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Verbatim 128GB Store 'n' Go PinStripe USB 2.0 Drive - Black for £7.99 Delivered @ Base

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It's got too slow read and write speed but the price is also too low .... You decide whether you would buy it or not as this is probably the cheapest 128GB USB stick ever been posted/available in the market. Also, if you think it's worth buying then for what ? if you could help the community, that would be really great.
Product Family
Store 'n' Go PinStripe
Product Type
USB Flash Drive
Marketing
With USB ports in almost every computer and popping up in cars, DVD and multimedia players, TV's, photo frames and more, USB drives are now being considered an essential accessory. The Store 'n' Go PinStripe USB Drive from Verbatim has a push and pull sliding feature which protects the USB connection when it is not in use without the need for a seperate cap which is easily lost. Each PinStripe USB Drive also includes a password protection software trial from EasyLock.
Description3385150.jpgIn a lightweight, sriped pinstripe design and available in a variety of colours and capacities the PinStripe USB Drive is the perfect storage solution for everyone.
Warranty
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty.
Barcode
  • 023942490715
Storage
  • Memory Size 128GB
  • Memory Package USB 2.0 Flash Drive
Performance
  • Read Speed 10MB/s Write Speed 4MB/s
Interfaces/Ports
  • Interface(s)USB (1 x USB 2.0)
System Requirements
  • System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7 Release Candidate Mac OS 9 or higher, Linux 2.4.0 or higher
Physical
  • Dimensions 5.4cm (W) x 2.1cm (D) x 9.2cm (H) - Weight 0.0079 kg
Features
  • Push and Pull Sliding feature,
  • Includes EasyLock Password Protection Sotware Trial,
  • ##### Free Hotline Support ######
  • Verbatim 2 year limited warranty
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arczi1909/01/2020 19:38

I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with …I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with videos, copying them over would take nearly 9 hours. In this day and age that’s painfully bad, no matter how you look at it.


Still don't see it really matters, no one is chaining you to the PC to watch each one copy, as long as the speed isn't so bad that it affects playback it doesn't make that much difference.

Maybe a few cases it would like if it was being used as external storage on a game console say, but that isn't really what these are intended for, a proper HDD or SSD is much better for that kind of thing...
JOHNNY_WILKINSON09/01/2020 19:08

Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on …Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on TV...?


No reason it shouldn't, playing back video files isn't that demanding or speed critical these days (even 4K).

Ppl make WAY too much fuss about the speed of USB pens IMHO, for their typical uses speed really isn't terribly important unless you obsessively sit there watching the file copy progress bar move.

Heated, great price, only ever seen one 128GB pen match this from Amazon but it had a min order quantity of 2, so this is more flexible...
Edited by: "ST3123" 9th Jan
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Does anyone know if this will be OK for play
Back of movies in USB port on TV...?
Edited by: "JOHNNY_WILKINSON" 9th Jan
Can't be any slower than the MyMemory ones can it?
JOHNNY_WILKINSON09/01/2020 19:08

Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on …Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on TV...?


If the 10MB/s is right, that means it's 80Mbps. HD video is about 5-8Mbps, 4K is 25Mbps.

So I'd say it should be fine. Depends on the speed of the USB port also.
JOHNNY_WILKINSON09/01/2020 19:08

Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on …Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on TV...?


No reason it shouldn't, playing back video files isn't that demanding or speed critical these days (even 4K).

Ppl make WAY too much fuss about the speed of USB pens IMHO, for their typical uses speed really isn't terribly important unless you obsessively sit there watching the file copy progress bar move.

Heated, great price, only ever seen one 128GB pen match this from Amazon but it had a min order quantity of 2, so this is more flexible...
Edited by: "ST3123" 9th Jan
ST312309/01/2020 19:26

No reason it shouldn't, playing back video files isn't that demanding or …No reason it shouldn't, playing back video files isn't that demanding or speed critical these days (even 4K). Ppl make WAY too much fuss about the speed of USB pens IMHO, for their typical uses speed really isn't terribly important unless you obsessively sit there watching the file copy progress bar move.Heated, great price, only ever seen one 128GB pen match this from Amazon but it had a min order quantity of 2, so this is more flexible...


