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Back In Stock: Integral 256GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive with 2 Year Warranty - £20.69 Delivered with code @ MyMemory

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Refreshed 20th Apr (Posted 20th Apr)
Use the code EGG10 to get it for £20.69 delivered.

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Description
- Latest USB 3.0 SuperSpeed specification
- Transfer your digital content such as HD video, photos, games and large documents
- Fully compatible with USB 2.0 (USB 2.0 transfer speed)

Specification
Compatibility: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8.1 and 10/ Mac OS v10.0 or Later/ Linux v2.4.0 and above
Environmental Parameters
This product is compatible with ALL windows platforms.

Hope it helps someone.
Community Updates
Write speed 14MB/s
Read speed 20MB/s

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59 Comments
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Hot from me - used my £3 cashback on a £5+ purchase, via Topcashback
Hot too been waiting for this to come back I missed it last time.
Great price and good quality stick. In before cheapskates turn up criticising the write speeds - I am honestly surprised we made it to 4 comments without an appearance.
OP - add the read and write speeds. This is key to the product.
MUFCristiano32 m ago

OP - add the read and write speeds. This is key to the product.


Why don’t you edit and add them if it’s so critical? I'd imagine price and capacity is far more important as you know the speeds will be average or below in this price range.
plewis005 m ago

Why don’t you edit and add them if it’s so critical? I'd imagine price and …Why don’t you edit and add them if it’s so critical? I'd imagine price and capacity is far more important as you know the speeds will be average or below in this price range.


Because the OP could be lazy. A deal like this should have to feature speeds. Even if it likely turns the deal cold.
plewis003 h, 15 m ago

Great price and good quality stick. In before cheapskates turn up …Great price and good quality stick. In before cheapskates turn up criticising the write speeds - I am honestly surprised we made it to 4 comments without an appearance.


Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small portable storage device like this? SSD hard drives?
Edited by: "arCuThEDOWDr" 20th Apr
arCuThEDOWDr38 m ago

Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small …Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small portable storage device like this? SSD hard drives?


External SSD drives or, for example, Kingston's HyperX thumb drives.
Hatsune_MikuwBK33 m ago

External SSD drives or, for example, Kingston's HyperX thumb drives.

arCuThEDOWDr1 h, 12 m ago

Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small …Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small portable storage device like this? SSD hard drives?


Internal SSD with a good enough external caddy is the route i took.

Still looking for a good value flash drive but i still get 30mb write speeds on my now ancient Lexar S23 64gb.

Which i bought 5 years ago after searching my email

Have got something in place to stop it retracting when trying to plug it into a USB port though
MUFCristiano2 h, 49 m ago

Because the OP could be lazy. A deal like this should have to feature …Because the OP could be lazy. A deal like this should have to feature speeds. Even if it likely turns the deal cold.


Yes but by now you could have clicked ‘add info’ and done it... I’ve done it now. Happy?
Edited by: "plewis00" 20th Apr
Would this be suitable to plug in the back of tv to pause and record tv.
darrylbonbeanie14 m ago

Would this be suitable to plug in the back of tv to pause and record tv.


Yes, assuming your TV supports 32GB+ drives and the file system you’re using.
darrylbonbeanie19 m ago

Would this be suitable to plug in the back of tv to pause and record tv.


I'd go with an external HDD instead. Twice the money for 4x storage space.
Thanks for responses I'll have to check manual to see if it can. Its not the main tv so only really after the pause function so size is not too much of an issues.

Thanks
plewis006 h, 3 m ago

Great price and good quality stick. In before cheapskates turn up …Great price and good quality stick. In before cheapskates turn up criticising the write speeds - I am honestly surprised we made it to 4 comments without an appearance.


Slow write speed - avoid
madmaxpayne4 m ago

Slow write speed - avoid


Samsung Fit 128GB much faster and similar price if you prefer.


Hatsune_MikuwBK1 h, 4 m ago

I'd go with an external HDD instead. Twice the money for 4x storage space.


