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Integral 128GB 2.0 USB Drive £15.99 @ MyMemory
Integral 128GB 2.0 USB Drive £15.99 @ MyMemory

Integral 128GB 2.0 USB Drive £15.99 @ MyMemory

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Not the fastest or most elegant USB stick, but 128GB is a useful capacity for keeping backup copies of things.

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So it's increased in price by £1 since I bought one last September.

128gb stick with very low write speed doesn't make any sense to be honest...

pavel76

128gb stick with very low write speed doesn't make any sense to be … 128gb stick with very low write speed doesn't make any sense to be honest...



Except for, say, archiving, etc.

got one of these, loads of series plugged in android box.

pavel76

128gb stick with very low write speed doesn't make any sense to be … 128gb stick with very low write speed doesn't make any sense to be honest...


Why what is the hurry?

Sambat

Why what is the hurry?



How long do you think it would take to transfer say 100 GB onto this drive?

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GDB2222

How long do you think it would take to transfer say 100 GB onto this … How long do you think it would take to transfer say 100 GB onto this drive?



If you are using a memory stick to make a backup copy of something then the speed isn't important. Computers can do more than one thing at a time, you set your copy going and leave it to do its thing while you carry on doing whatever you usually do on your computer. Come back to it a couple of hours later when it is done and put it in a safe place hoping you will never need it again.

USB 2.0, to slow for 128gb

GDB2222

How long do you think it would take to transfer say 100 GB onto this … How long do you think it would take to transfer say 100 GB onto this drive?


Well if I was I wouldn't sit there watching it - you would be some sort of plank to suddenly decide "I must go and copy 100gb of files to that USB drive".
Everyone wants the best, biggest, fastest, but also want it cheap.

will take 35 hours at maximum theoretical speed to fill this up. assuming you lose 20% overhead this will be 42 hours.

Jediben

will take 35 hours at maximum theoretical speed to fill this up. assuming … will take 35 hours at maximum theoretical speed to fill this up. assuming you lose 20% overhead this will be 42 hours.



Thanks for this, please could you show how you arrived at this figure?

Going_Digital

If you are using a memory stick to make a backup copy of something then … If you are using a memory stick to make a backup copy of something then the speed isn't important. Computers can do more than one thing at a time, you set your copy going and leave it to do its thing while you carry on doing whatever you usually do on your computer. Come back to it a couple of hours later when it is done and put it in a safe place hoping you will never need it again.



The problem is that copying 100GB to this stick won't just take a couple of hours, will it? It depends on the type of file, but *very roughly* 100MB per minute is achievable in real life. So, about half a day to a day to copy 100GB. That might work for some purposes, but it's really quite a long time to wait for a job to complete.

I bought a fairly fast USB 3 drive for £1.50 more a couple of months ago, so it's not as if you have to pay a fortune more to get a sizeable speed increase.

I don't understand why people complain about slow speeds on cheap sticks? I have one slow stick like this for archiving then invested the money saved on a Sandisk Extreme. You will not find a memory stick that ticks every box unless money is no concern.

​128000 mb capacity, theoretical 30mb/s transfer speed. 128000/60 is 2133 minutes. 2133/60 is 35 hours.

oops it should be 60mb/s so half the time - 17 hours

either way those are theoretic best case. you might see only half that performance. i woyld realistically not attempt to use anything at usb 2 over 32gb.

Jediben

will take 35 hours at maximum theoretical speed to fill this up. assuming … will take 35 hours at maximum theoretical speed to fill this up. assuming you lose 20% overhead this will be 42 hours.



I bought a 64GB USB 2.0 memory stick back in 2012 and the first thing I did was to test it with h2testw. These were the results:

Warning: Only 60333 of 60399 MByte tested. Test finished without errors. … Warning: Only 60333 of 60399 MByte tested. Test finished without errors. You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again. Writing speed: 8.46 MByte/s Reading speed: 22.3 MByte/s H2testw v1.4



It took 1h58m50s to fill the drive and 45m09s to verify, so I guesstimate it would take ~4 hours to fill this 128GB drive. I'm guessing your calculations were out by a factor of 10.

You're welcome.

Jediben

​128000 mb capacity, theoretical 30mb/s transfer speed. 128000/60 is 2 … ​128000 mb capacity, theoretical 30mb/s transfer speed. 128000/60 is 2133 minutes. 2133/60 is 35 hours.


