64gb of usb 3.0 (inc usb 2.0) flash lightning!! £24.99 @ 7dayshop
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64gb of usb 3.0 (inc usb 2.0) flash lightning!! £24.99 @ 7dayshop

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Found 15th May 2012
Title says it all. 7 day shops own brand, 64gb of Flash ram in a usb stick in the realm of USB 3.0. Great price price for 64gb even better if you have usb 3.0 hardware (usb 2.0 compatible, though slower). Might not be superfast in camparison, but unless its mission critical this is superb value. I know there is a difference is quality, but Im amazed everytime how tablet manufacturers charge an arm and leg for 32gb 64gb devices, where here its just so cheap. Greedy thats all..
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They're using NAND Flash memory that's much higher quality and expected to exceed the life of a drive like this. As you say it's not mission critical, but the drive in a tablet is, so they're a bit more expensive.

Good price for this though, have some heat.
The read/write looks pretty slow for USB3 :\
USB 2.0 compatible, might be worth adding to the title as many people will want to know
richardsim7

The read/write looks pretty slow for USB3 :\



35-36 minutes to fill it up hehe

- Write Speed Up To: 30MB/s- Read Speed Up To: 60MB/s


Looks pretty damn good to me!

35-36 minutes to fill it up hehe


OK, but how often most people likely to want to write that much data at one time?
On your estimate, that's 2.5 minutes to write a DVD's worth of info which sounds OK to me!

Edited by: "simonspeakeasy" 15th May 2012
richardsim7

The read/write looks pretty slow for USB3 :\



How is this 'slow for USB3'? Up to 30MB/s write and 60MB/s read is slow? Just because the USB3.0 bus can theoretically do up to 500MB/s (5Gbit/s) doesn't mean you can expect a flash drive to do the same.
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The drive label says high speed, when USB 3 is super speed.

I would realistically expect a USB 3 flash drive to be faster than this but for 64Gb of portable storage it's still a good deal.

plewis00

How is this 'slow for USB3'? Up to 30MB/s write and 60MB/s read is slow? … How is this 'slow for USB3'? Up to 30MB/s write and 60MB/s read is slow? Just because the USB3.0 bus can theoretically do up to 500MB/s (5Gbit/s) doesn't mean you can expect a flash drive to do the same.



Most USB3 flash drives are twice as fast, but they usually cost >£60 as well.
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Considering at the end of the day these are value drives at low prices its great value. We can throw all the theoretical speeds all we want, but its sure better than the older drives. Obviously better controllers/memory could yield faster reads/writes but at these prices..no way. Supertalent, Corsair, Kingston and the likes make some faster ones..but..not cheap, but if mission critical isrequired you would then buy those drives i reckon.
Btw @ darkle: Im sure both usb flash, SSD and tablet memory and the likes are all NAND memory, just different qualities and controllers used.
Even modern decent usb flash drives last a long time or sustain many write cycles. I dont think manufacturers can truly justify the difference in cost for 16 - 32 -64 gb memory capacities....
Just wondering what do other USB 3.0 speeds compare to this in general?
Doing a little more digging, comparison is actually not bad in comparison with other popular USB 3 flash drives that are not at the top end of the scale, including price.

So better than I first thought.
Excellent deal, have some heat.
Great deal.
Now this is hot. First time I've seen a USB 3.0 pen for a decent price. Heat added.
simonspeakeasy

OK, but how often most people likely to want to write that much data at … OK, but how often most people likely to want to write that much data at one time?On your estimate, that's 2.5 minutes to write a DVD's worth of info which sounds OK to me!



The tone of my post didn't really come across too well, I was basically meaning that 36 minutes was a good time to fill an entire 64gb USB drive. And yes when are you going to be writing that much data in one go. 2 mins for 4-5 gb is very good.
Some people obviously just like to do bench tests above actually using the thing.
plewis00

How is this 'slow for USB3'? Up to 30MB/s write and 60MB/s read is slow? … How is this 'slow for USB3'? Up to 30MB/s write and 60MB/s read is slow? Just because the USB3.0 bus can theoretically do up to 500MB/s (5Gbit/s) doesn't mean you can expect a flash drive to do the same.


A few flash drives manage 25MB/s over USB2.0, so this isn't particularly quick by USB3.0 standards.
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Agent-006

Just wondering what do other USB 3.0 speeds compare to this in general?


JKDBruceLee

Considering at the end of the day these are value drives at low prices … Considering at the end of the day these are value drives at low prices its great value. We can throw all the theoretical speeds all we want, but its sure better than the older drives. Obviously better controllers/memory could yield faster reads/writes but at these prices..no way. Supertalent, Corsair, Kingston and the likes make some faster ones..but..not cheap, but if mission critical isrequired you would then buy those drives i reckon. ....



LOL mission critical people would already have a bigger and better solution.
i had a transcend 700 usb 3.0 32gb and the write speed was advertised as 30MB/s but i was getting around 60-70MB/s when copying a 5-10GB mkv file to it.

I'm very interested in this one.

Would this be the same write speed as my transcend??? i.e (advertised as 30MB/s, actual speed 60-70MB/s)
georgecat

Considering how this drive will be used by many (i.e. transferring a … Considering how this drive will be used by many (i.e. transferring a large amount of files), you will pretty much be 'bench testing' it every time you're checking how long the transfer has left. Are you saying the transfer speed doesn't matter?



Yes because at work we have other things to be doing whilst changed files are backed up. At home I'll just make a cup of tea, iron couple of shirts etc.
You've got to be a complete no- lifer to sit there watching 64GB of data during it's transfer.