I agree. For TV recording, hard disks excel as they’re sequential read and writes. Depends if the TV has power requirements and if they don’t need the small flash drive form factor.
darrylbonbeanie1 h, 29 m ago

Would this be suitable to plug in the back of tv to pause and record tv.


your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd if it did, as tv USB ports are normally just for reading video from hard drives. plugging a drive in would not magically enable it to pause and record
3.2% quidco too
darrylbonbeanie1 h, 55 m ago

Would this be suitable to plug in the back of tv to pause and record tv.


verbumSapienti25 m ago

your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd …your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd if it did, as tv USB ports are normally just for reading video from hard drives. plugging a drive in would not magically enable it to pause and record



Yep - should be. They normally recommend a conventional hdd but I use a 128GB Sandisk flash drive without any issues

Not sure the capability is “odd” - my 2014 Sony TV can pause & record via usb as can many cheap Freeview boxes.
Edited by: "captainbeaky" 20th Apr
Kayne8 h, 25 m ago

Hot from me - used my £3 cashback on a £5+ purchase, via Topcashback


Good idea, but will it work? From the TC-MM terms:
"What will stop me getting cashback? Using a promotional/voucher code not posted and approved by TopCashback."
captainbeaky1 h, 2 m ago

Yep - should be. They normally recommend a conventional hdd but I use a …Yep - should be. They normally recommend a conventional hdd but I use a 128GB Sandisk flash drive without any issuesNot sure the capability is “odd” - my 2014 Sony TV can pause & record via usb as can many cheap Freeview boxes.


I'm just saying the tv needs existing functionality and software to pause and record, adding a USB drive would not introduce this functionality

some Freeview boxes have this, as do some smart tvs
verbumSapienti20 m ago

I'm just saying the tv needs existing functionality and software to pause …I'm just saying the tv needs existing functionality and software to pause and record, adding a USB drive would not introduce this functionalitysome Freeview boxes have this, as do some smart tvs


verbumSapienti

"your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd"
37502821-7qFMI.jpgEven my cheap (non-smart) Finlux TV records programmes onto a USB stick. You simply select them via the on-screen listings to schedule recordings.

Your assertion was that such functionality "would be odd"

Is it a form of solipsism when someone believes that if they have no personal experience of something, it cannot possibly exist?
Pheenix47 m ago

verbumSapienti "your tv would need that capability in the first place, …verbumSapienti "your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd"[Image] Even my cheap (non-smart) Finlux TV records programmes onto a USB stick. You simply select them via the on-screen listings to schedule recordings. Your assertion was that such functionality "would be odd" Is it a form of solipsism when someone believes that if they have no personal experience of something, it cannot possibly exist?


It is a newer feature but we get confused as we forget we may change phones every 1-2 years but TVs every 5-10, so I don't think it's meant offensively as if you've made it up!
Hatsune_MikuwBK5 h, 1 m ago

External SSD drives or, for example, Kingston's HyperX thumb drives.



OK will check them out.

Looks like the Kingston drives can go over 500MB/sec.

What confuses me is that this Integral drive uses USB 3.0 (so up to 625MB/sec possible), yet the read or write speed is less than 10% of that figure.

Is this due to slow speed of the memory chips on the Integral USB stick itself?
Pheenix1 h, 7 m ago

verbumSapienti "your tv would need that capability in the first place, …verbumSapienti "your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd"[Image] Even my cheap (non-smart) Finlux TV records programmes onto a USB stick. You simply select them via the on-screen listings to schedule recordings. Your assertion was that such functionality "would be odd" Is it a form of solipsism when someone believes that if they have no personal experience of something, it cannot possibly exist?


perhaps I could have worded it differently for you because it's obviously too ambiguous to derive anything useful, but I think nitpicking detracts from my actual intention, which was to inform a prospective buyer in case their tv is in fact incompatible, or would you rather they spent 20 quid on your assumption that they have a compatible tv like you?

and I'd say your example (not mine) is more a form of inductive reasoning
Edited by: "verbumSapienti" 20th Apr
arCuThEDOWDr23 m ago

OK will check them out.Looks like the Kingston drives can go over …OK will check them out.Looks like the Kingston drives can go over 500MB/sec.What confuses me is that this Integral drive uses USB 3.0 (so up to 625MB/sec possible), yet the read or write speed is less than 10% of that figure. Is this due to slow speed of the memory chips on the Integral USB stick itself?


Yes. By the way, I meant their HyperX thumb drives, not their normal 2.5" SATA SSD range.

I magine the Integral drive has USB 3.0 for their read speeds of upto 90MB/s whereas USB 2.0 will only reach theoretical top speed of 60MB/s.

USB speeds are not the same as drive speed. Imagine USB speeds as the size of a river, the capacity (bandwidth) is the USB speed. The drive speed is the water flow. The wider the river, the more water can flow.