The theoretical top writing speed of USB 2 is about 60MB/s as mentioned in your other post.
Let's go mad and say the writing speed will be about 8MB/s (I believe that's about right speed for cheap USB stick)
128,000 MB / 8 MB = 16,000 seconds
16,000 seconds = 267 minutes = 4.45 hour = 4 hours & 27 minutes = and that's the time you'll need to fill the USB stick completely.


BTW: hot from me OP, great device for backups.

Edited by: "About30ninjas" 21st Jan

Jediben

will take 35 hours at maximum theoretical speed to fill this up. … will take 35 hours at maximum theoretical speed to fill this up. assuming you lose 20% overhead this will be 42 hours.

Warning: Only 60333 of 60399 MByte tested. Test finished without errors. … Warning: Only 60333 of 60399 MByte tested. Test finished without errors. You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again. Writing speed: 8.46 MByte/s Reading speed: 22.3 MByte/s H2testw v1.4



That's more like it.(_;)
I'm with you, I've tested several usb2.0 drives using CrystalDisk and generally get in the range 5 to 8 MB/s.
I was interested in seeing JediBen's calculation, which is still flawed.

128000 MB divide by 8 = 16000 seconds, divide by 60 = 267 minutes, divide by 60 = 4.5 hours, (theoretically).


Haha, great minds.

Edited by: "flooker" 21st Jan

I bought this USB a while back, I remember it taking 5-6 hours from netbook hard drive to this, approximately 110gb.
speed was not an issue as its just favorite series plugged in an android box.

ah yes i see i jumped straight from mb/s to minutes without making the division required
Edited by: "Jediben" 21st Jan

About30ninjas

The theoretical top writing speed of USB 2 is about 60MB/s as mentioned … The theoretical top writing speed of USB 2 is about 60MB/s as mentioned in your other post. Let's go mad and say the writing speed will be about 8MB/s (I believe that's about right speed for cheap USB stick)128,000 MB / 8 MB = 16,000 seconds16,000 seconds = 267 minutes = 4.45 hour = 4 hours & 27 minutes = and that's the time you'll need to fill the USB stick completely. BTW: hot from me OP, great device for backups.




I think you should try a real life test, copying a directory onto one of these sticks. The whole process goes far, far slower than you'd expect from calculations based on theoretical top speeds. In real life, I got around 100 MBytes per minute, as I reported above. That's so far within the USB2 performance limit that it's not the USB interface that's holding things up, but the internals within the memory stick.

This was on a Dane Elec drive btw.

GDB2222

I think you should try a real life test, copying a directory onto one of … I think you should try a real life test, copying a directory onto one of these sticks. The whole process goes far, far slower than you'd expect from calculations based on theoretical top speeds. In real life, I got around 100 MBytes per minute, as I reported above. That's so far within the USB2 performance limit that it's not the USB interface that's holding things up, but the internals within the memory stick. This was on a Dane Elec drive btw.


Theoretical speed is 60MB/s and my calculations are based on real life 8MB/s. What's your point again?

About30ninjas

Theoretical speed is 60MB/s and my calculations are based on real life … Theoretical speed is 60MB/s and my calculations are based on real life 8MB/s. What's your point again?



That's five times as fast as I actually achieved. Do you have details of the drive you used and the files you copied?

GDB2222

That's five times as fast as I actually achieved. Do you have details of … That's five times as fast as I actually achieved. Do you have details of the drive you used and the files you copied?


There's something wrong with your USB stick or your computer. 2MB/s is really slow.
Check post #17, please:
3guesses

I bought a 64GB USB 2.0 memory stick back in 2012 and the first thing I … I bought a 64GB USB 2.0 memory stick back in 2012 and the first thing I did was to test it with h2testw. These were the results:It took 1h58m50s to fill the drive and 45m09s to verify...


Also most of my USB 2.0 sticks are between 5MB/s and 10MB/s. If the speed is lower than 5 I usually return them back. You should consider this option too.

About30ninjas

There's something wrong with your USB stick or your computer. 2MB/s is … There's something wrong with your USB stick or your computer. 2MB/s is really slow.Check post #17, please:Also most of my USB 2.0 sticks are between 5MB/s and 10MB/s. If the speed is lower than 5 I usually return them back. You should consider this option too.



I just tried a more modern usb stick. The DaneElec one is five years old. The more modern one is significantly faster, getting 5+MB/s.

I have a 256mb version of this, its about 10 years old, looks identical

GDB2222

I just tried a more modern usb stick. The DaneElec one is five years old. … I just tried a more modern usb stick. The DaneElec one is five years old. The more modern one is significantly faster, getting 5+MB/s.


That's more like USB 2.0
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