Thanks very much for both your time & help, it's appreciated!
ST312309/01/2020 19:26

No reason it shouldn't, playing back video files isn't that demanding or …No reason it shouldn't, playing back video files isn't that demanding or speed critical these days (even 4K). Ppl make WAY too much fuss about the speed of USB pens IMHO, for their typical uses speed really isn't terribly important unless you obsessively sit there watching the file copy progress bar move.Heated, great price, only ever seen one 128GB pen match this from Amazon but it had a min order quantity of 2, so this is more flexible...


I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with videos, copying them over would take nearly 9 hours. In this day and age that’s painfully bad, no matter how you look at it.
arczi1909/01/2020 19:38

I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with …I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with videos, copying them over would take nearly 9 hours. In this day and age that’s painfully bad, no matter how you look at it.


Still don't see it really matters, no one is chaining you to the PC to watch each one copy, as long as the speed isn't so bad that it affects playback it doesn't make that much difference.

Maybe a few cases it would like if it was being used as external storage on a game console say, but that isn't really what these are intended for, a proper HDD or SSD is much better for that kind of thing...
i have the 32gb one and have had no problems and it seemed robust. have now ordered some of these. for info i also recently bought 128gb sandisk micro sd from scan in bolton via amazon for £12.36 carriage free this includes the sd adaptor so good value.

Scan have always been good to deal with and before retiring i was a school sysadmin and bought loads from them for use by staff and students, even though we were at other end of country.
arczi1909/01/2020 19:38

I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with …I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with videos, copying them over would take nearly 9 hours. In this day and age that’s painfully bad, no matter how you look at it.


Quite agree with you. Had same problem with the MyMemory drives so slow. Took over 8 hours to fill the drive with mp4 files.
arczi1909/01/2020 19:38

I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with …I strongly disagree. If you wanted to completely fill this usb stick with videos, copying them over would take nearly 9 hours. In this day and age that’s painfully bad, no matter how you look at it.


Then pay for a faster stick... what idiot sits and copies 128GB of films in one sitting? I generally copy 1-2 films or seasons of something and usually go off and do something else anyway.
Thanks OP I have been looking for a flash drive for my TV and this is a great price. Heat added 🔥
Does this have a hole for keychain attachment?
Marley201910/01/2020 09:53

Does this have a hole for keychain attachment?


Looks like it doesn't have.
Ok thanks, just makes it easier to carry around without losing it or forgetting it left plugged in the usb port!
Cheers.
drnkbeer09/01/2020 19:24

If the 10MB/s is right, that means it's 80Mbps. HD video is about 5-8Mbps, …If the 10MB/s is right, that means it's 80Mbps. HD video is about 5-8Mbps, 4K is 25Mbps. So I'd say it should be fine. Depends on the speed of the USB port also.


HD video at 5-8Mbps would look pretty poor. You'd get a lot of macro blocking and artifacts with any proper action sequences at all.
10MB/s is incredibly poor these days, which is why these are so cheap. These are best used for archiving data, and little more, I would think.
Usb 2.0 flash drives nowadays are perfect for photo and video storage. If you write you family albums on it onnce in a while, then the speed shouldnt be an issue. 128 gb for 7 quid is a good price, not so long ago 16gb flash was 1quid for 1gb.
Is it outa stock?

Ordered and thanks op, btw 2.0 has its uses remember all those mini consoles that have been purchased...needless I say any more
Edited by: "usernameinalid" 10th Jan
Voted cold only USB 2.0 = slow given the size of the drive. 3.0 128 gb drives where recently in the my memory sale only a few pounds more.
Edited by: "Sylar2020" 10th Jan
JOHNNY_WILKINSON09/01/2020 19:08

Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on …Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on TV...?


Depends on your TV more than the memory stick.
I use a 32gb one of these in my Wii. Works great.
HUKDers will be voting floppy disks hot soon enough
JOHNNY_WILKINSON09/01/2020 19:08

Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on …Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on TV...?


Provided your TV supports 128GB you should be fine. You need at least 1.5MB/s for 1080p video, so if it's not steaming 4k content this would "do", take a while to fill it though!
Heat added btw
Hearnia_2K10/01/2020 17:48

HD video at 5-8Mbps would look pretty poor. You'd get a lot of macro …HD video at 5-8Mbps would look pretty poor. You'd get a lot of macro blocking and artifacts with any proper action sequences at all.10MB/s is incredibly poor these days, which is why these are so cheap. These are best used for archiving data, and little more, I would think.



