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Kingston 16GB usb memory stick £14.99 @ Clas Ohlson
Kingston 16GB usb memory stick £14.99 @ Clas Ohlson

Kingston 16GB usb memory stick £14.99 @ Clas Ohlson

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Someone just posted this, but it disappeared before I was able to comment on the deal - so credit goes to whoever it was who originally posted it. (no idea why it disappeared)

Seems a great price to me atleast based upon the GB per £.

No idea regarding the read & write speed; the Kingston site is predictably useless, quoting a speed of 'standard'.
I can't stand manufacturers who don't know what it is they are manufacturing!

They currently have a store in London & another in Manchester.

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My wife got one of these last week from the Manchester Arndale Store.

Voted Hot.

If there is not a store near you, Amazon are showing a similar Kingston item at £17.49

amazon.co.uk/Kin…ZO6

on the website it says £14.99 (£24.99)!

I got one today ! barginness!

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Computerman;5166676

on the website it says £14.99 (£24.99)!




Yeah; I think that is meant to mean "Was £24.99; Now £14.99"

If you add one your shopping list, then click print - it brings up a web page with the item price clearly listed as £14.99.

Can anyone who has bought one, run a speed benchmark on it?

that is cheeep cheeeep for a 16gb

TehJumpingJawa;5166824

Yeah; I think that is meant to mean "Was £24.99; Now £14.99"If you add one y … Yeah; I think that is meant to mean "Was £24.99; Now £14.99"If you add one your shopping list, then click print - it brings up a web page with the item price clearly listed as £14.99.Can anyone who has bought one, run a speed benchmark on it?



oh ic thanks for clearing that up. rep added.

Hadn't realised they had so many stores...not

Clas Ohlson
Units 1113-1117
The Whitgift Centre
Croydon
Surrey
CR0 1LP

Since when has Croydon been in Surrey? Croydon is in greater London! Looks a good deal...

Mrlossy;5167528

Since when has Croydon been in Surrey? Croydon is in greater London!



LOL - Somebody from the countryside perhaps.


Good deal if you have a store near you... Don't think I've seen a Gig for less than a quid before.

Remember with the Kingston's.... Dont be a keychain king, these break very easily ;-)

maxmix

PS Very good price tho...

good stuff must say this store has a strange mix of stock

Without wishing to crash the party, I know someone who has had one of these from amazon - the stick refused to handle any file over 1gb after a week, returned it and received another - exact same thing happened.

It's a good price but it may be worth going for a Sandisk instead.

happy1;5166666

If there is not a store near you, Amazon are showing a similar Kingston … If there is not a store near you, Amazon are showing a similar Kingston item at £17.49http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-DataTraveler-USB-Flash-Drive/dp/B001J4GZO6


its not from amazon thats from my memory so please

Croydon has always been in Surrey

Justice Moses;5168189

Without wishing to crash the party, I know someone who has had one of … Without wishing to crash the party, I know someone who has had one of these from amazon - the stick refused to handle any file over 1gb after a week, returned it and received another - exact same thing happened.It's a good price but it may be worth going for a Sandisk instead.



That seems odd, but it may be down to the file system used. For example, a FAT32 drive won't take any files over 4GB. I don't really know, but if it happened twice in a row, it's unlikely to be the hardware...:whistling:

Good find ..... except it doesn't work with Apple computers.

donovan846;5168718

Good find ..... except it doesn't work with Apple computers.



It will. I 100% guarantee it.

paulf144;5168553

Croydon has always been in Surrey



I was just about to say that lol. I used to live in Croydon and it's always been in Surrey :-D

Good price for a 16GB, but would have much preferred a Sandisk one - the keyring clips on these Kingston sticks generally break within two weeks. Nonetheless, this is a bargain.

amazon.co.uk/San…8-9

Surely better deal??????.................................................................

tomreames;5169589

http://www.amazon.co.uk/SanDisk-Cruzer-Micro-Flash-Drive/dp/B001CHWE9U/ref=sr_1_9/278-1325787-2839811?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1241922811&sr=8-9Surely better deal??????.................................................................



i have had the 4gb one of these for a year and a half and by god has it taken manys a battering in its time on my keyring. Still works perfectly!!

