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Samsung 4GB Original 153x Mega High Speed USB 2.0 Drive - Only £17.99 (£21.94 delivered)
Samsung 4GB Original 153x Mega High Speed USB 2.0 Drive - Only £17.99 (£21.94 delivered)

Samsung 4GB Original 153x Mega High Speed USB 2.0 Drive - Only £17.99 (£21.94 delivered)

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This super compact and very portable USB 4GB Flash hard drive can be used as a removable drive on your computer or laptop and with Hot Swapping and Plug and Play provides fast and easy use. Simply plug into your USB port and the computer will detect it as another drive. Use it to read and write data (copy or delete etc.) or use for many other applications including MP3 files or video files etc..

This Version is USB 2.0 Compliant - also works on USB 1.1 PC's

Removeable Protective Top

Weighs in at around 10g

Super fast read/write transfer @ up to 153x (23 MB/s!) with USB 2.0

Length is Just 7cm

Compatible With:

Windows 2000/XP Or Above***

Mac OS 9.0 or higher

Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher

***The software included on the keydrive is NOT compatible with any version of windows vista, however the keydrive is.

23 Comments

Original Poster

Or, if 15MB/s is still good enough, for the very same price I'd recommend this one:

Dane-Elec USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 4GB - Very High Speed (110x)

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/images/products/prod_101824.jpg

MEGA DEAL - This super compact and very portable USB 4GB Flash drive can be used as a removable drive on your computer or laptop and with “Hot Swapping” and “Plug and Play” provides fast and easy use. Simply plug into your USB port and the computer will detect it as another drive. Use it to read and write data (copy or delete etc.) or use for many other applications including MP3 files or video files etc..

This 4GB (gigabyte) Key Drive is USB 2.0 Compliant - also works on USB 1.1 PC's

Removeable Protective Top

Weighs in at around 10g

Very Fast read/write transfer at up to a blistering 110x (15 MB/s!) with USB 2.0

Length is Just 7cm

Compatible With:

Windows 2000/XP Or Above

Mac OS 9.0 or higher

Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher

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Original Poster

Oh, I forgot to add the 2% cashback with Quidco... :lol:

That brings it down to £21.50 (44p cashback)

I got the 2gb version of the samsung one a while ago and am very happy with it, very fast transfers, can't see why anybody would choose the slower dane-elec though. This 4gb is not much more than i paid for the 2gb! Voted hot and heartily recommended, in fact i may just get one myself. :thumbsup:

Original Poster

Thanks for your feedback, Neurochasm.

I'm going to buy a 4GB stick today but still a bit undecided, I know Dane-Elec is a safe bet but was not familiar with Samsung on that market. The Dane-Elec one also looks very attractive, but I admit that for this kind of job it's the last factor on my list.

Have you tried to benchmark your data transfer speed?

NICE price! Think I am going to get one of these, reckon its readyboost compatible?

I also have the 2gb version of this stick and its very slim, as every other usb i have come across is small and fat. This is small and slim, and you will be pleasently suprised by the looks in real life.

Its very reliable and copys very quickly also when i insert into my vista laptop it says it can be used to help the laptop boot up faster?

Original Poster

That's ReadyBoost indeed. Thanks for that!

OK, say no more, I'm going to validate my order...

Yup, thanks Sohail - ordered also!

Great deal, rep added.

I bought 2 or these off Ebay for a similar price. They are superb. Very fast and they are brilliant with the LG dvd player that has the USB connection on.

just a fyi, i've got the 4gb one of these, despite the superfast read/write claims, vista doesnt think its worthy enough for readyboost.

good for the space though!

Original Poster

Sandman`

Yup, thanks Sohail - ordered also!Great deal, rep added.


Cheers Sandman! Ordered mine too, as well as this great card reader for £4.25 (not worth ordering alone):
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It's about the size of a USB stick and actually becomes one when you put a card in, very clever. The cheap ones tend to fall apart very quickly but this one is from Dane-Elec so it's got to be better quality.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/images/products/prod_102175.jpg

Nice one, as someone else mentioned will be handy for Vista's ReadyBoost function.

Not find a better deal? I beg to differ ;-)

amazon.co.uk/Byt…8-7

They used to have this one for less than £20...seems to have went up though:
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As far as I know that USB pen aint actually made by Samsung, but the flash memory component is. Samsung is one of the biggest manufacturers of flash memory so even some of the cheapest pens will use them.

I think he means for one of this speed.

i bought the 4gb one anf found it not to be readyboost compatible so beware

Original Poster

I just copied & paste the article, but that's right I'd think they meant for that category, specifications included.

Nice find though! I knew that Samsung were big on the chips & components market, so it makes perfect sense, thanks for the information.

Original Poster

Bal

Nice one, as someone else mentioned will be handy for Vista's ReadyBoost … Nice one, as someone else mentioned will be handy for Vista's ReadyBoost function.


hopeless

i bought the 4gb one anf found it not to be readyboost compatible so … i bought the 4gb one anf found it not to be readyboost compatible so beware


Well if it really matters to you, just hold on for a few days, I'm running Vista so I'll let you know as soon as I get it. ;-)

Might buy one, thanks.

Kiddson

Well if it really matters to you, just hold on for a few days, I'm … Well if it really matters to you, just hold on for a few days, I'm running Vista so I'll let you know as soon as I get it. ;-)



I just tried it again on an acer laptop with vista home premium installed and readyboost works :thumbsup:

Just to add, cant say ive noticed that much of a difference in speed tho!

Original Poster

Thanks for that Sohail! ReadyBoost can make a difference, but it's not usually spectacular, if memory serves me right the best you can get is about 20 to 25% faster on boot-up time.
Anyway you might not want a USB drive sticking out of your computer permanently, especially if it's a notebook! :lol:

Just tried using it on my Dell laptop running Vista Ultimate :-( Here's what it says in Event Viewer:

"The device (Samsung Mighty Drive) will not be used for a ReadyBoost cache because it has insufficient write performance: 1643 KB/sec."

I wonder if 7dayshop get their Samsung USB's from a manufacturer who use a different chipset?

A reviewer at 7dayshop also found it slower than rated:

Cheap 4GB stick, claims to read and write at 153X which is aboit 22MB/s. … Cheap 4GB stick, claims to read and write at 153X which is aboit 22MB/s. In reality it writes at 4.4 MB/s and reads 13 MB/s.7dayshop.com reply: We have tested 1 of these Key Drives today in 3 machines in our office, and can confirm it seems as if the computer used has just as much affect on the speed of the keydrive as we had speeds ranging from 16-21MB/sec..

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