Maxell USB 1GB X Series flash drive - £4.99 delivered !
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Maxell USB 1GB X Series flash drive - £4.99 delivered !

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Found 14th Jul 2007
Maxell USB 1GB X Series flash drive - £4.99 delivered @ Play.com !

Description : 1GB lightweight USB flash drive, 66 speed with led indicator - non slip casing and wrist strap.

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sorry to be a b*tch but is everyone gonna post deals from play.com

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clairebear21

sorry to be a b*tch but is everyone gonna post deals from play.com



Why not clairebear21 ?

Banned

clairebear21

sorry to be a b*tch but is everyone gonna post deals from play.com


If its the cheapest then why not? Can you find it cheaper?

clairebear21

sorry to be a b*tch but is everyone gonna post deals from play.com



Ooh you are a b*itch aren't you, but I like you :giggle:

*digs own grave* ok play.com it is

simate

Ooh you are a b*itch aren't you, but I like you :giggle:


hmm how to react

i can fidn it cheaper on play.com same make but u get a free 64 mb stick. so thts 2 sticks same price and a gb got mine this morning

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here you go same make but with a free 64 mb stick. same price

I just think 1Gb sticks are poor value full stop. If all you need to do is carry about word docs then fine but 2Gb ones don't cost much more and are better value for money in my opinion...

I'd also rather go for a brand more known for producing memory (for speed and trustworthiness), this will just be OEM with the Maxell name on it. When it comes to data it can be a bad choice to go too cheap.

PoisonJam

I just think 1Gb sticks are poor value full stop. If all you need to do … I just think 1Gb sticks are poor value full stop. If all you need to do is carry about word docs then fine but 2Gb ones don't cost much more and are better value for money in my opinion...I'd also rather go for a brand more known for producing memory (for speed and trustworthiness), this will just be OEM with the Maxell name on it. When it comes to data it can be a bad choice to go too cheap.



in this case i think you get what u pay for heehehe

Original Poster

benhorne

]http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/3297341/Maxell-USB-Twin-Pack-1GB-64MB-Flash-Drive/Product.htmlhere you go same make but with a free 64 mb stick. same price



Thats been posted already ;-)

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The one in OP says 66x speed and I assume the read/write is higher than the 1GB/64mb duo. So, its ur choice..

PoisonJam

I just think 1Gb sticks are poor value full stop.



Generally agree, but they are perfect for adding a system boost to vista. You prob know this but:

"ReadyBoost is Windows Vista feature that allows the user to plug a USB flash memory device into a USB 2.0 port on the PC and use it as a cache or virtual memory. The advantage being that it is much faster to cache to the USB drive than caching to your hard disk, speeding up your system and enhancing overall performance. Acting as a fast store for frequently accessed data, the average random 4K read from a flash device is about ten times faster than accessing the same information from the hard drive." blogs.zdnet.com/har…=90

I'll be buying one for this purpose for the new desktop. I already use one on the 'old' desktop and it makes a difference. It asks for 876MB (or smtg like that) to be dedicated for this purpose for optimal performance.

I read that these things are pretty slow. Thanks for the post though, I tend to lean towards the faster 1gb drives that cost around £15. Life isn't worth the wait.

Applesink

Generally agree, but they are perfect for adding a system boost to vista. … Generally agree, but they are perfect for adding a system boost to vista. You prob know this but:"ReadyBoost is Windows Vista feature that allows the user to plug a USB flash memory device into a USB 2.0 port on the PC and use it as a cache or virtual memory. The advantage being that it is much faster to cache to the USB drive than caching to your hard disk, speeding up your system and enhancing overall performance. Acting as a fast store for frequently accessed data, the average random 4K read from a flash device is about ten times faster than accessing the same information from the hard drive." http://blogs.zdnet.com/hardware/?p=90I'll be buying one for this purpose for the new desktop. I already use one on the 'old' desktop and it makes a difference. It asks for 876MB (or smtg like that) to be dedicated for this purpose for optimal performance.



I'm aware of that but I'm also aware that many hardware sites have actually done benchmarks and have found a decrease in performance for some tasks, no performance boost at all for some tasks and only some improvements with others. It will help a system with very low RAM (512MB) and an old, slow HD in which case you'd probably be be better off with something more than 1GB and you will want the fastest drive possible for little outlay - I doubt this is it.

Whatever the pros and cons of readyboost, this is still a cheap price for a 1GB stick inc delivery.

Voted hot and bought 2 for myself and my brother.

Sinatrafan

Whatever the pros and cons of readyboost, this is still a cheap price for … Whatever the pros and cons of readyboost, this is still a cheap price for a 1GB stick inc delivery.Voted hot and bought 2 for myself and my brother.



True that. Not for me but there's a girl in work and she's always trying to find something to put her presentations on. She has a flash drive on her keyring from year ago and i think it's 32MB :giggle: I'll tip her about this.

Applesink

Generally agree, but they are perfect for adding a system boost to vista. … Generally agree, but they are perfect for adding a system boost to vista. You prob know this but:"ReadyBoost is Windows Vista feature that allows the user to plug a USB flash memory device into a USB 2.0 port on the PC and use it as a cache or virtual memory.


I tried this but Vista 'couldn't read the device' or some such message so I returned it to retailer and got my money back.
Couldn't find one at the time that said 'suitable for Vista'.

Gillian

PoisonJam

I'm aware of that but I'm also aware that many hardware sites have … I'm aware of that but I'm also aware that many hardware sites have actually done benchmarks and have found a decrease in performance for some tasks, no performance boost at all for some tasks and only some improvements with others. It will help a system with very low RAM (512MB) and an old, slow HD in which case you'd probably be be better off with something more than 1GB and you will want the fastest drive possible for little outlay - I doubt this is it.



Thanks for this. I 'felt' a better performance with 2GB RAM and a fast HDD but have perhaps been deluding myself. I should measure with and without and post the results. Now the question is, how to measure...:oops:

gillian107

I tried this but Vista 'couldn't read the device' or some such message so … I tried this but Vista 'couldn't read the device' or some such message so I returned it to retailer and got my money back.Couldn't find one at the time that said 'suitable for Vista'.



I've tried three and they've all been recognised w/out probs, and they are all more than 2yrs old. I'm using Vista Basic on a 2-week old machine and have been checking manufacturer websites for vista drivers on the few occasions I've had issues. Everything has been fine except for the software for my Nokia 800i - updated for vista but won't sync for some reason.

Thanks for the post. Ordered two - one for my son and one for my wife. Can't really go wrong at this price & free delivery too.
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