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PNY 4GB Flash Drive USB 2.0 - only £17.99 delivered !
PNY 4GB Flash Drive USB 2.0 - only £17.99 delivered !

PNY 4GB Flash Drive USB 2.0 - only £17.99 delivered !

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PNY 4GB Flash Drive USB 2.0 - only £17.99 delivered @ Play.com !

If you missed the Fuji 4GB for £17.99, this is another chance.. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (backwards compatible with all USB 1.1 ports)

Description : Working on a presentation and need to take it with you? Want to share a new tune or pictures with your friends? Simply copy the file onto your PNY 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive and take it with you -- put it in your pocket, wear it, put it in your backpack or briefcase and you're good to go. To access your data, simply plug PNY 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive into virtually any PC or MAC -- without the need for bulky cables or adapters. Access your files. Anytime. Anywhere.

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bargain and ordered!
nice find, cheers

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bluntslide

bargain and ordered!nice find, cheers



Thanks bluntslide :thumbsup:

I've never quite understood why whese reach the front page. [url]www.7dayshop.com[/url] has several 4GB drives at around £16.99

This one is faster than the Fuji one!
Great price, voted ++ :thumbsup:

timknott

I've never quite understood why whese reach the front page. … I've never quite understood why whese reach the front page. ]www.7dayshop.com has several 4GB drives at around £16.99



Because 7dayshop add on £4 for postage... whereas it is free from play.com.

Welcome to HUKD !

hi boys looks like a nice deal but will it be ready boost compatible? any one know? :-D

emmajk42

Because 7dayshop add on £4 for postage... whereas it is free from … Because 7dayshop add on £4 for postage... whereas it is free from play.com.Welcome to HUKD !



Yep, that's what normally puts me off sevendayshop...

John

Original Poster

timknott

I've never quite understood why whese reach the front page. … I've never quite understood why whese reach the front page. ]www.7dayshop.com has several 4GB drives at around £16.99



As emma pointed out, 7dayshop have exorbitant p&p !

Welcome from me too timknott

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cool80

hi boys looks like a nice deal but will it be ready boost compatible? any … hi boys looks like a nice deal but will it be ready boost compatible? any one know? :-D



Welcome to HUKD cool80

Specs from Play.com :-

USB 2.0 (backward compatable to USB 1.1)
Hi-Speed USB 2.0 certified (backwards compatible with all USB 1.1 ports)
PC and Mac compatible
Memory Size: 4GB

I am on the look out for a flash drive, to use with Vista Ready Boost. Would this be suitable, it looks like a bit of a bargain to me (as I am getting some other stuff so daft Amazon P&P does not matter)

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Cheers

thwapy

I am on the look out for a flash drive, to use with Vista Ready Boost. … I am on the look out for a flash drive, to use with Vista Ready Boost. Would this be suitable, it looks like a bit of a bargain to me (as I am getting some other stuff so daft Amazon P&P does not matter)xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]Cheers



This looks like a great bargain, but unfortunately its not being sold by amazon themselves, but by one of their market place sellers so won't qualify for super free delivery - it will be at market place rates so a bit expensive in my book.

Choice Stationary have the same drive here
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for 12.95 and they are doing 20% off at the moment with free p&p. Not sure if its suitable for Ready Boost though - someone else will have to advice on that.

Ordered and voted hot, will use with divx usb dvd player on order, thanks edi :thumbsup:

:thumbsup: Hot deal.Well found!

these cheap flash drives aren't worth bothering with, most people only look at the size, but they tend to use really cheap flash which is SLOW! better off spending an extra tenner and get a corsair GT or similar, which will be several fold faster.

BlackAle

these cheap flash drives aren't worth bothering with, most people only … these cheap flash drives aren't worth bothering with, most people only look at the size, but they tend to use really cheap flash which is SLOW! better off spending an extra tenner and get a corsair GT or similar, which will be several fold faster.



Does it matter? Whats everybodys obsession with speed? Who won, the hare or the tortoise?

I'm not so convinced this is such a good deal. They don't include the speed specs in the information on the site, or on the PNY.com site itself. Wonder why? :?

Here's why:

Read 5MB/sec
Write 3MB/sec

If you're just using it as a cheapo storage disk and access times are not important to you and you don't want to dump save a load of stuff in a hurry or transfer a lot of files from it to another location, then it might be good for your needs. For me though I wouldn't consider a flash disk unless the read and write speeds were a lot better than that. I'd say at least over 17MB/sec at the moment. I think I'd prefer to go for a Patriot or Lexar disk instead. Even if I have to pay double for the same capacity, I am going to be getting treble the speed maybe even more than that.

John

Shengis

Does it matter? Whats everybodys obsession with speed? Who won, the hare … Does it matter? Whats everybodys obsession with speed? Who won, the hare or the tortoise?



Over 20 minutes to write 4 gigs to the disk? I think that matters especially for laptop users.

John

Well the Fuji/Integral ones must be mega fast as it took me nowhere near 20 mins to fill them up. And you assume anybody would actually WANT to write a full 4gb (really only about 3.8 with FAT overhead) to a usb drive. Highly unlikely I would have thought.

By the way, where did you get your read/write data from?

Just brought this.... would it be any good for me to put something from my pc on it then play it on a usb dvd player considering someone is saying its really slow?

btw does anyone know of a decent good hdmi usb dvd player nothing to expensive though

Shengis

Well the Fuji/Integral ones must be mega fast as it took me nowhere near … Well the Fuji/Integral ones must be mega fast as it took me nowhere near 20 mins to fill them up. And you assume anybody would actually WANT to write a full 4gb (really only about 3.8 with FAT overhead) to a usb drive. Highly unlikely I would have thought.By the way, where did you get your read/write data from?



If you double check my post I said that:

"If you're just using it as a cheapo storage disk and access times are not important to you and you don't want to dump save a load of stuff in a hurry or transfer a lot of files from it to another location, then it might be good for your needs."

As you can see I wasn't making the assumption that everyone would want to fill the whole thing up in one go. Even if you are not filling it all up in one go, you are still going to be waiting quite a while if you are transfering a lot to or from this disk.

My calculations were based on the 4GB being 4000 MB not 4096 as stated on the PNY site. Also even if you include the FAT overhead it is still going to be over 20 minutes. Without the overhead it is just over 22 minutes for the write speed. With the FAT overhead it is going to be just over 21 minutes.

I got the read and write speeds from an email I received from PNY.

Cheers

John

personal opinion very slow drives but if not bothered about speed then go ahead and purchase one

just hold onto your cash 4 a bit wait till more offers come out that are worthwhile

Just checked and it's back up to £22.99!
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