Well the Windows 7 install hasnt run perfectly from it but Im pretty sure thats more to do with dual booting with xp and creating the partition with acronis disk director!!! sigh say no more

benjyyy;5169603

i have had the 4gb one of these for a year and a half and by god has it … i have had the 4gb one of these for a year and a half and by god has it taken manys a battering in its time on my keyring. Still works perfectly!! Well the Windows 7 install hasnt run perfectly from it but Im pretty sure thats more to do with dual booting with xp and creating the partition with acronis disk director!!! sigh say no more



so it is a better deal...so why is this post so hot ????????

Original Poster

tomreames;5169608

so it is a better deal...so why is this post so hot ????????



It isn't a 'better' deal, it's a different deal.
The SanDisk Cruzer costs 20% more for the same capacity; whether the benefits it gives are worth this premium is upto the individual to decide.

drspa44;5168697

That seems odd, but it may be down to the file system used. For example, … That seems odd, but it may be down to the file system used. For example, a FAT32 drive won't take any files over 4GB. I don't really know, but if it happened twice in a row, it's unlikely to be the hardware...:whistling:



We're both savvy with computers so I doubt it was the hardware too, really couldn't fathom it. I would definitely go for the Sandisk one over the Kingston plus I think the Sandisk is more aesthetically pleasing :-D

bottom line is not a great deal

I have benchmarked two other Kingston drives and while the read speed is ok, the write speeds are pretty bad on the Datatraveler Elite and Datatraveler HyperX and these are their higher end models.

Kingston Datatraveler Elite 4GB
Average Read = 18.9MB/s
Average Write = 6.7MB/s

Kingston Datatraveler HyperX 8GB
Average Read = 18.0MB/s
Average Write = 4.4MB/s

Take this with a pinch of salt though, the 16GB could be good, I'd just avoid it until I knew it was ok. 16GB with terrible write speeds is going to hurt after a while. As a comparison, the Corsair Flash Voyagers at double the price write at 28MB/s.

how do you benchmark these sticks?

http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/5668/56361962.jpg

arndale had 100s of them, the price instore was £14.99 no voucher / print out needed

I have a Kingston 2GB USB memory stick and was wondering how I would go about determining read/write speeds?

Darthballs;5171975

how do you benchmark these sticks?



I use HD TACH too but you need a licenced version to do write tests. The full version has a really nice extra long test that uses variable sizes of files to get a better picture of what the real world read/write speeds are. Only downside is it has to destroy the data to do a write test

dickslash;5173545

I have a Kingston 2GB USB memory stick and was wondering how I would go … I have a Kingston 2GB USB memory stick and was wondering how I would go about determining read/write speeds?



You can get the free HD Tach here simplisoftware.com/Pub…ach that'll do good read tests.

Also might be worth pointing out that you can get some extra speed out of these drives by enabling write caching. You can get to that option in Windows by selecting the devices properties in device manager, downside is you can't remove it while its in use but ive never had a problem removing them and losing data just waiting a few seconds after ive copied something then pulling it out. By default, write caching isn't enabled.

right just done some tests:

copying a 6.87GB file to the stick took 8mins 41 secs which should equate to 13mb/s write

cutting and pasting back to desktop 6.87GB file took 5mins 25 secs which should be 21mb/s read

764mb file took 57seconds 13mb/s write

764mb file took 36seconds 21mb/s read

so these are just rough indicators


[SIZE="5"]13mb/s write

21mb/s read[/SIZE]


1st of all i hope these tests are right way of testing, and second of all i hope its some use to others

these results are slower than my patroit 8gb stick but they are not bad tbh

cheers :thumbsup:

techpops;5174833

I use HD TACH too but you need a licenced version to do write tests. The … I use HD TACH too but you need a licenced version to do write tests. The full version has a really nice extra long test that uses variable sizes of files to get a better picture of what the real world read/write speeds are. Only downside is it has to destroy the data to do a write test



i did the hd tach read tests in the other post

but there was no option to do the write test (unlicensed)

Darthballs;5174998

[SIZE=5]13mb/s write21mb/s read[/SIZE]1st of all i hope these tests are … [SIZE=5]13mb/s write21mb/s read[/SIZE]1st of all i hope these tests are right way of testing, and second of all i hope its some use to others these results are slower than my patroit 8gb stick but they are not bad tbhcheers :thumbsup:




That's pretty respectable for the money.Would definetly consider it if i wanted a 16gb. I've turned into a speed maniac now though, just want the absolute fastest as I'm using these drives more and more and waiting around for them is a big pain heh

Thanks

Just bought 2 from Croydon. They're not on display, just go to the tills and ask about them and they'll grab them from out back.

Brilliant
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