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  • Started 6 years ago by jmcguire
  • Latest reply from ScottW
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jmcguire
Posts: 552

I was just hoping to get some opinions on the following flash drives:
http://www.buy.com/retail/Prod.....204561465#
http://www.newegg.com/Product/.....6820178195
http://www.clubit.com/product_.....=CA4394880

If anyone recommends a certain one, or recommends against a certain one.

Thanks in advance.

Posted 6 years ago
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whs
Posts: 17584

Well, there are 2 aspects
1. the make, I would only buy a well known make like PNY, San Disk, Kingston, etc.
2. the speed, I would not buy a stick that cannot at least write at 10 MB/s and read at 25 MB/sec. There are many that are in the 3 to 6 range but that is far too slow for an 8GB stick.

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jmcguire
Posts: 552

I know this is a very old post, but I ended up getting this one last week:
http://www.buy.com/prod/kingst.....47911.html

It was at a cheap price, especially with Google Checkout, I couldn't find a read/write speed, but all the reviews I read were good. People said it was comparable to other drives, the only problem was it was not ReadyBoost capable, but I have XP. I figured $20 was a good price even for the size. It seems just as fast as my only PNY 1GB. The only thing I have a complaint with, is the cap comes off easy.

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whs
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In the specs I read it says 3MB write and 6MB read. But if you are happy, that all that matters. If the cap is metal, bend it a little to fit more tightly - but just a little.

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Lighthouse
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It is more likely to be MBs not GBs :)

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whs
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Of course, already corrected. I always think BIG -lol.

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jmcguire
Posts: 552

Just curious, where did you find the read and write speeds?

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whs
Posts: 17584

On the website of the German mail order house ALTERNATE. http://www.alternate.de/html/p.....USB-Sticks
You have to click on "Details".

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ScottW
Posts: 6609

This article from Ed Bott is pretty old, but it's full of great information such as how to read the results of Vista's speed test on your flash drive to see if it can handle ReadyBoost. Also, there is a link to a database of flash drives that are ReadyBoost compatible.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Bott/?p=186

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