The only way I see a super fast 64GB stick would make a difference, if you needed to run off and leave the computer asap with 64GB of data in your hand. Which begs the question how the hell did anyone manage before.
georgecat

Which is exactly what JKDBrucelee said



Look up the definition of 'exactly' . He was talking about better USB sticks . I wasn't.
I've been using a 500GB USB 3 hard disk for well over a year, fits in my shirt pocket, why the hell would I look at more expensive and less reliable USB sticks for mission critical business?

Its always the same on flash memory deals, ruined by the bench testers.

neilmc1983

i had a transcend 700 usb 3.0 32gb and the write speed was advertised as … i had a transcend 700 usb 3.0 32gb and the write speed was advertised as 30MB/s but i was getting around 60-70MB/s when copying a 5-10GB mkv file to it.I'm very interested in this one.Would this be the same write speed as my transcend??? i.e (advertised as 30MB/s, actual speed 60-70MB/s)




not likely and ignore w7 speed indicator

- Write Speed Up To: 30MB/s- Read Speed Up To: 60MB/s

35-36 minutes to fill it up hehe


Surely the point is that it's slow for USB 3.0.
Ordered, thanks OP!
Hoping the USB 2.0 speeds aren't drastically slower...

Just in comparison, mymemory are trying to flog their USB2 64GB version for £29.99

mymemory.co.uk/USB…lue

Which I was considering this morning, so to save a fiver and have USB3 compatibility is a bonus!
Edited by: "ollie2001" 15th May 2012
georgecat

Oh my, you're so ignorant it'd be embarrassing to converse with you … Oh my, you're so ignorant it'd be embarrassing to converse with you further. If you really can't see why anyone would be interested in the speed of a USB3 drive, you're either trolling or just plain stupid. Ignored.



Not only gets the wrong end of the stick, but announces to the world he's ignoring but still addresses me. What an idiot.
I was going to ditch USB sticks for Google Drive or whatever it's called until I read something reporting that in the T&Cs Google can do whatever it wants with your data - unlikely as it is that Google would pinch snaps of your family to promote itself the "fact" remains it's in the T&Cs, supposedly. This is a great price if the stick is reliable, with these things one is ALWAYS better off paying a bit more for a recognised brand from a recognised source. My use for these things is backing up family photo's - I reckon I'm better off loading up 4 / 8GB sticks rather than buying biggies in case of failure.
good price = HOT
3spartan

I was going to ditch USB sticks for Google Drive or whatever it's called … I was going to ditch USB sticks for Google Drive or whatever it's called until I read something reporting that in the T&Cs Google can do whatever it wants with your data - unlikely as it is that Google would pinch snaps of your family to promote itself the "fact" remains it's in the T&Cs, supposedly. This is a great price if the stick is reliable, with these things one is ALWAYS better off paying a bit more for a recognised brand from a recognised source. My use for these things is backing up family photo's - I reckon I'm better off loading up 4 / 8GB sticks rather than buying biggies in case of failure.



You're better off using a 2.5" USB 3 hard disk, more capacity, why not back up video too? And contrary to many of the quotes here, speed shouldn't matter so much, as you'll just be adding your latest snaps to the backup. Then use a batch file size reducer and store another backup on Dropbox.
Gold Feet

I've been using a 500GB USB 3 hard disk for well over a year, fits in my … I've been using a 500GB USB 3 hard disk for well over a year, fits in my shirt pocket, why the hell would I look at more expensive and less reliable USB sticks for mission critical business?



You're using a hard drive as it's more reliable than a USB flash drive, are you off your head?

Lets see how much of your mission critical data remains readable when the hard drive falls out your pocket onto the ground.....
Ordered.

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If the maximum theoretical transfer speed of USB 2.0 is 480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s) then should USB 2.0 suffice in order to attain the maximum speed for this drive?
So, it's a SLOW USB3 drive, but a VERY QUICK USB2 drive - sounds good to me either way, and bang per buck a great price too. Winning all around methinks.
onlinerob

If the maximum theoretical transfer speed of USB 2.0 is 480 Mbit/s (60 … If the maximum theoretical transfer speed of USB 2.0 is 480 Mbit/s (60 MB/s) then should USB 2.0 suffice in order to attain the maximum speed for this drive?

Theoretical is the key word as in real life you will get about 35MB/sec with USB2.

georgecat

I think the point is that it's getting little benefit from being USB3 and … I think the point is that it's getting little benefit from being USB3 and 30mb/s write is what a very fast USB 2 drive could reach.So really, the USB3 part of it just seems like a gimmick opposed to anything useful.

So you think a greater than 70% improvement in read speed is a gimmick? 60 v 35 MB/s.
georgecat

Oh my, you're so ignorant it'd be embarrassing to converse with you … Oh my, you're so ignorant it'd be embarrassing to converse with you further. If you really can't see why anyone would be interested in the speed of a USB3 drive, you're either trolling or just plain stupid. Ignored.



To be fair, I wouldn't have used bold type to highlight a put down, if I wanted to converse with someone and you did seem to miss the point.
This is more or less USB 2.0 price for a 64GB stick, so you can't complain about the speed too much. OK - it's not ultra-fast for a USB 3.0, but it's quicker than USB 2.0.
georgecat

and '70% faster read speed than USB2' is hardly ushering in a new age … and '70% faster read speed than USB2' is hardly ushering in a new age of high speed storage.



You realise Western Digital have been selling small, fast, portable and affordable USB 3 drives since at least 2010?
IIRC the pocket size WD passport 500GB was on this very site for around the £50 back in 2010.
Edited by: "parabolica" 15th May 2012
In terms of good use for this drive, with so many tv's offering USB recording this looks like a fantastic option to support basic pvr functionality. Any view on this from someone with a bit more knowledge than me?.
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