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Sandisk Cruzer 16GB USB Flash drive £17.79 @ Play
Sandisk Cruzer 16GB USB Flash drive £17.79 @ Play

Sandisk Cruzer 16GB USB Flash drive £17.79 @ Play

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Sandisk 16Gb for 17.79 !!! I know this drive has been in this proce range earlier, but its back now. I searched around and could'nt find a better deal... HTH

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Comes with the U3 software. Having made do with generic freebie pendrives since they came out, I am so impressed with my Cruzer that I got a month or so ago. Password protect your pendrive with the U3. Great drive, good price. I do not need another one but if I did I would buy this.

I found my Sandisk Cruzer to be very slow on file transfer especially to the the USB stick my Play.com one was far faster

terrible item, i need to put it in and then out at least 8 times before it works, i contacted amazon where i got mines from and they didnt refund and sandisc warranty leaves a lot to be desired

These have 28 MB/sec read and 7 MB/sec write speed. Not bad. These were actually £15.99 on Play 12 months ago. The U3 partition uses up about 500MB of the space, it has lots of programs and a few free games. You can delete this partition to free up space, as most of these programs are free to download as portable apps anyway. Even after deleting the U3 partition you only have 14GB of space, which many people complain about. They also have very flimsy plastic, so they will last a year at most with regular use and then break. Worth getting for casual use, but don't use them as your only backup for files!

The Cruzer Contour has 3x faster write speed, but costs double. These are much stronger and more durable as well. You get what you pay for.

I need something for saving my photos on as i've already lost pics on my comp (including avatar):x are these sufficiant and easy to use/transfer pics from camera software to.
Hope that made sense:?

:thumbsup:Thanks

whats the best thing for what i need

how is this a deal?

I got this from amazon for £14.99 over a year ago, and its been around £15-£17 since

xanderex;7888293

how is this a deal?I got this from amazon for £14.99 over a year ago, and … how is this a deal?I got this from amazon for £14.99 over a year ago, and its been around £15-£17 since


I was thinking the same. I paid less than this before Christmas.

It might be marginally the cheapest around at the moment, that doesn't make it a hot deal though. Pen drives are selling at roughly £1 per gb now, that's just normal price.

got mine for £16.49 ages ago

I have one of these, has served me well most of the time. But for some reason my WD TV doesn't like it very much, have to reset to defaults every time I turn the media player on for it to see it. Tried 4 other USB mem sticks with it, which had no problems, so definitely something to do with the Cruzer.

jukkie;7888723

I have one of these, has served me well most of the time. But for some … I have one of these, has served me well most of the time. But for some reason my WD TV doesn't like it very much, have to reset to defaults every time I turn the media player on for it to see it. Tried 4 other USB mem sticks with it, which had no problems, so definitely something to do with the Cruzer.


I had a Medion Media Player and also have an Xtreamer, works fine in those.

[QUOTE=dean_brfc;7888600]I was thinking the same. I paid less than this before Christmas.

It might be marginally the cheapest around at the moment, that doesn't make it a hot deal though. Pen drives are selling at roughly £1 per gb now, that's just normal price.[

paid £5 for the kingston 16gbs before not the fastest transfer rates but 20 quid for 4 x 16gb cant complain

BadBeatDuke;7888207

whats the best thing for what i need



Some blank dvds mate

Bought one but didnt like it.

Was getting write speeds of around 6m/s but the main issue was that the plastic around the pen feels so fragile and cheap. I didnt feel safe carrying my important data in this. I guess its okay for the occasional transferring non important stuff but in my line of work, I needed something more secure.

xanderex;7888293

how is this a deal?I got this from amazon for £14.99 over a year ago, and … how is this a deal?I got this from amazon for £14.99 over a year ago, and its been around £15-£17 since



Exactly, yet another 'how did it happen' hot deal.

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the problem is, in the past year or so, flash prices have increased!

we were used to them halving every 6 months or so

now 17.79 is about the cheapest for this, when yes, it WAS 14 quid or so. just not now

If we had a time machine, go back about 12 months and buy it then!

jubbyme;7891473

the problem is, in the past year or so, flash prices have increased!we … the problem is, in the past year or so, flash prices have increased!we were used to them halving every 6 months or sonow 17.79 is about the cheapest for this, when yes, it WAS 14 quid or so. just not nowIf we had a time machine, go back about 12 months and buy it then!



Not really, I bought it for £16.99 a few months ago from the same retailer.

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moob;7891683

Not really, I bought it for £16.99 a few months ago from the same … Not really, I bought it for £16.99 a few months ago from the same retailer.




but that doesn't help!