You are confusing MB/s & Mbps. 1080p needs 1.5MB/s so this would be fine. The artifacts have little to do with speed of transfer - it's more to do with speed of decoding which is a bottleneck on the processor...
These can read @ 80Mbps (10*8 (8 bits in a byte))

Even 4k x265 encodes will in the vast majority of cases stream just fine, however triple layered 4k HD disc rips will probably struggle as they have a max bitrate of 128Mbps. (These 50-80Gb uncompressed 4k x265 MKV's are the largest videos out there and not many people use them, only quality snobs like myself! lawl)
As for pseudo HD that is streamed (Netflix, NowTV, Prime ..etc ..etc) it's even easier as the bitrate is significantly poorer/lower for obvious reasons.
Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 10th Jan
Must be worth a shot even just to carry files as a backup for you when travelling.
Heat Added.
Hearnia_2K10/01/2020 20:08

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You're talking nonsense and don't even know the difference between a bit and a byte!
aLV42610/01/2020 18:41

You are confusing MB/s & Mbps. 1080p needs 1.5MB/s so this would be fine. …You are confusing MB/s & Mbps. 1080p needs 1.5MB/s so this would be fine. The artifacts have little to do with speed of transfer - it's more to do with speed of decoding which is a bottleneck on the processor...


Leftfield_2k210/01/2020 20:09

You're talking nonsense and don't even know the difference between a bit …You're talking nonsense and don't even know the difference between a bit and a byte!



I do know the difference. Where have I gone wrong?
Hmm, looks like my previous post got deleted, instead of edited.

Still, 8Mbps is not very good for 1080p video, you yourself mention using 1.5MB/s, which iw 12Mbps. That is a 50% increase over the message I replied to, stating just 5-8Mbps for 1080p.
Edited by: "Hearnia_2K" 10th Jan
The READ speed of this flash drive is 10MB/s that is 80Mbps
NO video available has a bitrate even close to that for it to be a problem reading perfectly

Also if you try and play back digital video from a device that doesn't have enough bandwidth it DOES NOT reduce image quality or generate artefacts, it will simply drop frames and judder. It will look like an old school 10fps strobe CCTV video! lawl

**EDIT**
The post you deleted clearly showed you got MB and Mb mixed up, you thought that this USB flash pen was only 10Mb/s which would be a VERY slow 0.8 MB/s


To be clear, people asking if this flash drive is O.K for streaming videos from then the answer is 100% yes.
(It's actually what this cheap large drive is perfect for, music & video streaming/playing)
It would be next to impossible for you to find a video that this 10MB/s (80Mb/s) flash pen cannot stream perfectly.
Edited by: "Leftfield_2k2" 10th Jan
Leftfield_2k210/01/2020 20:16

The READ speed of this flash drive is 10MB/s that is 800MbpsNO video …The READ speed of this flash drive is 10MB/s that is 800MbpsNO video available has a bitrate even close to that for it to be a problem reading perfectlyAlso if you try and play back digital video from a device that doesn't have enough bandwidth it DOES NOT reduce image quality or generate artefacts, it will simply drop frames and judder. It will look like an old school 10fps strobe CCTV video! lawl**EDIT**The post you deleted clearly showed you got MB and Mb mixed up, you thought that this USB flash pen was only 10Mb/s which would be a VERY slow 0.8 MB/s


There are videos over 10MB/s, though I agree it's uncommon. The USB stick will work typically for reading the video fast enough, but that's assuming the playout device has a very consistent read, and that is not always the case, sometimes it can be pretty bursty.

The message I replied to was stating that 1080p video would be 5-8 Mbps, which would be pretty average, at best.

I know the drive can read at 10MB/s, and writes at just 4MB/s, which is pretty terrible, even for a USB 2.0 drive. And who wants to copy videos to this drive?

I don't think I ever said it wouldn't work, I simply stated that 8Mbps for 1080p video is not going to be a great experience, and that this drive is best suited to other tasks, I fully stand by that, I can't imagine copying a bunch of movies on to this, and then navigating them in menus, which may be trying to generate tumbnails, from such a slow drive. Once playout starts, if the TV has a good playout system, and decent caching capabilities, it'll probably work fine for the playout itself, though.

For the record, 10MB/s is 80Mbps, not 800 as you state. USB 2.0, which is all this drive has, tops out at 480Mbps.

Don't forget that to copy in 120GB of data to this drive at 4MB/s is going to take around 8 hours. This drive is best suited to long term storage, which does not change often. Music might be good, since you tend to listen to the same stuff time and time again, and keep a large collection, but for movies, they tend to be copied on, watched, and deleted, and this drive would be a painful experience for this purpose.
Edited by: "Hearnia_2K" 10th Jan
Yeah sorry brain fart added one too many zeros!

