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PNY Elite Steel 3.1 USB Flash Drive 128GB, £12.69 at PicStop
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PNY Elite Steel 3.1 USB Flash Drive 128GB, £12.69 at PicStop

£12.69£15.2117% Free P&P FreePicStop Deals
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Posted 12th Jun
Decent speeds drive on offer here, hope it helps.

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The PNY Elite Steel 3.1 USB Drive 128GB offers intelligent storage in a sleek and stylish design to store and share your large documents, high-resolution photos, HD videos, and more. It features a capless design with durable and elegant metal housing and USB 3.1 technology. This USB Flash drive with give faster access to all your essential data whenever you need it and wherever you go.

Features
- USB 3.1 interface, backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
- Durable and elegant Metal housing
- Up to 10x faster than standard USB 2.0 Flash Drives
- Dimensions: 53.3 mm x 17.6mm x 7.2mm

Specifications
Capacity: 128GB
Interface: USB 3.1, backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0
Max Sequential Read Speed: up to 80MB/s (on 3.1 port)
Max Sequential Write Spee: up to 20MB/s (on 3.1 port)
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"Max Sequential Write Spee: up to 20MB/s (on 3.1 port)"
Looool trash
"Up to 10x faster than standard USB 2.0 Flash Drives"


That's a very creative use of the word standard. By my calculations the Read speed is 1.3x.
Reasonable drive in a nice case. Obviously lots of moaning about the speeds - don’t know why you bother when you know this is what happens!

Surely anyone who needs fast read/write gets one of those M.2 SSD cases and shoves an SSD in it? Like this:
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plewis0012/06/2020 13:18

Reasonable drive in a nice case. Obviously lots of moaning about the …Reasonable drive in a nice case. Obviously lots of moaning about the speeds - don’t know why you bother when you know this is what happens!Surely anyone who needs fast read/write gets one of those M.2 SSD cases and shoves an SSD in it? Like this: [Image]



We know the drive is slow, we're just trying to warn others who may be mislead by the description on PicStop. I'm sure the USB stick will suit some peoples needs, but some may feel swindled if they buy it thinking this will be 10x faster than a USB 2 drive they already have. For example the write speed on this drive is half what my USB 2 sticks can do.
lostgil12/06/2020 13:37

We know the drive is slow, we're just trying to warn others who may be …We know the drive is slow, we're just trying to warn others who may be mislead by the description on PicStop. I'm sure the USB stick will suit some peoples needs, but some may feel swindled if they buy it thinking this will be 10x faster than a USB 2 drive they already have. For example the write speed on this drive is half what my USB 2 sticks can do.


There’s nothing misleading about it.
It is USB 3.1 compatible.
It has the speeds quoted for all to see.
It probably is up to 10x faster than some USB 2.0 drives, some write as slow as 2-3MB/s.

I guess it would just be easier from now on if we assume all drives are slow and not as fast as SSDs unless independently approved by the HUKD Flash Memory police
plewis0012/06/2020 13:42

There’s nothing misleading about it.It is USB 3.1 compatible.It has the s …There’s nothing misleading about it.It is USB 3.1 compatible.It has the speeds quoted for all to see.It probably is up to 10x faster than some USB 2.0 drives, some write as slow as 2-3MB/s.I guess it would just be easier from now on if we assume all drives are slow and not as fast as SSDs unless independently approved by the HUKD Flash Memory police



It would be easier if people could add potentially useful information to deals without calling in the HUKD Flash Memory police I think everyone has done that so far, yourself included.
lostgil12/06/2020 13:51

It would be easier if people could add potentially useful information to …It would be easier if people could add potentially useful information to deals without calling in the HUKD Flash Memory police I think everyone has done that so far, yourself included.


All the information has been provided in the deal so what is the complaint about?

Every time a deal is posted, people turn up moaning about something because they want a fast stick but don’t want to/can’t afford one. They assume that their requirement for a stick is the same as everyone else’s and therefore you must be mad if you don’t need a fast drive.
plewis0012/06/2020 13:53

All the information has been provided in the deal so what is the complaint …All the information has been provided in the deal so what is the complaint about?Every time a deal is posted, people turn up moaning about something because they want a fast stick but don’t want to/can’t afford one. They assume that their requirement for a stick is the same as everyone else’s and therefore you must be mad if you don’t need a fast drive.



I don't assume everyone is an expert in memory sticks so I'm adding information that may be useful to someone. I can't speak for other peoples motivations.
Edited by: "lostgil" 12th Jun
Woeful speeds.
lostgil12/06/2020 14:00

I don't assume everyone is an expert in memory sticks so I'm adding …I don't assume everyone is an expert in memory sticks so I'm adding information that may be useful to someone. I can't speak for other peoples motivations.


