All USB Flash Drives Discounts, Offers and Sale - August 2020
Hard these days to be 100% genuine some of the copies are excellent. Sent USB stick to Kingston for analysis many years ago found to be fake. That was bought of Amazon also.
Not a bad price £12.78 + delivery from CCL https://www.cclonline.com/product/191193/DT100G3/128GB/USB-Memory-Sticks/Kingston-128GB-DataTraveler-100-G3-USB-3-0-Flash-Drive/BAK6707/ but they are cheap because they have slow write speeds.
Can’t seem to get the no rush reward added to my order even when I add 2 ?
Yes, that's my interpretation too.
Snap, I have one of these and dont rate it at all. Either to slow or says corrupt.
Don't know why, but i always have kingston usb sticks fail on me
Or in other words "it's going to be dog slow, but we can't tell you exactly how dog slow it will be because we buy the cheapest chips we can find on the day".
Only related to the WD shop but i just bought a My Cloud 5tb recertified for £89.99 after the 10% discount code i got for signing up for the newsletter The 3tb one is £89.99 so an extra £10 for another 2tb seemed a no brainer. Already have a 2tb so i have no qualms about grabbing another larger one. Hope this helps someone as WD's email notification isn't very good i'm afraid.
You're right. I have 1 plugged in the TV. When i take it off its very hot
They get kinda hot
I'd love to know the write speeds on this, as on there 'Full Specifications' it doesn't even show a write speed.....how can you call that the 'Full Specifications' without the write speed?! Anyone know the write speeds of these? I do love the modern thumb drives, as they always focus on the read speeds, which is great if you want to read something off it at 130mb/s, but you still need to write to it in the first place and if that at 10mb/s, a large 4k video file will take a looooong time to write to it! As plewis00 said, you'd be better off with an external SSD/SSD in an external box or an M.2 in an external box that supports USB3.1. Yes, slightly larger (quite a lot compared to this), but you know it won't get finger burning hot and the data is probably far safer.
I have the 128 GB version and its gets frighteningly hot to the touch, even when idle.
Very good deal, just grabbed one
Got mine last night, smallest USB I have ever owned, guranteed I lose it...
32GB aren't much cheaper, great deal for 64GB.
Ordered cheers Brutes
Got mine - thanks OP
Good deal, wouldn't mind getting one myself.
Ordered thanks OP (y) heat added 🔥
But what are the write speeds?
Thanks. £12.99 with no rush delivery
I also went with Samsung 128gb as my SanDisk 64gb thumb gets red hot, definitely happier with the Samsung
Use the Samsung version in my laptop for past three years no issues re overheating
OOs and no option to back order now :(
Thanks. Grabbed one on back order.
If you want a good discreet looking flash drive this is the one, I got 2 last year.
Same here 64GB read speeds are fine but writing to takes a while longer good deal (y)
Be aware writing speeds to these are pretty terrible, but read speed perfectly acceptable.
As some have mentioned, these have quite slow write speeds so best use at this price point is the 32GB (which is the min recommended size) as a usb boot drive for your system if it ever fails or your hard disk crashes taking your operating system with it (assuming you don't have a backup!). The 64gb will be more useful for storing non write intensive downloaded apps and applications, bookmarks, emails and file copies, documents etc In case you're wondering, you can't put two separate operating systems on one usb as it can't be partitioned like a hard disk and will format itself anyway wiping anything else off it before making it a bootable USB so twice the size doesn't mean two bootables! If I am wrong on anything then I'm sure others will quickly correct..
Funnily enough I bought this just the other day. Write speed is poor unfortunately but still a good price.
Great compact size. If only they had done smaller and I had noticed, would have been great as a freenas boot drive.
Will this work with PS4?? As an extended hard disk.
Bought this the other day. Pretty good. I keep it in my wallet cus it's so small and made of metal.
Using USB drives for backups is almost always a mistake due to performance and reliability issues. Stick in a cheap SSD instead if you want an easy solution. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0764WCXCV
Perfect cheers ordered that one :)
If it's like the 32GB version, you'll wish you never bothered. When copying a file to the drive using Windows, "copy" reports 5 seconds remaining, in reality 5 minutes, put the kettle on. e..g. 2GB files. One at a time. The progress bar rushes to end and then stays there. The cache fulls up quick then you are in slow-mo. They talk up the read speed but you still got to get the data on the frustrating thing. (There should a clause for that)
BIOS updates are tiny.
Will 16gb do? Thanks very much (y)
Thanks so much (highfive)
Hi Ben, yes it should be OK, have a look here
Hi @ms84 thanks for posting, do you know if this will be alright for bios updates on pc?
