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Grixx USB 3.0 Flash Drive USB Memory Stick 100MB/s Write Speed - 128GB £19.94 with code @ 7dayshop
Grixx USB 3.0 Flash Drive USB Memory Stick 100MB/s Write Speed - 128GB £19.94 with code @ 7dayshop

Grixx USB 3.0 Flash Drive USB Memory Stick 100MB/s Write Speed - 128GB £19.94 with code @ 7dayshop

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Product Features

Incredible value for money. Extra large 128GB memory and super fast USB 3.0 performance!

Keep all your important data with you on the move.

Plug and play and rapid transfer speeds: write up to RAPID 100mb/s and read at 160mb/s

Sleek design: aluminium housing with black cap to protect USB end. LED indication light

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Full Description

This is a fantastic product, with an incredible 128GB storage, high performance, quality and value for money.

It features rapid USB 3.0 transfer speeds. With tested write speeds to be a minimum of 100mb/s and a read speed of up to 160mb/s.

The flash drive is finished in a smooth aluminium housing, complemented with a black cap to protect the USB end.

It's easy to use thanks to its plug n play technology. With this USB memory stick, it's also easy to carry around all your important data.

Specifications

Capacity: 128GB

Speed: 100MB/s write (min) and up to 160MB/s read

Compatibility: Can be used in devices supporting USB 1.1, 2.0 and USB 3.0 standards

System requirements:

USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

Windows XP and higher

Mac OS 10.1 and higher

Linux 2.4.0 and higher

*Some capacity is used for formatting & other functions. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Some operating systems measure GB differently, so capacity may appear less. Information here. Speed may vary with operating conditions.

What's included

1 x Grixx 128GB USB 3.0 flash drive memory stick

36 Comments

I've had one of these for the best part of a year now I use it most weeks and it's been super reliable. USB 3.0 speeds are pretty decent but USB 2.0 are brilliant for older devices it usually gets a solid 17mb/sec.
Only thing to note is they get super super hot but I usually use it in my nVidia shield tv so there is plenty of air around it.

Can anyone confirm this WRITE speed .. Surely the speed quoted is way way too fast?

hyenadog

Can anyone confirm this WRITE speed .. Surely the speed quoted is way way … Can anyone confirm this WRITE speed .. Surely the speed quoted is way way too fast?



​No its not that fast - USB 3

I have been using these for backups long time, recently bought another at this price from 7dayshop. Was going to post deal but bottled out. A properly fast USB stick. Write speed is very high - I get over 70 MB/s IIRC, will confirm later on when I am at home.

Just a word of warning, one stopped working after about a year. Electrically dead. Still using them though.

biggiep

Only thing to note is they get super super hot but I usually use it in my … Only thing to note is they get super super hot but I usually use it in my nVidia shield tv so there is plenty of air around it.



^This.

Mine get so hot and the USB Slot I use is pretty rigid, so most of the times I pull it out and the metal case comes off (leaving a USB port and some circuit board).

So im regularly super glueing it.

I've got the 64gb version. Write speed is good but not 100MB/s. Still better than most usb3 drives out there.

£19.94 after BANKHOL5 code

Will post my usual note of caution about speeds and warranty quoted by 7DS: about Nov 2015, 7DS reduced the 5 years warranty on its Grixx items to 2 years which appeared to be conincident with an increase in users reporting failures (inc reports from HUKD users). But not all 7DS outlets have downgraded the Grixx warranty from 5 to 2 years, 7DS Amazon outlet still quotes 5 years for a 128GB USB3 item with randomly lesser specs, but will charge an additional £8 for the benefit amazon.co.uk/dp/…K7C
Also note Aria previously sold the same part number for the 128GB USB3 item currently quoted by 7DS but Aria quote lesser specs and full 5 years waranty at aria.co.uk/Pro…460

hyenadog

Can anyone confirm this WRITE speed .. Surely the speed quoted is way way … Can anyone confirm this WRITE speed .. Surely the speed quoted is way way too fast?



No way it will reach 100MB/s, 30-40 is the max... and i know it because i have one

It was fast, but lasted a week - they refunded quickly

Great read/write specs, but the heat is a major concern - no wonder they have a high failure rate.

nw104hh

No way it will reach 100MB/s, 30-40 is the max... and i know it because i … No way it will reach 100MB/s, 30-40 is the max... and i know it because i have one



Depends on your USB 3 port and its link back speed (some are crippled) ps 30-40mbytes/s would indicate usb2 speeds

3guesses

Great read/write specs, but the heat is a major concern - no wonder they … Great read/write specs, but the heat is a major concern - no wonder they have a high failure rate.



