Verbatim 64GB PinStripe USB Drive £11.99 @ ebay/Picstop
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Verbatim 64GB PinStripe USB Drive £11.99 @ ebay/Picstop

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Found 17th Nov
I know, it's "only" USB 2 but for this price I wasn't able to find it any cheaper. Using Quidco promotion will make this USB stick less than £10.

Quidco promo: hotukdeals.com/dea…712

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I'd rather dig my eyes out with a spoon than use USB 2 drives. Good price for someone that wants to use one as a WORM drive though as long as the read speeds are good of course.

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paddy.stone10 m ago

I'd rather dig my eyes out with a spoon than use USB 2 drives. Good price …I'd rather dig my eyes out with a spoon than use USB 2 drives. Good price for someone that wants to use one as a WORM drive though as long as the read speeds are good of course.



There's still so many computers and other devices supporting only USB 2.0 even in this age it would be actually waste of money for some people to buy USB 3.0 flash drive.

Good price for the size, and USB 2.0 speeds aren't exactly crawling speeds. Good deal in my eyes

I've recently had 2 of the 32Gb version of these.
Truly the worst USB drives I've ever used in my life. Painfully slow (its like they're USB 0.2) with frequent errors.
I thought I had a duff one but the replacement was exactly the same.

USB 2.0 is a waste of time given that the wholesale cost of the interface is virtually the same. Toe curlingly slow too.

This is just some seller trying to get rid of old stock.

COLD - you're far better off finding a USB 3.0 stick, even it's a couple of quid more.
Edited by: "Picard123" 17th Nov

I voted hot, wish id checked that write speed first, 4MB/sec, jesusssssss.

Santa0012 h, 52 m ago

There's still so many computers and other devices supporting only USB 2.0 …There's still so many computers and other devices supporting only USB 2.0 even in this age it would be actually waste of money for some people to buy USB 3.0 flash drive.



No, that doesn't make sense since you can buy USB 3.0 drives for around £10 for 32GB drive. And is so much faster to transfer, especially for bigger files... and also USB is backwards compatible, so they still work in USB 2.0 devices anyway. The whole point of having USB drives is for transferring data, so maybe faster drives are more handy for people so they don't have to sit around waiting for it to complete. Especially if you use them a lot.
Now back to my other point, if you only want to put something on USB once and then read from it a lot,THEN a USB 2 drive MIGHT be OK to use, for instance a USB installation drive for windows/linux that you want to keep handy just in case. But personally I keep the ISO files on my NAS and so can access those anytime anyway, so don't feel the need to keep USB drives sitting idle and not used for 99% of it's lifetime... so USB 3.0 makes more sense as you can transfer the data faster to the drive and they also usually read a lot faster too, so installation for example don't take as long. Yes you get double the capacity with this USB drive, but sacrifice speed. I'm not saying it's not a good deal for some people, I just can't fathom a situation where someone would rather wait around for 30-60 mins or whatever to transfer that data, when it could be done in 5-10 mins easily... depending on the data and size of the files of course.

Who gave this heat? USB 2 is terrible.

I actually don't mind still using USB2 but these are utter utter shite.
Avoid.

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paddy.stone16 h, 29 m ago

No, that doesn't make sense since you can buy USB 3.0 drives for around …No, that doesn't make sense since you can buy USB 3.0 drives for around £10 for 32GB drive. And is so much faster to transfer, especially for bigger files... and also USB is backwards compatible, so they still work in USB 2.0 devices anyway. The whole point of having USB drives is for transferring data, so maybe faster drives are more handy for people so they don't have to sit around waiting for it to complete. Especially if you use them a lot.Now back to my other point, if you only want to put something on USB once and then read from it a lot,THEN a USB 2 drive MIGHT be OK to use, for instance a USB installation drive for windows/linux that you want to keep handy just in case. But personally I keep the ISO files on my NAS and so can access those anytime anyway, so don't feel the need to keep USB drives sitting idle and not used for 99% of it's lifetime... so USB 3.0 makes more sense as you can transfer the data faster to the drive and they also usually read a lot faster too, so installation for example don't take as long. Yes you get double the capacity with this USB drive, but sacrifice speed. I'm not saying it's not a good deal for some people, I just can't fathom a situation where someone would rather wait around for 30-60 mins or whatever to transfer that data, when it could be done in 5-10 mins easily... depending on the data and size of the files of course.



I'm going to use it as a backup (of another backup) and yes it'll be idle most of it's time but can be really helpful one day. The files will copy onto the USB in the background, not like I'll be sitting there patiently waiting

Santa0012 h, 13 m ago

I'm going to use it as a backup (of another backup) and yes it'll be idle …I'm going to use it as a backup (of another backup) and yes it'll be idle most of it's time but can be really helpful one day. The files will copy onto the USB in the background, not like I'll be sitting there patiently waiting



Like I said, useful in certain situations. But for most people they will use them to transfer media onto to view on another device or other situations where a USB 3.0 drive would be much more suitable.
Anyway, just giving an opinion, enjoy your purchase.
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