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Bytestor 16GB USB Maxi Flash Drive. £15.31 delivered @ Amazon
Bytestor 16GB USB Maxi Flash Drive. £15.31 delivered @ Amazon

Bytestor 16GB USB Maxi Flash Drive. £15.31 delivered @ Amazon

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This is the latest 16GB USB drive by Bytestor that replaces the more expensive and older 'Dataferry' version.

Seems to be from £20 to £30 elsewhere.

Was posted just over a month ago with 2 to 5 weeks delivery time (credit to thomas01155) but now in stock and ready to go.

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Original Poster

Reviews seem to be a bit sparse, but from what I can see, write speed seems to be around 10MB/s and read speed up to 20MB/s, which would make it at least twice as fast as most 'cheap' USB flash drives.

Thanks, just ordered. Had intended on getting one from Play but with a 2-3 week wait, went with this one instead. Ideal for storing all my photos!

I think the Dataferry version is faster. One review states 15MB/s write and 30MB/s read. A handful of other reviews corroborate.

I ordered from Play and it was here in 3 days. Read speed is 26Mb/s and write is 7.73 Mb/s according to Crystalmark
Edited by: "tomthered" 12th Oct 2010

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alasrati

I think the Dataferry version is faster. One review states 15MB/s write … I think the Dataferry version is faster. One review states 15MB/s write and 30MB/s read. A handful of other reviews corroborate.



I did notice that, but I'm not sure I believe it, as only the 'ultra high speed' drives normally achieve this sort of performance and it is only one uncorroborated review - I couldn't find any others that confirmed this speed.

I would be very surprised if this 'Maxi' drive is slower than the 'Dataferry', as it is a newer drive, using (presumably) newer memory, from the same manufacturer.
Edited by: "andyken" 12th Oct 2010

andyken

I did notice that, but I'm not sure I believe it, as only the 'ultra high … I did notice that, but I'm not sure I believe it, as only the 'ultra high speed' drives normally achieve this sort of performance and it is only one uncorroborated review - I couldn't find any others that confirmed this speed.I would be very surprised if this 'Maxi' drive is slower than the 'Dataferry', as it is a newer drive, using (presumably) newer memory, from the same manufacturer.

Suggest you read a few more. At least 3 others on Amazon corroborate.

These are my figures for the dataferry 16gb.

Using Crystal disk (USB 2 port, fair spec machine) peformance figures are:
Read 26.95MB/s Write 14.91MB/s I'd say that was impressive for 16gb @ £16.99

Banned

Only a few pennys more for the Sandisk Cruzer Blade, £15.99.
Alot tougher. LINK HERE.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31NJ8yrcbPL._AA300_.jpg

Original Poster

Xenu

Only a few pennys more for the Sandisk Cruzer Blade, £15.99.Alot tougher. … Only a few pennys more for the Sandisk Cruzer Blade, £15.99.Alot tougher. LINK HERE.



Yes, but much slower. Not really comparable IMO.

I bought this about a year agoish (for £16) and it writes at 10MB/s. Maybe they updated the innards and that's why some report faster speeds, no idea, but either way its a great little stick and a brucie bonus if it does write at 15MB/s

So is it better to get to the Dataferry or the Maxi Flash version of Bytesor USB Flash Drive? As im looking for a speedy usb this time around in terms of writing and reading.

I posted this on another thread about this stick the other day - make of it what you will.........

"Out of interest I had emailed the company [Bytestor] to ask about the read/write speeds on this particular stick, quoteing the exact manufacturer's reference and was rather surprised to get this reply:

"The read and write speed for the Flash drive

Read Speed Write Speed
12 MB/s 3 MB/s

Please note that all speeds are dependent on the Host Device."

Unless they have made a mistake, that is horrendously slow and certainly something to avoid!
Compare with this generic stick from 7DayShop at 20.5 and 8.5Mb/s for example 7dayshop.com/cat…966
"
Edited by: "Faythur" 13th Oct 2010

I was after one of these for my XBOX360, but it looks like the "7 day shop" version above isn't compatible apparently. The Amazon reviews says that the Bytestor drive is, but has anyone personally tried one on the console? Cheers.

turntableslave

I was after one of these for my XBOX360, but it looks like the "7 day … I was after one of these for my XBOX360, but it looks like the "7 day shop" version above isn't compatible apparently. The Amazon reviews says that the Bytestor drive is, but has anyone personally tried one on the console? Cheers.



ive used many many USB sticks on my xbox 360, and they all worked. (though it must be noted only when formatted in fat32. the 360 does not read NTFS.

actually this is the first ive heard of "unsupported USB sticks!"

Faythur

I posted this on another thread about this stick the other day - make of … I posted this on another thread about this stick the other day - make of it what you will........."Out of interest I had emailed the company [Bytestor] to ask about the read/write speeds on this particular stick, quoteing the exact manufacturer's reference and was rather surprised to get this reply:"The read and write speed for the Flash driveRead Speed Write Speed12 MB/s 3 MB/sPlease note that all speeds are dependent on the Host Device."Unless they have made a mistake, that is horrendously slow and certainly something to avoid!Compare with this generic stick from 7DayShop at 20.5 and 8.5Mb/s for example http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_6&products_id=106966"



If thts the case would it be better to go for the Bytestor Dataferry one, as in for a quicker write speed? which woud be surpising since this is a newer model and supposed to be faster
Edited by: "Trilink" 14th Oct 2010

No reason to expect a newer model to be faster: they may have just reduced costs.

Original Poster

alasrati

No reason to expect a newer model to be faster: they may have just … No reason to expect a newer model to be faster: they may have just reduced costs.



True, but seeing as the price of memory is always falling and (apart from short term blips) never goes up and the performance of memory is pretty-well constantly improving, it would actually be a strange decision for Bytestor to bring out a new model, using inherently newer/better components yet performs worse, especially with something like this, the performance of which is widely publicised online.

I suspect they would soon be out of business if they tried to pull a stunt like this, when in fact they have a pretty good reputation.

Actually,older voyager drives are faster than newer ones (they used SLC flash memory to get 25meg/sec write)

Hi all, im after a large USB drive at the moment to store work backup files

So what is the best one for speed/ price?

Cheers

The Dataferry has known good speed (even then there is probably some variance in performance). The speed of this is unknown. It is cheaper: why? The only similarity between the two is the brand name: this is meaningless really.

Of the two, I would either buy the Dataferry version now or wait a while for some reviews which include benchmarks on this one, then make a decision.

alasrati

The Dataferry has known good speed (even then there is probably some … The Dataferry has known good speed (even then there is probably some variance in performance). The speed of this is unknown. It is cheaper: why? The only similarity between the two is the brand name: this is meaningless really.Of the two, I would either buy the Dataferry version now or wait a while for some reviews which include benchmarks on this one, then make a decision.



THANKS, do you have a link?

I have bought a 32gb Dataferry, its the slowest one of the Pendrive I have used, I tried using it on my new tTV to record, and it says the USB device is too slow!! I think the 3Mbps write speed is about right :-(
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