Heat on fast 100+ mbytes/s usb devices are an issue (scandisk ultra fit is a good example!)

taras

Depends on your USB 3 port and its link back speed (some are crippled) ps … Depends on your USB 3 port and its link back speed (some are crippled) ps 30-40mbytes/s would indicate usb2 speeds



I've tested it on 2 different high-end laptops, and also, i took it to my work and i've tested on desktop... same poor results.

nw104hh

I've tested it on 2 different high-end laptops, and also, i took it to my … I've tested it on 2 different high-end laptops, and also, i took it to my work and i've tested on desktop... same poor results.


Sounds like yours is faulty then.... I've had 20+ USB pen drives/SD cards (including 2xGrixx) in the last few years from 7dayshop and all of them have read and write speeds equal or better than 7dayshops claims.

nw104hh

I've tested it on 2 different high-end laptops, and also, i took it to my … I've tested it on 2 different high-end laptops, and also, i took it to my work and i've tested on desktop... same poor results.



As i said it depends on the link.. Some don't put enough bandwidth on the usb 3.0 ports. I don't know what usb chipsets are being used .. usb 3.1 has for instance 10GBits/s bandwidth, if the chipset only has say 15gbits/s total bandwidth back to the cpu then its throttled.

Silhouette

^This.Mine get so hot and the USB Slot I use is pretty rigid, so most of … ^This.Mine get so hot and the USB Slot I use is pretty rigid, so most of the times I pull it out and the metal case comes off (leaving a USB port and some circuit board).So im regularly super glueing it.



I have 2 of these, they don't get hot at all.

taras

Heat on fast 100+ mbytes/s usb devices are an issue (scandisk ultra fit … Heat on fast 100+ mbytes/s usb devices are an issue (scandisk ultra fit is a good example!)



I'm sure I have read that the higher end ones (eg Samsung) tend not to get too hot.

jimunix

I have 2 of these, they don't get hot at all.



When did you buy and have you benchmarked their read/write speeds?

jimunix

I have 2 of these, they don't get hot at all.



Assuming you purchased relatively recently? Wonder if the newer batch is better then?

Crossbow

Assuming you purchased relatively recently? Wonder if the newer batch is … Assuming you purchased relatively recently? Wonder if the newer batch is better then?



I used to have one from about 2014, also never got hot to touch. It was a fast high quality device, lacked the elegance of the smaller drives you can get from Samsung and Sandisk but it was considerably faster at writes and random activity and didn't get hot like they do.

I have two of these. Both have failed - the older one lasted a couple of years. The new one - which was a replacement for another defective one, by the way - has also stopped working.

I ended up fronting up a lot more money for a much better drive. £45 for a Lexar P20, where I'm seeing 258MB/s writes (!). And I bought it from Amazon, so unlike the Grixxes, I am likely to get decent customer service should anything go wrong.

These are a bit hit and miss which is a shame as they are decently built, sturdy and aluminium.

I had one that one day asked me to do a scandisk so I did and it just froze after a while, so pulled it out and tried again to scandisk and froze again only this time when I put it back in it found a new device. I found out this was because the internal firmware had got corrupt and tried lots of innostor tools but none worked.

So I bought another one and this only had a 70MB write speed (like their older USB 3 stock had) so got a replacement, it was also 70MB write (the first one I had that went wrong was 120 or 130MB writes) but I just kept it. After a while I noticed it wouldn't work in USB 3 ports sometimes, but pretty much always works in USB 2 ports. So now I mostly have it in USB 2 ports.

I have no idea why its so temperamental in USB 3 ports, it's definitely USB 3 as when it does work in the USB 3 ports it writes at 70MB a sec and was fine for first few weeks. I keep it regularly backed up for when it does decide to pack up altogether! I have tried it in multiple machines with USB 3 ports but its the same.
Edited by: "Zek" 26th Aug 2016

BigYoSpeck

I used to have one from about 2014, also never got hot to touch. It was a … I used to have one from about 2014, also never got hot to touch. It was a fast high quality device, lacked the elegance of the smaller drives you can get from Samsung and Sandisk but it was considerably faster at writes and random activity and didn't get hot like they do.



