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[The Source] Nexxtech 128GB USB 2.0 Thumb Drive $29.99

First time poster so please be gentle.
USB 2.0 but seems like a good price.
Great for storing all your photos, videos, documents and music. If your computer only has USB 2.0 so there is no need to purchase a more expensive Thumb Drive with USB 3.0.
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The Sandisk 128GB USB 3.0 stick for the same price at Costco would be a better deal IMO.
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bboy_skinnylegs wrote:
Aug 10th, 2017 11:14 am
The Sandisk 128GB USB 3.0 stick for the same price at Costco would be a better deal IMO.
Do you have a link for this USB?
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128 gig USB 2 will take a lifetime and a half to fill. Surely this stock is well past its best before date.
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These Nexxtech drives are horrible - slow to load + for some odd reason can not be read by some media players (and no it's not a formatting issue).
There are better deals on thumbdrives elsewhere.
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will888 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2017 10:41 pm
128 gig USB 2 will take a lifetime and a half to fill.
... because the first thing everyone does, after buying a flash drive, is to fill it to capacity immediately.

Having said that, I would wait for something better :) .
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rabbit wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 2:44 am
... because the first thing everyone does, after buying a flash drive, is to fill it to capacity immediately.

Having said that, I would wait for something better :) .
Lol but can you imagine how long it'll take loading up even a few movies.
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bboy_skinnylegs wrote:
Aug 10th, 2017 11:14 am
The Sandisk 128GB USB 3.0 stick for the same price at Costco would be a better deal IMO.
Never seen this at costco in Ajax, Markham or scarborough. What warehouse and do u have pics?
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covabwoy wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 7:48 am
Never seen this at costco in Ajax, Markham or scarborough. What warehouse and do u have pics?
I'm pretty sure I've seen it at the Markham/RHill and Downsview Costco. I'm assuing they all sell it.
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will888 wrote:
Aug 10th, 2017 10:41 pm
128 gig USB 2 will take a lifetime and a half to fill. Surely this stock is well past its best before date.

Calculate how long it takes to transfer 128 GB of data over USB : Result for USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s): 00h:36m:24s:533ms
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ancodia wrote:
Aug 12th, 2017 9:03 am
Calculate how long it takes to transfer 128 GB of data over USB : Result for USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/s): 00h:36m:24s:533ms
In my experience you can only achieve about half of the maximum transfer rate for USB 2, so it would be double that. But, of course, you're assuming this flash drive can max out the bus. It would probably not even come close, especially on writes, so multiply your number by 5 or 6 and you'll probably get close to the right number. Assuming we're talking about writing multi-GB files only. Smaller files will be slower still. Regardless, we're talking an overnight writing session at most if you want to fill this drive with movies immediately after buying it. I expect very few people would use a 128 GB flash drive for such purposes, however, so regardless of the actual transfer speed the argument that USB 2 is too slow to be useful is pretty silly.

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