I appreciate the heads up on the speed... I'm no expert and would tend to assume that a usb 3 stick is a lot faster than a usb 2 stick... Because the bottleneck is the serial port rather than the memory chips (which has traditionally been the fastest part of a computer) right??...wrong I guess. There are so many caveats with computer equipment these days... It's easy to fall behind when life happens and you have other priorities. Even posting the read/write speeds isn't much help to me as I don't spend my life looking at these so have nothing to compare it to without doing some research...and for me it's not worth my free time, which is a scarce commodity.
... There's nothing wrong with this deal... It's still a good price for a 128GB stick in my opinion... As long as you are aware of what you are buying.
Maybe the USB police should suggest a standard measure of speed against USB 1...I.e. 40x etc...like CD ROM drives used to do. Of course, being be out of date, I could be taking out of almost any of my orifices.
Edited by: "SleepyChris" 12th Jun
SleepyChris12/06/2020 15:34

I appreciate the heads up on the speed... I'm no expert and would tend to …I appreciate the heads up on the speed... I'm no expert and would tend to assume that a usb 3 stick is a lot faster than a usb 2 stick... Because the bottleneck is the serial port rather than the memory chips (which has traditionally been the fastest part of a computer) right??...wrong I guess. There are so many caveats with computer equipment these days... It's easy to fall behind when life happens and you have other priorities. Even posting the read/write speeds isn't much help to me as I don't spend my life looking at these so have nothing to compare it to without doing some research...and for me it's not worth my free time, which is a scarce commodity.... There's nothing wrong with this deal... It's still a good price for a 128GB stick in my opinion... As long as you are aware of what you are buying.Maybe the USB police should suggest a standard measure of speed against USB 1...I.e. 40x etc...like CD ROM drives used to do. Of course, being be out of date, I could be taking out of almost any of my orifices.


That's kind of the point, it's faster than most USB 2.0 sticks and is still good value for the amount of storage on offer at this price. If you're not bothered by read/write speeds then you likewise probably don't want or need a super fast drive and probably wouldn't be disappointed with this.

They don't need a CD-ROM type standard as the standard is the actual read/write speed.
Slow speeds good.
Fast speeds bad.
Where the hell have I wandered into ?
PhilK12/06/2020 16:32

Slow speeds good. Fast speeds bad.Where the hell have I wandered into ? …Slow speeds good. Fast speeds bad.Where the hell have I wandered into ?


Try again:
Moderate speed, cheap stick = good
Fast stick, expensive = not so good
Did anyone ever actually say fast sticks are bad?
Needle stuck, apparetly
So you'll travel by horse and cart rather than express train.
plewis0012/06/2020 13:18

Reasonable drive in a nice case. Obviously lots of moaning about the …Reasonable drive in a nice case. Obviously lots of moaning about the speeds - don’t know why you bother when you know this is what happens!Surely anyone who needs fast read/write gets one of those M.2 SSD cases and shoves an SSD in it? Like this: [Image]


Wow.. I have used various sticks up to 380MB/s write speed. You are justifying your 20MB/s greatness with the help of ssds ? Spend 5 more or less, you will get 50MB/s write 150 MB/s read.. I have seen such sticks. i am using a slow stick in car because I don't write in that often unlike those on my desk, and the one which I use for os installations. Point is that we are in 2020 (for 20MB/s and usb 2.0 talk) and I don't care about usb specifications what they mention. It's like playing SD content in 8k screen and saying that content is 8k quality. So I don't have to declare my usb standard speed to others. Manufacturer should stop dash X speed claim.
Edited by: "dinkan" 12th Jun
dinkan12/06/2020 22:45

Wow.. I have used various sticks up to 380MB/s. You are justifying your …Wow.. I have used various sticks up to 380MB/s. You are justifying your 20MB/s greatness with the help of ssds ? Spend 5 more or less, you will get 50MB/s write 150 MB/s read.. I have seen such sticks. i am using a slow stick in car because I don't write in that often unlike those on my desk, and the one which I use for os installations. Point is we are in 2020 and I don't care about usb specifications what they mention. It's like playing SD content in 8k screen and saying that content is 8k quality


20MB/s is fine for plenty of people, especially for this kind of price. Most people don't constantly fill and empty a memory stick needing high write speeds. I usually set whatever I want to copy, make a coffee, come back - I don't sit there and watch it.