Yeah, have one too from last July (64Gb version). It gets a little warm, but don't really stress it for long periods, which some people here seem to be doing perhaps? And yes, fastest drive I've ever owned so far.

Poor reliability. I had one fail whilst under warranty. Its replacement failed within 6 months

Crossbow

Yeah, have one too from last July (64Gb version). It gets a little warm, … Yeah, have one too from last July (64Gb version). It gets a little warm, but don't really stress it for long periods, which some people here seem to be doing perhaps? And yes, fastest drive I've ever owned so far.



If memory serves, I think the 64GB ones are OK while the 128GB ones are a bit flaky.

Speed test results as promised. Write speeds varied between 87 MB/s to 104 MB/s . Told you it was fast.

Tests were from Linux, using dd and cp, with appropriate options to turn off the effect of the Linux buffer cache.

Doing backups to his thing I typically get a throughput of 51 MB/s. That is slower because it includes decrypting data and re-encrypting it to another format, reading many thousands of small files, and so on.

Other good points: drive is metal, does not hot, and is slim enough to not physically block other USB ports

Downside: possible long term reliability?
Edited by: "jimunix" 27th Aug 2016

On 7DayShop it's write 100MB/s and read 160MS/s.
On amazon.co.uk/Gri…K7C it's 68MB/s and 94MB/s
hotukdeals.com/dea…452 70MB/s and 89MB/s

Which one is correct and is it faster than the tiny SanDisk and Samsung sticks?
Edited by: "Gort1951" 27th Aug 2016

Gort1951

On 7DayShop it's write 100MB/s and read 160MS/s.On … On 7DayShop it's write 100MB/s and read 160MS/s.On https://www.amazon.co.uk/Grixx-Flash-Drive-128GB-Supersonic/dp/B00EXMHK7C it's 68MB/s and 94MB/shttp://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/grixx-usb-3-0-flash-drive-128gb-for-35-98-7dayshop-1881452 70MB/s and 89MB/sWhich one is correct and is it faster than the tiny SanDisk and Samsung sticks?



These are much faster than the tiny nub type sticks from Sandisk and Samsung. Not just sequential read and write which those little drives are actually respectable for. But it's random access though not exactly an SSD is quick. Doing backups of lots of small files, running an OS or VM off it's much better than those tiny sticks.

jimunix

Speed test results as promised. Write speeds varied between 87 MB/s to … Speed test results as promised. Write speeds varied between 87 MB/s to 104 MB/s . Told you it was fast.Tests were from Linux, using dd and cp, with appropriate options to turn off the effect of the Linux buffer cache. Doing backups to his thing I typically get a throughput of 51 MB/s. That is slower because it includes decrypting data and re-encrypting it to another format, reading many thousands of small files, and so on.Other good points: drive is metal, does not hot, and is slim enough to not physically block other USB portsDownside: possible long term reliability?



If it doesn't get hot during use then I would be much more optimistic about its reliability/longevity.

BTW did you purchase recently or some time ago?


Edited by: "3guesses" 27th Aug 2016

Crossbow

Assuming you purchased relatively recently? Wonder if the newer batch is … Assuming you purchased relatively recently? Wonder if the newer batch is better then?


Purely observational: the "relatively recent" items are described by vendor as having greater transfer speeds but with significantly less warranty than earlier descriptions.

I've had 2 of the 64Gb and one of the 128Gb fail inside a year, one of them a replacement that failed within 6 months.

Won't be using them again.

3guesses

If it doesn't get hot during use then I would be much more optimistic … If it doesn't get hot during use then I would be much more optimistic about its reliability/longevity.BTW did you purchase recently or some time ago?



​One purchase a year ago, another 3 weeks ago. Not sure which was the stick under test, think it was the newer one.

jimunix

​One purchase a year ago, another 3 weeks ago. Not sure which was the s … ​One purchase a year ago, another 3 weeks ago. Not sure which was the stick under test, think it was the newer one.



Hmmm... quite important to know if your findings are for the new one or the old one!

My crashed so badly it would not even recognise media on the drive. Grixx didnt want to know.

I have a 128Gb and it's HORRIBLY slow especially when transferring a directory/folder with thousands of small files when it literally grinds to a halt.
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