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USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 16GB - £14.99 @ 7dayshop
USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 16GB - £14.99 @ 7dayshop

USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 16GB - £14.99 @ 7dayshop

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Cheap 16GB Flash drive

Nice rubber feel
Quality swivel action
Keyring attachable
Write Speed Up To: 5mb/s (33x)
Read Speed Up To: 20mb/s (133x)

43 Comments

Does this qualify as the cheapest 16GB memory stick ever?

yeas

Woaah, that's cheap. I don't need anything bigger than a 4GB tho
hot.

Had one similar to this, the metal thing snapped off.. and the memory likes to think it needs formatting everynow and then. I give up and stuck with me cruzer.

perfect for xbox as they only support max 16gb

These 'swivel' flash drives are nothing but trouble. Out of the 4 I've owned or tested, 3 have been different sizes (ie fake). 8GB was 2GB, 32GB was 4GB, 1GB was 768MB. The other one (512MB) was slow, but otherwise fine. sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/200…es/ . Bottom line, whether or not these flash drives are real and 100% OK, they come from a factory where fakes are made for sale on ebay etc.

Dudes, 7 day shop are normally legit. These are the type that are given out as promos with company names on it. They will have been an over order or a cancelled order pre print

Excellent deal, ordered.

Banned

People get way too excited over totally mediocre deals on here. this is only a couple of pounds less then most 16GB keys it is not an 'AMAZING' deal by any stretch of the imagination. You saved yourself £2 ... big whoop to be frank.


We just checked over 10 of the big name competitors and this is the best … We just checked over 10 of the big name competitors and this is the best price around by a military mile!



Wow not only do they toot their own pathetic trumpet but 'a military mile'? seriously ..?

amazon.co.uk/dp/…G0/

play.com/PC/…tml

amazon.co.uk/dp/…FS/

All MUCH bettter keys and only £3 more. Hardley a "military mile".

Do youself a favour and pay the extra £3 to get a 'better' key from a 'better' compony.

Edited by: "Reser" 19th Aug 2010

^^^ You mean £3 difference.

Banned

And another kikatek.com/pro…gle just £15.30. There are tons of keys out there for very similar prices.

"Write Speed Up To: 5mb/s (33x) "

would kinda explain how this is so cheap as well.. this is a bit on the slow side..
and 33 times what??? a floppy disk?

Cheapest price i ve seen for a 16gb Flash pen drive.

Well, people on doubted their bulk "toshiba" micro sdhc the other week
I got one and it is BRILLIANT. If it's class 2, it's very little slower than a class 4 at 6.5mps
So I'll take 7dayshop at their word.
Though i don't really need another after buying PNY 16gb off ebay.com for £15 inc postage. (Its rocket fast !)

lukeyd - Aug 19, 2010 20:57perfect for xbox as they only support max 16gb



Almost but not quite correct.

Xbox support any brand of flash memory up to 16gb in 2 USB sockets.
So 32gb in total.

Interesting for those thinking of the new Xox S Arcade, 36gbs of storage is a lot & now a cheap alternative to the hard drive Xbox.

noxide

"Write Speed Up To: 5mb/s (33x) "would kinda explain how this is so cheap … "Write Speed Up To: 5mb/s (33x) "would kinda explain how this is so cheap as well.. this is a bit on the slow side..and 33 times what??? a floppy disk?



I imagine it's referring to CD speeds.

1x CD speed is ~150KB/s, so 33x CD speed would be ~4.95MB/s ~= 5MB/s

Reser

People get way too excited over totally mediocre deals on here. this is … People get way too excited over totally mediocre deals on here. this is only a couple of pounds less then most 16GB keys it is not an 'AMAZING' deal by any stretch of the imagination. You saved yourself £2 ... big whoop to be frank.Wow not only do they toot their own pathetic trumpet but 'a military mile'? seriously ..?[url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002U1ZBG0/]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002U1ZBG0/[/url][url=http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11984513/Play-com-16GB-USB-Flash-Drive/Product.html]http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11984513/Play-com-16GB-USB-Flash-Drive/Product.html[/url][url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001CINSFS/]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001CINSFS/[/url]All MUCH bettter keys and only £3 more. Hardley a "military mile".Do youself a favour and pay the extra £3 to get a 'better' key from a 'better' compony.



I appreciate what you are saying, and write speed is often just as important as capacity.
However, the 3 usb memory sticks you've linked are all of equivalent or inferior performance to this deal.

I have backed up all my itunes, photos, videos and documents on 4 16gb sticks, more reliable than an external drive. I went for sandisk at £18 each off amazon. I always avoid generic flash memory, personal choice though depending on it's use.

TehJumpingJawa

Does this qualify as the cheapest 16GB memory stick ever?



It's probably the cheapest right now but there was the Sandisk Cruzer for a tenner at Tesco a couple of months ago.

COLD.

I've got one of these and transfer speeds are horrendous. Wished I'd spent a few pounds more on something less basic.

TehJumpingJawa

Does this qualify as the cheapest 16GB memory stick ever?



GOT 6 kingston 16gb drives for £30 from clas ohlsen last year

Problem:

drspa44

These 'swivel' flash drives are nothing but trouble. Out of the 4 I've … These 'swivel' flash drives are nothing but trouble. Out of the 4 I've owned or tested, 3 have been different sizes (ie fake). 8GB was 2GB, 32GB was 4GB, 1GB was 768MB. The other one (512MB) was slow, but otherwise fine. http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/ . Bottom line, whether or not these flash drives are real and 100% OK, they come from a factory where fakes are made for sale on ebay etc.


