USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 16GB - BLUE CAPLESS SWIVEL £11.99 delivered @ 7Dayshop
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USB 2.0 Flash / Key Drive - 16GB - BLUE CAPLESS SWIVEL £11.99 delivered @ 7Dayshop

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Found 12th Nov 2010Made hot 12th Nov 2010
There have been a lot of deals posted for 16GB USB drives over the last few weeks on HUKD, but never for one as cheap as this!!!

No more frustrating lost caps or 'trouser fluff' USB blockage! The simple swivel action protects the USB end of the drive very nicely indeed.

Readyboost Enabled
Nice rubber feel
Quality swivel action
Green Led on Light
Keyring attachable,
Write Speed Up To: 6mb/s
Read Speed Up To: 20.5mb/s

7dayshop.com Product Promise...
Please do not be put off by our ultra low price. This 7dayshop.com product is top quality and for your complete assurance and peace of mind we offer a 5 year warranty on this 7dayshop.com key-drive. And please remember if for any reason whatsoever you are not 101% delighted with this product, please return to us within 30 days of receipt for a full refund of the purchase price paid!

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- simate

23 Comments

Not the fastest drive, but what a great price. Heat given.

Yep, not fastest, but a little faster than many of the other 16GB drives posted recently. At this price, it's a VERY good deal for what it is. Heat added.

So how long does it actually take to write 1 GB to this?

Very nice, thanks for posting.

these deals always seem to go through the roof heat wise! good price, voted hot.

silps

So how long does it actually take to write 1 GB to this?

The real question is, how long will it take you to recover that 1GB of files that you transferred to it and thought were safe...

sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/200…es/

Original Poster

drspa44

The real question is, how long will it take you to recover that 1GB of … The real question is, how long will it take you to recover that 1GB of files that you transferred to it and thought were safe...[url=http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/]http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/[/url]



But this isn't a fake USB drive and really can't be compared to the dodgy huge capacity drives sold on Ebay. 7dayshop is a reputable seller and there is a full money back warranty with this drive.

the way things are going, these will soon be hitting £9.99 - heat added

silps

So how long does it actually take to write 1 GB to this?



To transfer 1 gigabyte of data (while inserted directly into a USB2 port – not via a hub, etc. and while my PC was not doing anything else of significance that might have slowed the transfer down) took 175 seconds (i.e. 2 minutes and 55 seconds).

I bought one of these 16GB drives from 7dayshop about eighteen months ago and I am 100% satisfied with it. I don’t take good care of it (most of the time it is rattling around in my work bag or a pocket). I have used it pretty much every day since I bought it and it has been away on several holidays with me (again, getting bashed around in bags). It has never let me down – no corrupted files, no problems getting data on or off). I have no hesitation in recommending this model of thumb drive.

r4ge

the way things are going, these will soon be hitting £9.99 - heat added



16gb flash drives have already passed that price and been posted on HUKD

Download_Dave

Not the fastest drive, but what a great price. Heat given.

drspa44

The real question is, how long will it take you to recover that 1GB of … The real question is, how long will it take you to recover that 1GB of files that you transferred to it and thought were safe...http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/


VERY harsh and grossly unfair. Its NOT an eBay ballsup - its genuine

drspa44

The real question is, how long will it take you to recover that 1GB of … The real question is, how long will it take you to recover that 1GB of files that you transferred to it and thought were safe...http://sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/2008/09/02/h2testw-14-gold-standard-in-detecting-usb-counterfeit-drives/



Pointless and irrelevant post.

Got to Deal button goes to the login to account page

Direct link 7dayshop.com/cat…966
Edited by: "simate" 13th Nov 2010

Original Poster

simate

Got to Deal button goes to the login to account page :SDirect link … Got to Deal button goes to the login to account page :SDirect link http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=&products_id=106966



If it doesn't go through to the correct page, its usually just a question of trying again and you should get through. I think it is just a quirk of 7dayshop's website, its happened once or twice to me before and when I tried it a second time, it was fine.

Just tried it now and it went straight though, no problem.

Ordered one myself great price,voted hot

The reason I said what I did was because this exact swivel design is very common for flash drives using fake memory. This is when a cheaper, lower capacity chip is used and the controller chip has been modified to report a higher capacity. Sort of like giving a blind person a 5L watering can and telling them it's 10L. He fills it with 10L of water, but when it comes time to watering the plants, half of them are still thirsty. This isn't a case of reformat it and it will be OK.

I think it is unlikely that this particular flash drive is using fake memory, despite it being made in a factory where fakes are made. BTW, fakes aren't limited to fleabay and market stalls, though they are prevalent there. You will get them as 'free gifts' for purchasing products and as presents from the company you work for. Just be aware that they are very prevalent and are hard to spot until you use it and fill it up over its proper capacity.

Myself, I would be too nervous about buying an unbranded flash drive that's assembled in factories where fakes are made for ebay. You wouldn't buy an unbranded 'Eastern Digital' or 'Sammsung' hard disk for example, especially if it was made in factories where they also make pirate DVDs and fake Rolexs. The reason why it is so cheap, is because it's made out of cheap components, hence the read/write speeds. If you value your data, you should go for a branded flash drive like the Sandisk Cruzer Blade on Play. Otherwise, just make sure you have your files backed up.

I'm not trying to make trouble for 7dayshop or troll the forums – I'm just trying to give people advice so they don't have to return it, if it doesn't perform.

I bought a 16gb one for £12.49 a fortnight ago from 7dayshop and it was faulty. Sent it back and am still waiting for refund.

xigent

16gb flash drives have already passed that price and been posted on HUKD



When / where ?

drspa44

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/clas-ohlson-instore-kingston-16gb-u/460536?page=3



Cheers but I like the previous poster(I pressumed) was referring to where as in week in week out for under a £10 ---- £4.99 is not the normal price

I ordered two of these a few weeks ago when this was on HUKD before, and only one of them works.
One doesn't seem to connect properly to USB. I may be unlucky but would not buy the same one again just in case.

doobreedob

I ordered two of these a few weeks ago when this was on HUKD before, and … I ordered two of these a few weeks ago when this was on HUKD before, and only one of them works.One doesn't seem to connect properly to USB. I may be unlucky but would not buy the same one again just in case.

You might want to check your other one with h2testw:
sosfakeflash.wordpress.com/200…es/

It will write 16GB to it and then try to copy it all back. If it doesn't manage to copy it all back, I'd return it too.
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