That said, 80Mbps is still a very high bitrate and ONLY ripped 4k discs will be a problem.
1080p Blu rays, 4k streams will work fine at 80Mbps
Leftfield_2k210/01/2020 20:34

Yeah sorry brain fart added one too many zeros! That said, 80Mbps is …Yeah sorry brain fart added one too many zeros! That said, 80Mbps is still a very high bitrate and ONLY ripped 4k discs will be a problem.1080p Blu rays, 4k streams will work fine at 80Mbps


Yeh, 80Mbps is very high bitrate for 1080p video, even a lot of contribution stuff isn't that high these day for 1080p. so it should work fine, but that will be the sequential read speed, and I've often seen TV and media players do silly things causing background activity to drives, like thumbnail generation, causing read speed to drop a lot, so there is potential for issues, when compared ot most modern USB 3.0 drives.

But, also, my original comment was simply stating that 8Mbps 1080p is not going to look great, and it really won't assuming H.264. It'll be alright, until you have some prolonged action like long action sequences, with lots of camera pans, etc. I never said it wouldn't work.

And, I very much stand by it not being ideal, but it would likely work, writing at 4MB/s means if your movie is encoded at 8Mbps it's going to take you an entire quarter of the movie duration just to copy it to the drive, which is just nuts.
Edited by: "Hearnia_2K" 10th Jan
JOHNNY_WILKINSON09/01/2020 19:08

Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on …Does anyone know if this will be OK for play Back of movies in USB port on TV...?


no, i have this and its terrible. drops small transfer speed quick. very unreliable. whether you're using 3.1, 3 or 2 usb port.

seems to perform slightly better in a usb 2.0 slot for some reason though
Maybe for you, some people are more patient and have no issue with dragging a bunch of files onto the flash drive and then coming back an hour or two later after doing something AFK.

I agree that the 4MB/s WRITE isn't great, however it's £8 for 128Gb and most likely good quality IC's as Verb. are a respected company that I doubt would use cheap nasty components.

It's an ideal cheap pen for parents to chuck a load of kids films onto and use for holidays, car journeys ..etc ..etc
Hearnia_2K10/01/2020 20:30

There are videos over 10MB/s, though I agree it's uncommon. The USB stick …There are videos over 10MB/s, though I agree it's uncommon. The USB stick will work typically for reading the video fast enough, but that's assuming the playout device has a very consistent read, and that is not always the case, sometimes it can be pretty bursty.The message I replied to was stating that 1080p video would be 5-8 Mbps, which would be pretty average, at best. I know the drive can read at 10MB/s, and writes at just 4MB/s, which is pretty terrible, even for a USB 2.0 drive. And who wants to copy videos to this drive? I don't think I ever said it wouldn't work, I simply stated that 8Mbps for 1080p video is not going to be a great experience, and that this drive is best suited to other tasks, I fully stand by that, I can't imagine copying a bunch of movies on to this, and then navigating them in menus, which may be trying to generate tumbnails, from such a slow drive. Once playout starts, if the TV has a good playout system, and decent caching capabilities, it'll probably work fine for the playout itself, though.For the record, 10MB/s is 80Mbps, not 800 as you state. USB 2.0, which is all this drive has, tops out at 480Mbps.Don't forget that to copy in 120GB of data to this drive at 4MB/s is going to take around 8 hours. This drive is best suited to long term storage, which does not change often. Music might be good, since you tend to listen to the same stuff time and time again, and keep a large collection, but for movies, they tend to be copied on, watched, and deleted, and this drive would be a painful experience for this purpose.


Who cares about 10MB/s video? Uncompressed video is for literally just for nerds and those who are OCD about compression - let's not even get into the whole mastering process. The average 1080p film you might download is around 2-3GB, let's assume the latter and a short film is 100 minutes (for simplicity) so that's 30MB per min, 0.5MB/s speed required, where is the requirement for a super-fast memory stick for this?

Also, no-one is going to copy 128GB of data to the stick in a sitting, or at least they shouldn't. Even a fast stick will still take around an hour, not exactly coffee-brewing time... I copy a couple of films or season(s) of something at a time and then come back when it's done.