Solution:

Buy from a reputable trader such as 7dayshop.com
Their after sales service is top notch.
Edited by: "CrazyBob" 20th Aug 2010

Might get one of these and use it as my "HBO shows" USB stick.


Now that's a plan.

james-young

Dudes, 7 day shop are normally legit. These are the type that are given … Dudes, 7 day shop are normally legit. These are the type that are given out as promos with company names on it. They will have been an over order or a cancelled order pre print

Two of the flash drives I tested had company's names on. One had 'Computer Shopper' and another had 'Sky Sports'. Whether or not 7dayshop is reputable, the product isn't. Spend £3 more for a branded Sandisk flash drive.

drspa44

These 'swivel' flash drives are nothing but trouble. Out of the 4 I've … These 'swivel' flash drives are nothing but trouble. Out of the 4 I've owned or tested, 3 have been different sizes (ie fake). 8GB was 2GB, 32GB was 4GB, 1GB was 768MB.



What a ridiculous post. The type of casing doesn't tell you anything about whether it is a fake or not. If you buy USB sticks on ebay then you are asking for trouble, almost all of them are Chinese-made chipped to give false capacity readings. But if you buy from a reputable outlet like 7dayshop, then you know you are getting the real deal, whether it has a swivel or a cap. So stupid...

jayjay266

Which of these would have the fastest transfer … Which of these would have the fastest transfer speeds?[url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002U1ZBG0/]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B002U1ZBG0/[/url][url=http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11984513/Play-com-16GB-USB-Flash-Drive/Product.html]http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/11984513/Play-com-16GB-USB-Flash-Drive/Product.html[/url][url=http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001CINSFS/]http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001CINSFS/[/url]



The Kingston DataTraveller is the fastest out of that lot. Avoid the Sandisk Cruzer, it is dog-slow.

TehJumpingJawa

I appreciate what you are saying, and write speed is often just as … I appreciate what you are saying, and write speed is often just as important as capacity.However, the 3 usb memory sticks you've linked are all of equivalent or inferior performance to this deal.


agreed, similar product for more money.

whilst its ONLY 3 quid, thats 20% of the price of the 7dayshop one.

I think the new mass whining about the speed of the drives comes from the fact that its just more noticable at higher capacities.

Codify

The Kingston DataTraveller is the fastest out of that lot. Avoid the … The Kingston DataTraveller is the fastest out of that lot. Avoid the Sandisk Cruzer, it is dog-slow.


fastest perhaps (not certain) but from their site: Speed 2 — Data transfer rates of 10 MB/sec. read and 5 MB/sec. write
is not significantly faster than the others and from previous sandisk blade threads some users get eg14/6 read/write so claims mean nothing and unless you have them all benched guesses about the same.

Edited by: "brilly" 20th Aug 2010

7dayshop are a reputable company - I have used them many times over the past few years. Having said that I would also not purchase a memory stick with such a poor write speed - 5MB/s write is pretty difficult to live with on such a capacious device, although such low speeds are not all that unusual (I would guess the Sandisk Cruzer Blade would be similar, for example).

All the memory sticks I have bought in the last year have been the Dane-Elec sticks from 7dayshop - in 8, 16 and 32GB configurations. The 16GB zLite page doesn't actually give the R/W speed at the moment, but it is 220 speed (33MB/s) read and 95 speed (14.5MB/s) write.

Personally I would spend £19.99 on a 16GB stick capable of 14.5MB/s write rather than £14.99 on a stick with a 5MB/s write speed - you will be glad you did in the long run!

james-young

Dudes, 7 day shop are normally legit. These are the type that are given … Dudes, 7 day shop are normally legit. These are the type that are given out as promos with company names on it. They will have been an over order or a cancelled order pre print



+1

would i be write in thinking that a slow rated stick will have difficulty playing hi def footage from it or will it now be a problem

Gotta look at the product, not just the price.
Too many people on here go by price alone, they are easy prey.

Wish the 32gb stick would hurry up & get cheap.

Test finished without errors.
You can now delete the test files *.h2w or verify them again.
Writing speed: 7.25 MByte/s
Reading speed: 17.3 MByte/s
H2testw v1.4

mwarner:

Could you put up some links to the particular sticks you've had please? Also I take it you've had no problems with corruption?

Anything about their read/write speed and if they're bootable would be handy too

absolutely shocking build quality, we bought a few thousand of these type of drives, and had a hell of a lot of them fail. they overheat and the board inside is just glued to the plastic, glue melts and all just comes apart really.

decent price, but if you need to store important data, spend a bit more on something more reliable

badger1010

Gotta look at the product, not just the price.Too many people on here go … Gotta look at the product, not just the price.Too many people on here go by price alone, they are easy prey.



You're absolutely right, my deals for high quality really fast Dane-Elec and Patriot drives were colded into oblivion because they were £3-£5 more expensive than the really terrible Cruzer Blade.

FGEvans

would i be write in thinking that a slow rated stick will have difficulty … would i be write in thinking that a slow rated stick will have difficulty playing hi def footage from it or will it now be a problem



Was that an intended pun? Or a spelling mistake? (_;)

i got a 16gb for about 9 quid off ebay so this isnt the cheapest ive found, although ebay is hardly a reliable source for prices. heat

I got one of these given from a supplier, the 1GB version.
They are cheap and nasty and prone to data loss.
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