers to the memory chips themselves, As has already been stated it is very easy to safely power a 3.3V chip from 5Volts. The bad reviews are more of a worry
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