And after all that people seem to forget that it's a solid-state device that stores 128GB, from a proper brand and costs £8. Eight pounds. So for £8 you should overlook the speed. Basically you can choose two of the three: speed, capacity, value.
I will gladly pay a little more for certain luxuries in life, usb 3.0 being one of them.
plewis0010/01/2020 20:58

Who cares about 10MB/s video? Uncompressed video is for literally just for …Who cares about 10MB/s video? Uncompressed video is for literally just for nerds and those who are OCD about compression - let's not even get into the whole mastering process. The average 1080p film you might download is around 2-3GB, let's assume the latter and a short film is 100 minutes (for simplicity) so that's 30MB per min, 0.5MB/s speed required, where is the requirement for a super-fast memory stick for this?Also, no-one is going to copy 128GB of data to the stick in a sitting, or at least they shouldn't. Even a fast stick will still take around an hour, not exactly coffee-brewing time... I copy a couple of films or season(s) of something at a time and then come back when it's done.And after all that people seem to forget that it's a solid-state device that stores 128GB, from a proper brand and costs £8. Eight pounds. So for £8 you should overlook the speed. Basically you can choose two of the three: speed, capacity, value.


Lots of people care about 80Mbps video, but I agree it's not got a place in a home environment. I never said any home user would care. For reference uncompressed SD is 270Mbps.

Personally I don't download movies, however, I can confidently say that 4Mbps would be pretty poor quality, assuming H.264 Main. Plus, at 4Mbps that would also include the container, null packets, metadata, audio, and any subtitles. It's going to be pretty poor quality if there are any action sequences at all. You would start to see macroblocking issues.

I'm not saying it's a bad device, or bad price. My original message simply pointed out that 1080p video at 8Mbps would not be very good quality. It's a great deal, if you need a high capacity drive, very cheaply, and don't mind it being really slow. Even for a USB 2.0 drive this is slow.

However, I also don't think it would be a device that would give a good user experience, and I think that some devices would simply not be able to playback video from this device very well, as often TVs with built in USB ports do not run the most optimized of software, and sometimes they end up not reading in a properly sequential way, and have very small caches, meaning that you get buffer undeflows, and therefore stuttering video playout.
Edited by: "Hearnia_2K" 10th Jan
Hearnia_2K10/01/2020 21:13

Lots of people care about 80Mbps video, but I agree it's not got a place …Lots of people care about 80Mbps video, but I agree it's not got a place in a home environment. I never said any home user would care. For reference uncompressed SD is 270Mbps.Personally I don't download movies, however, I can confidently say that 4Mbps would be pretty poor quality, assuming H.264 Main. Plus, at 4Mbps that would also include the container, null packets, metadata, audio, and any subtitles. It's going to be pretty poor quality if there are any action sequences at all. You would start to see macroblocking issues.I'm not saying it's a bad device, or bad price. My original message simply pointed out that 1080p video at 8Mbps would not be very good quality. However, I also don't think it would be a device that would give a good user experience, and I think that some devices would simply not be able to playback video from this device very well, as often TVs with built in USB ports do not run the most optimized of software, and sometimes they end up not reading in a properly sequential way, and have very small caches, meaning that you get buffer undeflows, and therefore stuttering video playout.


The people that 'care about 80Mbps video' (who exactly) are not the people that are buying an £8 memory stick then complaining about it... and this is, quite obviously, a consumer product.

If you download a film online (P2P or whatever), it's probably using HEVC and is going to be around 0.5MB/s which is totally fine. No-one uses constant bitrate anyway so this isn't even an issue.

Your comment about TVs is pure assumption. If you have such a useless smart TV that it can't handle a correctly formatted USB drive, it's time to get a new smart TV or smart TV box to handle this instead - anything too old to handle this memory stick probably doesn't have the correct codecs and is probably stuck on DivX or earlier, as well as demanding FAT32 which is another problem in itself.
I never said consumers care about 80Mbps video. I don't think a lot of P2P movies are H.265 as standard. I think most are still H.264, and also I think most people watching via a port integrated into a TV are likely going to need movies in H.264.

CBR is still commonly used, but for scenarios such as this, I agree.

However, even H.265 at 4Mbps 1080p is likely going to be a less than ideal experience. You will still see quality nosedive during high-action sequences. So, if you want a mediocre experience, then, sure, 4Mbps will be fine.
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ibz10010/01/2020 18:27

HUKDers will be voting floppy disks hot soon enough


My first WIndows 95 installation came on floppy disk
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