Maxell 4GB USB Flash Drive £5.00 @ Tesco (In-Store)
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Maxell 4GB USB Flash Drive £5.00 @ Tesco (In-Store)

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Spotted these last night at the the store in mansfield, notts, had about 10 or left but i didnt bother with any, works just bought me a 16gb encrypted one
Looks all good apart from the fact its a push one, they seem to get damaged a lot easier. H+R left.

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BargainBasher89;8577790

Spotted these last night at the the store in mansfield, notts



Ditto! Small world.

Good price. I have a 16gb maxell drive and its fast...

ty just ordered

Mind £2.99 for Integral ones with a movie in Gamestation if you have one near you. I picked up 2 yesterday

PS heat anyway as probably more likely to get one in Tesco and a better brand..

brj080402;8579348

Mind £2.99 for Integral ones with a movie in Gamestation if you have one … Mind £2.99 for Integral ones with a movie in Gamestation if you have one near you. I picked up 2 yesterdayPS heat anyway as probably more likely to get one in Tesco and a better brand..


Do tell?

Had a look over at Gamestation (online) and saw this type of thing:
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OK found the thread :thumbsup:

Tesco also have 4gb maxell SDHC cards reduced to £5 too.

you mean 12.99 and not 2.99......nearly got all excited

I had one of these a few months ago (at least I think it was one of these!). It comes formatted with two partitions which the computer sees as two separate drives, unfortunately you cannot change this. I emailed Maxell who confirmed it was impossible to make into one. No big deal for most people but thought I'd mention it!

zx6r6;8581045

I had one of these a few months ago (at least I think it was one of … I had one of these a few months ago (at least I think it was one of these!). It comes formatted with two partitions which the computer sees as two separate drives, unfortunately you cannot change this. I emailed Maxell who confirmed it was impossible to make into one. No big deal for most people but thought I'd mention it!


You tried formatting in windows disk management (paste diskmgmt.msc into run or the search box), failing that you could stick ubuntu, or any linux really that has gparted, onto a spare usb or CD.
Disk management is pretty good though (in Vista and w7 at least), I was able to format my old PS3 HDD with it and remove a hidden partition on my laptops old HDD.

The customer service people are usually a bit hopeless.

got a hellboy one (crap film and deleted lol) from gamestation today for £2.99...colchester

they had 2 left when i went

saw and bought a few of these in Tesco Folkestone tonight, also had the same but TDK make on a different aisle.

And yet again not a Bellshill stock line

Not any in store at Coventry Arena Park, is this a store specific offer as they are 9.99 on the website?

Original Poster

I know it's in at least 3 different Tesco stores. I wonder if Coventry was out of stock or just don't do it at all?

imdave;8581382

You tried formatting in windows disk management (paste diskmgmt.msc into … You tried formatting in windows disk management (paste diskmgmt.msc into run or the search box), failing that you could stick ubuntu, or any linux really that has gparted, onto a spare usb or CD.Disk management is pretty good though (in Vista and w7 at least), I was able to format my old PS3 HDD with it and remove a hidden partition on my laptops old HDD.The customer service people are usually a bit hopeless.



It is not a formatting issue. The second partition with the encryption software is hardcoded into the stick's firmware. You would need reprogramming software to be able to remove it. If you trawl the relevant Chinese or Russian forums you might find what you need. There is also a fair chance that you would wreck your flash drive in the process.

Here's the software to turn this into a bog standard USB drive without the daft security sector ]Clicky. I've used it to convert the four that I bought with zero problems (needed 4 drives, not being greedy just buying the 4 I needed at a good price).

It took me hours of trawling forums to finally find this, it's just not possible to remove this with Windows 7 disc management tools.
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