I bought one 1 year ago for 14 quid, as i said, prices are rising, and fine, it was 16.99 a few months ago. a few months ago isnt now!

this deal may be the cheapest for now!

something to do with the exchange rate I believe, or so i have been told.

I've just bought one of these. It arrived this morning. It doesn't have any of the U3 stuff for syncing files - its just a basic USB drive.

It came formatted as FAT32 with 64kb blocks. I copied 11.5GB of files and it was full. I have reformatted with 4kb blocks. I was a bit disappointed with the write speed. It was going at about 4MB/s from a USB socket on the side of my laptop (a Dell M1210) with a 1-2GB PST file. I also tried copying a directory with a Cygwin installation which was going at 0.7MB/s. That had 50,000 files in 500MB. Reading files was at 13MB/s on a desktop Vostro 430.

Its more expensive than it used to be, but its a cheap price for right now. Apparently, 2 years ago, several flash memory factories opened all at once, just as demand in the economy dropped. It was a "perfect storm", which meant that the prices plummetted, some of the factories got mothballed, and now the price has gone back up again.

I had been thinking of one of these from 7dayshop 7dayshop.com/cat…935 (£20 for 220x read speed and 95x write speed). These had been out of stock for a couple of weeks, but they are back in stock now.

xanderex;7888293

how is this a deal?I got this from amazon for £14.99 over a year ago, and … how is this a deal?I got this from amazon for £14.99 over a year ago, and its been around £15-£17 since



The deal is what is on offer now, not previously because that price has come and gone.

If this is the best price NOW as the market stands, then its a deal.

ahenry;7892296

I've just bought one of these. It arrived this morning. It doesn't have … I've just bought one of these. It arrived this morning. It doesn't have any of the U3 stuff for syncing files - its just a basic USB drive.It came formatted as FAT32 with 64kb blocks. I copied 11.5GB of files and it was full. I have reformatted with 4kb blocks. I was a bit disappointed with the write speed. It was going at about 4MB/s from a USB socket on the side of my laptop (a Dell M1210) with a 1-2GB PST file. I also tried copying a directory with a Cygwin installation which was going at 0.7MB/s. That had 50,000 files in 500MB. Reading files was at 13MB/s on a desktop Vostro 430.Its more expensive than it used to be, but its a cheap price for right now. Apparently, 2 years ago, several flash memory factories opened all at once, just as demand in the economy dropped. It was a "perfect storm", which meant that the prices plummetted, some of the factories got mothballed, and now the price has gone back up again.I had been thinking of one of these from 7dayshop http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_6&products_id=103935 (£20 for 220x read speed and 95x write speed). These had been out of stock for a couple of weeks, but they are back in stock now.



That one looks really interesting and worth the extra £3 for speed - but have a couple of friends who had dane electric ones fail on them. Anyone on here got any experience of them?

james4809;7875829

These have 28 MB/sec read and 7 MB/sec write speed. Not bad.



Bought this a couple of weeks ago when it was £17.49 (20p more than posted hotukdeals.com/ite…lay)

I'm getting sequential 3.7MB/sec write and 5-16.5 MB/sec read.

Banned

ahenry;7892296

I've just bought one of these. It arrived this morning. It doesn't have … I've just bought one of these. It arrived this morning. It doesn't have any of the U3 stuff for syncing files - its just a basic USB drive.It came formatted as FAT32 with 64kb blocks. I copied 11.5GB of files and it was full. I have reformatted with 4kb blocks. I was a bit disappointed with the write speed. It was going at about 4MB/s from a USB socket on the side of my laptop (a Dell M1210) with a 1-2GB PST file. I also tried copying a directory with a Cygwin installation which was going at 0.7MB/s. That had 50,000 files in 500MB. Reading files was at 13MB/s on a desktop Vostro 430.Its more expensive than it used to be, but its a cheap price for right now. Apparently, 2 years ago, several flash memory factories opened all at once, just as demand in the economy dropped. It was a "perfect storm", which meant that the prices plummetted, some of the factories got mothballed, and now the price has gone back up again.I had been thinking of one of these from 7dayshop http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_6&products_id=103935 (£20 for 220x read speed and 95x write speed). These had been out of stock for a couple of weeks, but they are back in stock now.


Blimey! Over an hour to write the data then!

Get the 7dayshop one. So much better than the sandisk.

Petrol was 60p a litre a decade ago....so what points are some people trying to make??

Not scorching hot but I need one NOW and it's the best price around AT THE MOMENT so good deal imo.

scmk3000;7961334

Petrol was 60p a litre a decade ago....so what points are some people … Petrol was 60p a litre a decade ago....so what points are some people trying to make??Not scorching hot but I need one NOW and it's the best price around AT THE MOMENT so good deal imo.



+1 :thumbsup:
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