Yeah, it's worth it if you're scalping Amazon for a living. Otherwise, just get the free 3% card, or stake just a little for the 5%.
I like Plutus, but you need to invest a lot of money in their coins to get 9%.
@￼ShakriShikri wrote: Are mechanical drives more reliable and longer life than SSDs or can that be put to bed? HDD were never more reliable that SSD. The average HDD will fail between 3-8 years. SSD usually offer a warranty of 5 years and 500-600 TBW (so for a 1Tb drive been complete written 600 times). They also indicate a reliability of millons of hours, samsung Evo states 1.5 millions hours; that’s over 170 years
My favourite is Plutus + Curve. 9% cashback and 0 fx fees.
Halifax Clarity, for example, don't add foreign exchange fees between € and £, so it's that . Check out Money Saving Expert :) Are mechanical drives more reliable and longer life than SSDs or can that be put to bed?
They may have been testing that on USB 2.0 if they only got 40MB/s read, as I have tested a number of drives and that's the max that I get at on read speeds. Change to USB 3.0 and they'd see a massive difference in read speeds. Still writes are slow and USB 3.0 won't make too much difference to that.
The same also on ebay/my memory for £10.99 (save you looking) but still useful if you are already set up for ebay? ie no card to hand. click and its done.
Many of the metal cases Sandisk drives run hot these days. I’ve a combination USBC-USBA that gets toasty in use. I assume the plastic ones get hot, but the plastics better at insulation and keeps thd heat inside, which may actually be worse for the drive…
I hear what you say but I don’t think there is a real issue with the number of ‘writes’ when you are talking about a drive without moving parts. Yes in the traditional platter mounted HDD days I would be a little concerned about a refurbished product, had the drive been damaged etc but i have Sandisk flash drives I have used for 15 years without issue. I tend not to use them now due to the speed of the tech but they still work. If I was using a drive for professional purposes I may be more wary, but if it was for professional purposes I’d be looking to spend professional kit money and not £9.98. When I was a wedding photographer I regularly spent more than £100 on an SD card as it was for professional use. I would also use two for built in redundancy in my camera. No one wants to lose a couples wedding photos. This isn’t for professional use in my opinion, for moving some files between home computers I think it’s worth a punt, and you know what if it miraculously fails to write in the warrant period I’ll send it back and buy you a pint with the proceeds (y)
If you look on Amazon lots of complaints of it getting hot. One of the reviewers ran a speed test on it and got "Sequential read 40MB/sec and write only 12.66 MB/sec". I'd also be concerned about buying a refurbished flash drive as they only have a limited number of writes they can take.
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31/05/2022Expires on 31/05/2022Posted 18th MayPosted 18th May
I bought this one https://www.mymemory.co.uk/kingston-128gb-canvas-select-plus-micro-sd-card-sdxc-sd-adapter-100mb-s.html
It was £10.20p or something. https://www.mymemory.co.uk/mymemory-128gb-v30-pro-micro-sd-card-sdxc-a1-uhs-1-u3-adapter-100mb-s.html?wgu=711_116019_16531550684762_8620a9d129&wgexpiry=1660931068&source=Webgains
Couldnt seem to find a 128 for a tenner. Care to share a link?
By the symbols on the card V30 would mean 30Mb/s write speed, so I am confused how it can be 90MB/s write speeds.... soon they' run out of space for all the new spec markers on these tiny cards...
My dji gov drone has a go at me for using any card less than this. I'm always buying these on sale, although I've just checked my stockpile of 6 64gb's and I'll hold off buying this one
I first used this type of device years ago when Lacie released a range of FireWire/USB portable hard disks. Used for work and it did ok. 5TB on the go storage isn't going to be cheap, last thing you want is for it to suffer shocks with your data on it. Could always get a drive enclosure and make your own, but you're not going to save any money, probably end up spending more.
Anyone used one of these before? I'm moving home soon and will be living in a Motorhome/similar so having something sturdy to throw a load of tv/films and pictures etc would be ideal, especially if it's rugged. Ideally wanted cloud storage, but quite expensive for a good size.
I guess the people that need this much storage.
Who uses hdd for travel....I would rather use usb stick and offload data to hdd when back. Ideally just use SSD if you can afford it.
These are horribly slow Not your luck, they're just simply bad.
I like the dual TYPE USB A,C connectors for increased functionality between devices. Multiple passes of CrystalDiskMark the flash memory on this is worse than my 6 year old USB i'm replacing. WRITE speeds vary from 18MBPS - 34MBPS. Realtime case files: mkv/MP4 files: 8MBPS READ speeds vary from 95-117MBPS Using test files ranging from 50MB-4gb speeds above retrospectively (lesser the file size greater the speed on the range). Tested using multiple ports and on a range of devices aggregated. Overall for me terrible luck with the silicon lottery. Probably should have read more into R/W capabilities before purchase; good thing was the price per GB was very competitive.
I've used the 256gb version almost daily for years between multiple devices and can't fault it. When transferring significantly large files it will heat up and slow down but that's to be expected at this price point. 100% recommend
The slider on the top gets loose, then the USB3 side disconnects from the main board. Still works out the case though, so I'm using it for long term doc storage (The keyring string thing is not included btw)
I can attest to the overheating and slowing down, hasn't fallen apart though
They definitely get hot under sustained read or write, my issue was caused in one case booting from a read only iso. In one case it was USB 2 port, so not even high speed. BUT I highly doubt a car stereo will be sustained enough to cause an issue to be honest, short bursts of a few megs here and there probably would be fine. I couldn't promise though.
Any recommendations for cooler/more reliable sticks? don't mind paying more
Do these get hot only when transferring data TO them or does this also happen when using it e.g. when plugged into the car TIA
Thanks, didn't see that one under the options. Did wonder why not - but wondering was as far as I went.
Even cheaper £19.98 at MyMemory, £13.95 for this 64gb version
Surely the 128GB version on Amazon for £20.99 is far better value: SanDisk Extreme Pro 128GB microSDXC
Is there much difference in performance between the extreme and the extreme pro cards? £5 difference, worth paying more?
Bit of both really, comparing like for like yes Sandy A2 vs Sammy A2, but not against generic class 2,6,10 etc
This site is about how cheap you can get a particular product for. Not how cheap you can get a similar product for. There might be people out there that only buy SanDisk products. So, telling them that a Samsung one is a better deal, doesn't really help. You should just post the Samsung deal
I've never used it with Time Machine. But, my one does get hot
I've looked at that one too and there's quite a few people noting it gets crazy hot. Also problems with Time Machine ..not that that would affect me
Keep in mind that if you regularly write a lot of data, that the performance tanks which you won't see with the Sandisk. Not important for most people though: "Crucial's X8 writes fast, and the 2TB model comes with a moderately-sized 280GB SLC cache. After writing to the device for roughly four and a half minutes, write performance plummeted from 1,050MBps down to an average of 180MBps."
That's a good price, Shame Amazon are now charging for credit
If you don't need the water & dust resistance, I would recommend this over the SanDisk... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08C3XVP2P/