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Kingston G4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) Flash Drive 32GB, £3.58 at Amazon Prime / £8.07 Non Prime
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Kingston G4 USB 3.1 Gen 1 (USB 3.0) Flash Drive 32GB, £3.58 at Amazon Prime / £8.07 Non Prime

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Posted 16th Nov 2019

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Features
  • Compliant with USB 3.0 specifications
  • Dual Compatibility: USB 3.0 connectivity; backwards compatible to USB 2.0
  • Practical - cap protects the USB plug
  • Fashionable - Available in multiple colours by capacity
  • Co-logo programme available
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For that money it's a bit of a no brainer. I'll chuck it in a drawer with the Windows install tool thing on it for just incase. Cheers op, heat added.
Very cheap but very slow.
It's worth spending more to get a fast one. These are so incredibly slow you will end up cursing yourself every time it takes 10 minutes to copy a few small files.
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Very cheap but very slow.
For that money it's a bit of a no brainer. I'll chuck it in a drawer with the Windows install tool thing on it for just incase. Cheers op, heat added.
Mine has just died, don't know whether to find a more reliable one or just get this for the sake of 3.5x.
bouttime216/11/2019 11:39

Very cheap but very slow.


I'm not very clued up on how read and write speeds work. Would reading and writing to and from an SSD/NVMe be quicker than an HDD?
Thanks ordered
snewginz16/11/2019 11:42

I'm not very clued up on how read and write speeds work. Would reading and …I'm not very clued up on how read and write speeds work. Would reading and writing to and from an SSD/NVMe be quicker than an HDD?


Yes generally. But these USB sticks are comparable in read write speeds compared to a HDD. But the slower ones like these aren't.
snewginz16/11/2019 11:42

I'm not very clued up on how read and write speeds work. Would reading and …I'm not very clued up on how read and write speeds work. Would reading and writing to and from an SSD/NVMe be quicker than an HDD?


SSD is generally quicker than any USB interface, but this specific USB device couldn't even keep up with the slowest of spinning HDDs. In context: it won't have any real impact in the user if only shifting small amounts of data occasionally to /from the device, but will drive you demented if you often want to shift a few GB.
snewginz16/11/2019 11:40

For that money it's a bit of a no brainer. I'll chuck it in a drawer with …For that money it's a bit of a no brainer. I'll chuck it in a drawer with the Windows install tool thing on it for just incase. Cheers op, heat added.


Exactly what I need one for.
Pedestrian is the word to define Kingston USB sticks.
Just ordered a couple to keep photos and music on. cheep enough and I dont need the speed
Whats the difference with the G3?

amazon.co.uk/gp/…E1A

I think I like the design of the G3 better here since i can't lose the cap
Great if you don't need a fast drive. It's only 32gb anyway so not going to take forever to transfer to/from
Ordered two, thanks op.
128GB option... better deal
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It's worth spending more to get a fast one. These are so incredibly slow you will end up cursing yourself every time it takes 10 minutes to copy a few small files.
what is the real world read/write speed for this usb drive?
snewginz16/11/2019 11:42

I'm not very clued up on how read and write speeds work. Would reading and …I'm not very clued up on how read and write speeds work. Would reading and writing to and from an SSD/NVMe be quicker than an HDD?


It's a question of memory chip and controller. This drive is OK, but slow with writing. Which is a limitation of drive itself. E.g. HyperX drive would be much, much quicker. But it is significantly more expensive.
Probably only good for the odd Windows install now and then. Not so good got storing data that you will be reading alot i.e. movies, pictures etc.
You know when they make it hard for you to find out what the read/write speeds are that they are super slow
Great price though if you're not bothered about speeds
JohnZoidberg16/11/2019 16:54

what is the real world read/write speed for this usb drive?


Mine spike around. highest I've seen on either of the 2 I have is 3 MB/s write, right at the bottom of USB 2.0 spec. They regularly drop to 50kbps and less in write operations even with single large files. Verified ports and media. I've either got 2 duds or they're as garbo as people say.
I got one of these a while ago. Slow as molasses. Ok if you don't care about speed though.
Thanks for the share, not fussed with the speed.
A load of s**t, i bought a couple of these from scan a few month back theyv been awful, got sick of having to format them
Is it fast enough to play 1080p video when plugged into a TV
nia11200116/11/2019 20:04

You know when they make it hard for you to find out what the read/write …You know when they make it hard for you to find out what the read/write speeds are that they are super slow


does anyone know of a good site that has a database of read/write speeds for USB sticks and SD cards?
Thanks, I might grab one as the kids always borrow mine, to take small presentations and home work to school.
This is ideal for them to have and invariably loose.
Ordered 2 thanks OP great deal , that's perfect for the kids homework files
thejinx16/11/2019 20:53

Mine spike around. highest I've seen on either of the 2 I have is 3 MB/s …Mine spike around. highest I've seen on either of the 2 I have is 3 MB/s write, right at the bottom of USB 2.0 spec. They regularly drop to 50kbps and less in write operations even with single large files. Verified ports and media. I've either got 2 duds or they're as garbo as people say.


50kbps!! I would be better off with a floppy disk
If buying in bulk CCL online is Cheaper per unit £3.35, but you need to take postage into account which is why it only applies to bullk buying.
cclonline.com/cat…ks/
These are great for slinging a load of albums on for the car - Not fastest but the price for use can't be faulted
snewginz16/11/2019 11:40

For that money it's a bit of a no brainer. I'll chuck it in a drawer with …For that money it's a bit of a no brainer. I'll chuck it in a drawer with the Windows install tool thing on it for just incase. Cheers op, heat added.


Even better use yumi multiboot and put on numerous iso files. A windows image a PE image maybe macrium or some other tools.
Good deal. Bought this last year in August for £5.97
be careful lots of fakes on amazon & ebay, I would never buy a usb from them for that reason, anyone seems to be able to setup a shop, I would use mymemory etc,
I certainly don't need it, and will save myself the money, but this is a great deal OP. 32gb and a recognised manufacturer to boot. Excellent value for money, even if the write speeds are slow.
...basically a decent purchase for an in car USB reader to keep all your music files on! Or indeed for a backup Windows reboot just in case
No-one is buying this for speed. They’re buying it for super low price, convenience and brand. If you know ‘slow drives’ annoy you then there’s always the option to pay more for something faster or even an ‘SSD in a box’ - I can’t speak for everyone else but I usually set something to copy and walk away, I don’t watch it transfer slowly and get myself in a flap.
IlIlIlIlIlIl17/11/2019 01:28

Is it fast enough to play 1080p video when plugged into a TV


Slightly random Q. If the overall bitrate of your 1080p vid (any resolution vid) is not greater than the read speed of the device then all will be well. Highly likely the read speed will happily accommodate even silly high 1080p bitrate, or if desperate use a HEVC/x265 source that requires less bandwidth for comparable quality to lesser efficient compression options.
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