It's nothing like playing SD content on an 8K screen then claiming it's 8K, that is possibly the dumbest analogy I've ever heard...
plewis0012/06/2020 22:50

20MB/s is fine for plenty of people, especially for this kind of price. …20MB/s is fine for plenty of people, especially for this kind of price. Most people don't constantly fill and empty a memory stick needing high write speeds. I usually set whatever I want to copy, make a coffee, come back - I don't sit there and watch it. It's nothing like playing SD content on an 8K screen then claiming it's 8K, that is possibly the dumbest analogy I've ever heard...


I can't Look for better analogy for usb 3.x disk with speeds under usb 2.0 limit claiming dash X speeds against usb 2.0 speed. Many people don't want to save 3 or 5 pounds for half write speed and one third of read speed..
Edited by: "dinkan" 12th Jun
dinkan12/06/2020 23:00

I can't Look for better analogy for usb 3.x disk with speeds under usb …I can't Look for better analogy for usb 3.x disk with speeds under usb 2.0 limit claiming dash X speeds against usb 2.0 speed. Many people don't want save 3 or 5 pounds for more half write speed and one third of read speed..


I barely understand what you are trying to say but I'm glad you speak for everyone when you say that people will want to spend 50% more to get a faster drive they might not need, I hope you make sure to drum that in next time someone asks.

USB 3.1 compatible is not the same as USB 3.1 speed, anyone shopping based off what USB generation it is isn't paying a lot of attention.

Also, please stop micro-editing your posts multiple times so I don't get 10 notifications through the app - maybe you have all Friday evening to argue but I don't.
plewis0012/06/2020 23:02

I barely understand what you are trying to say but I'm glad you speak for …I barely understand what you are trying to say but I'm glad you speak for everyone when you say that people will want to spend 50% more to get a faster drive they might not need, I hope you make sure to drum that in next time someone asks.USB 3.1 compatible is not the same as USB 3.1 speed, anyone shopping based off what USB generation it is isn't paying a lot of attention.Also, please stop micro-editing your posts multiple times so I don't get 10 notifications through the app - maybe you have all Friday evening to argue but I don't.


Sorry for my typing mistakes. You can ignore this and further replies. 20MB/s or SSD logic is laughable. And 20MB/s is good enough logic is acceptable despite we are in 2020. I really don't understand that why did you state usb 3.1 compatible is not same as usb 3.1. My usb 3.x is "compatible" with upcoming usb 4
dinkan12/06/2020 23:20

Sorry for my typing mistakes. You can ignore this and further replies. …Sorry for my typing mistakes. You can ignore this and further replies. 20MB/s or SSD logic is laughable. And 20MB/s is good enough logic is acceptable despite we are in 2020. I really don't understand that why did you state usb 3.1 compatible is not same as usb 3.1. My usb 3.x is "compatible" with upcoming usb 4


No, what's laughable is you don't understand that your needs are not the same as everyone else's. £12 for 128GB easily pocketable storage is good value - many people don't fill and empty the entire drive in one go.

If you want the absolute fastest performance then buy an SSD in an enclosure, don't faff around with flash drives that are built from cheaper components and lower-graded memory.

Your USB 3.1 probably isn't compatible with USB 4 or whatever it is as the connector will probably be universally USB C by then. USB 3.1 compatible is technically correct and is what the manufacturer said - they didn't say 'will maximise a USB 3.1 port'... it's clearly not the drive for you though.
plewis0012/06/2020 23:25

No, what's laughable is you don't understand that your needs are not the …No, what's laughable is you don't understand that your needs are not the same as everyone else's. £12 for 128GB easily pocketable storage is good value - many people don't fill and empty the entire drive in one go.If you want the absolute fastest performance then buy an SSD in an enclosure, don't faff around with flash drives that are built from cheaper components and lower-graded memory.Your USB 3.1 probably isn't compatible with USB 4 or whatever it is as the connector will probably be universally USB C by then. USB 3.1 compatible is technically correct and is what the manufacturer said - they didn't say 'will maximise a USB 3.1 port'... it's clearly not the drive for you though.


You just assumed all my usb stick's interface types . I can't argue anymore. I was talking for those who can spend 3 or 5 GBP more; for more than double write speed and triple read speed. They indeed said that 10x faster than usb 2.0. it's ok for some. Joke for some one else..
dinkan12/06/2020 23:39

You just assumed all my usb stick's interface types . I can't argue …You just assumed all my usb stick's interface types . I can't argue anymore. I was talking for those who can spend 3 or 5 GBP more; for more than double write speed and triple read speed. They indeed said that 10x faster than usb 2.0. it's ok for some. Joke for some one else..


'Up to'...
Why would they do this? PNY used to mean good. WHy ruin it? I just don't understand.
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