Grand Canyon has a dried up river within a big missing chunk of the world, but the Amazon river, while being as wide, has more water flowing through.
Edited by: "Hatsune_MikuwBK" 20th Apr
is there any reason you would get this over a Microsd card? sorry I know nothing about all this technology. any advice appreciated.
Edited by: "dmuken" 20th Apr
verbumSapienti3 h, 18 m ago

your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd …your tv would need that capability in the first place, which would be odd if it did, as tv USB ports are normally just for reading video from hard drives. plugging a drive in would not magically enable it to pause and record


My 22 inch bush in the bedroom TV records, pauses and plays from a USB stick.

Hatsune_MikuwBK38 m ago

Yes. By the way, I meant their HyperX thumb drives, not their normal 2.5" …Yes. By the way, I meant their HyperX thumb drives, not their normal 2.5" SATA SSD range.I magine the Integral drive has USB 3.0 for their read speeds of upto 90MB/s whereas USB 2.0 will only reach theoretical top speed of 60MB/s.USB speeds are not the same as drive speed. Imagine USB speeds as the size of a river, the capacity (bandwidth) is the USB speed. The drive speed is the water flow. The wider the river, the more water can flow.Grand Canyon has a dried up river within a big missing chunk of the world, but the Amazon river, while being as wide, has more water flowing through.



I'm looking to transport some critical files from one place to another via post. This looks ideal for the job.
arCuThEDOWDr1 m ago

I'm looking to transport some critical files from one place to another via …I'm looking to transport some critical files from one place to another via post. This looks ideal for the job.


What's stopping you from encrypting the file and sending it through Mega?
USB stick read and write speeds become more critical the higher capacity the stick has. This USB 3.0 stick is very large, but has such an appallingly slow write speed (less than half of what even USB 2.0 is capable of writing at!) that it would take an interminable 5 hours to fill it.

It *might* be alright as a TV recording stick, but as a device for moving around large and/or many files, it's utterly hopeless. For that purpose, you really want a stick that will read/write at 100+ Mbytes/sec - you'll pay more obviously, but the time saved is well worth it.
superfreddy41 m ago

My 22 inch bush in the bedroom TV records, pauses and plays from a USB …My 22 inch bush in the bedroom TV records, pauses and plays from a USB stick.


I get told off if I talk about my 22inch bush in the bedroom
Mr.Nutts20/04/2019 18:13

I get told off if I talk about my 22inch bush in the bedroom


I tend to not bother turning it on these days. Too tired.
rkl15 m ago

USB stick read and write speeds become more critical the higher capacity …USB stick read and write speeds become more critical the higher capacity the stick has. This USB 3.0 stick is very large, but has such an appallingly slow write speed (less than half of what even USB 2.0 is capable of writing at!) that it would take an interminable 5 hours to fill it. It *might* be alright as a TV recording stick, but as a device for moving around large and/or many files, it's utterly hopeless. For that purpose, you really want a stick that will read/write at 100+ Mbytes/sec - you'll pay more obviously, but the time saved is well worth it.


One shouldn't expect to use a thumb drive for such use cases. Faster USB drives are more expensive while delivering less storage than a normal 2.5" SATA SSD. Just buy a 2.5" SSD with SATA to USB cable and call it a day.
dmuken1 h, 28 m ago

is there any reason you would get this over a Microsd card? sorry I know …is there any reason you would get this over a Microsd card? sorry I know nothing about all this technology. any advice appreciated.


I've had several sd cards corrupt, but only one flash drive, and even then nothing was lost: it just became read-only ( ie. I could no longer Save new things on it).

That may be just my own experience, so I'd be interested in other peoples' experiences.
dmuken2 h, 8 m ago

is there any reason you would get this over a Microsd card? sorry I know …is there any reason you would get this over a Microsd card? sorry I know nothing about all this technology. any advice appreciated.


Because if you tried to put a microSD into a USB port you'd probably lose it!

In short though, convenience. Almost every computer type device has USB but not all have microSD slots.
arCuThEDOWDr8 h, 28 m ago

Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small …Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small portable storage device like this? SSD hard drives?


There are quicker usb3 sticks than this.
arCuThEDOWDr8 h, 30 m ago

Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small …Not looking to criticise, but what are the faster options for a small portable storage device like this? SSD hard drives?


I made 2tb usb stick with 2tb nvme drive and adapter
sam_of_london10 m ago

I made 2tb usb stick with 2tb nvme drive and adapter


MacGyver did it first, using half a clothes peg, a strip of wire and a block of cheese
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