I bought the same 16 GB version for £3.10 +£0.99 postage but it did say Toshiba.
Thanks I’ve ordered it. It’s coming tomorrow :)
Can’t see it anywhwre
That’s not good, was going to use it for Time Machine Backu
This one gets hot, but nowhere near as hot as the metal version.
These get extremely hot, returned immediately
Good deal but not quite as good as the one posted last week for about £9
I got the 128gb one a few weeks ago and the build quality on this is poor. It was a fiver so can’t complain but still feels like crap. Like it will break anytime soon.
Got one couple of months ago and failed within a week. Unreliable. Don't think I will touch verbatim in a hurry. I might have been unlcky but doesn't fill me with confidence.
25MB/s write speed (poo)
Oh why is it there is always a deal just after I buy! Heat added
Totally agree £62 is on the overpriced side
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01EZ0X55C ? The 256GB model is overpriced, though.
That's what she said
good price just need a good pendrive. thanks
Guessing this cheap and no mention of speeds means it's painfully slow..? edit: Actually, might not be that bad (if this is the same drive).. 84/28mb r/w: review Though unsurprisingly seems to trade off sequential r/w for poorer smaller (eg 4k) sized reads/writes
steady, the mo ds will delete anything vaguely comical and off topic...it's not tiresome at all......and to keep this on topic, great memory, buy it now.
I'm fine with Sandisk too, but not the thumb drive ones. The one I had was getting really hot, so I've got the new model, plastic one. I don't think they did anything with the heating issue, they Prob ably changed it to plastic, so you don't feel it is that hot. It works ok so far, but I only have a 32gb one, I don't trust it enough to get a larger capacity. I've never tried Integral, but their price is attractive. I have different brands, there is only the Sandisk that gets hot and a very slow Kingston I hate with passion. The rest are ok, but Lexar and Samsung are the ones I feel are most reliable. Saying this, my Samsung sd card in my phone let me down...
We need someone to CrystalDisk it! 100MB/s on a tiny stick would be pretty awesome.
That's for lower capacity (64GB), if you check the datasheet at the bottom of the description.
Amazon is stating write speed of 30 MB/s?
Could do with one of these as well
Cheap as chips, man
Bargain and hot!
Yes, extremely slow. I have a reputation for shouting about slow write speeds. BUT. If you use it as a Windows install stick for admin type stuff, you rarely have to write to it anyway beyond the first time. I preferred the older editions of this model that were 1. Faster and 2. Bouncy Rubber.
Whilst it isn't the fastest it is reliable and solid I've had a few of these for years and have never had any issues. They're really dependable.
I have one of these, it's not particularly slow compared to some, it's certainly not fast though. As a stick it's got a nice design and quality feel to it and being Kingston it should be half decent. I do have a problem with the write speeds spiking but averaged out it's about what you'd expect (8-10MB/s last time I looked).
(I have a 32GB DataTraveler 100 stick and I get about 12MB write, 70MB read)
anyone have one of these and able to run a h2testw benchmark on it? The marketing figures I suspect are nonsense: "Max Sequential Read (CDM) : Up to 100MB/s Max Sequential Write (CDM) : Up to 10MB/s"
Thanks for the heads up, I changed the link so that can be seen. Cheerz (y)
Thanks, Op! Ordered!! (You have to look at the 'Other Sellers' list on thr right hand side to get this price.) I also had a £1 credit for having my last delivery as non-rush, so even better for me!! (highfive)
The DataTraveler 100 G3 i bought writes at 8mbs. Reviews on Amazon a bit mixed for this drive.
"Max Sequential Write Speed up to 20MB/s (on 3.1 port) Max Sequential Read Speedup to 80MB/s (on 3.1 port) " Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this really really poor? This one is: "Its read speed is several times faster than its write speed. As measured under Linux the speeds are 174MB/s reading and 27.6 MB/s writing."
Heat. Also this https://www.amazon.co.uk/Kingston-DT100G3-32GB-DataTraveler-Flash/dp/B00C5K8E1A/ref=mp_s_a_1_6?dchild=1&keywords=usb+3.1&qid=1594424202&sr=8-6
Mine worked with my 6s and 8. And still works with my 11 and the wife’s SE (plus the usual iPads)
That's interesting, thanks for the info. I have read claims that it doesn't work with the iPhone X and the ad didn't claim compatibility with anything after 6s. I will give it a try then. Thank again.
https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/usb-64gb-storage-total-size.1776168/ It's nothing to do with an OS
64 Why 59? It’s not iPhone or iPad.
This changed with iOS 13, you can now transfer all kinds of files in the Files app https://www.howtogeek.com/441765/how-to-copy-and-backup-files-to-external-storage-on-iphone-and-ipad/