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[Walmart] BlackWeb 16GB USB3 Flash Drive - $4.88 (In-Store Ontario/Quebec)

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[Walmart] BlackWeb 16GB USB3 Flash Drive - $4.88 (In-Store Ontario/Quebec)

Update: August 16th 2017

Deal appears AGAIN in this weeks flyer Aug 17, 2017 - Wed, Aug 23, 2017.

Update: August 9th 2017

Deal appears to be in this weeks flyer again Aug 10, 2017 - Wed, Aug 16, 2017 for Ontario at least.

Update: August 3rd 2017

Deal was in last week's flyer (July 27th to August 2nd) so deal might be expired now? Unless they never changed the price.

flyer12 also found it online for the same price: https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/blackweb-b ... 0197212832

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Walmart flyer for Ontario & Quebec has BlackWeb USB3 16GB drives for $4.88.

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I picked up a couple. The construction is pretty cheap, and the pullout tab isn't super stable, seems to be pushed up, unless you hold it when plugging in. But at least the USB connector is metal unlike some really cheap ones which use plastic. Has a very faint red LED indicator.

I moved a bunch of files onto it, and saw 20-24 MB/s write speed, I would say 21 MB/s seemed rather stable. But this speed will depend heavily on many factors. Available capacity is 14.6GB, would probably take 11-12 minutes to fill up at such speeds.

CrystalDiskMark benchmark:
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Might be worth it to pickup for $5, if you need to move some files around or extra non-critical backup. Don't expect anything too good at this price, temp storage at best.

I grabbed the last 2 at Keele/Lawrence location.

If anyone has experience with these USB drives let us know any more details.
Last edited by zentro on Jul 27th, 2017 8:28 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Decent deal but great post -- general info, personal assessment, even benchmarking, and closing recommendation!!
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zentro wrote:
Jul 27th, 2017 8:28 pm

I picked up a couple. The construction is pretty cheap, and the pullout tab isn't super stable, seems to be pushed up, unless you hold it when plugging in. But at least the USB connector is metal unlike some really cheap ones which use plastic. Has a very faint red LED indicator.
The cheapest construction quality I have seen is on Gigastone thumbdrives from the Source. The USB plug is plastic (not metal) and there is no LED.
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Got the last one from the Aurora store this afternoon.
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Serial number would indicate 128Gb.
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I will see which one it is when I receive it. If it's the 32gb instead of the 128gb one, I'll return it.
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Went to the store and picked up 2,
the 8gb version is selling at 9.98Smiling Face With Open Mouth
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FrostyWinnipeg wrote:
Jul 31st, 2017 6:11 pm
Picked up 2 and guess what was on sale for $18.88? Yep. the 32GB.

http://i.imgur.com/QKz7KTM.jpg
Hmm, per GB that's not as good as 2 x 16GB ($4.88 X 2 = $9.76

I've only bought regular USB 2/3 sticks until now, but I saw tiny Blackweb flash drives with 32GB and more, that had USB C plugs on one end, and USB 2/3 on the other.
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My local Walmart had an empty display rod with a tag above it that read "$4.88 BW32GBUSB3" Sold out, I thought! Then 5 feet to the left was another display with approx. 15 packs of BlackWeb 32GB drives, but with a different UPC code. The one I got is 04272 75124 6

I wonder if the other was different or better somehow.
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George1616 wrote:
Jul 31st, 2017 9:43 am
I will see which one it is when I receive it. If it's the 32gb instead of the 128gb one, I'll return it.
Me too. The Walmart website messed it up. They also list the 32Gb Blackweb one at $54.88 but the specs are clearly for the 128gb so they got the models number reversed.
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/blackweb-b ... 0196983333

Let's hope the order people go by the model number and send out the 128gb instead of the 32gb at $18.88!
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RSole wrote:
Jul 31st, 2017 9:03 pm
Hmm, per GB that's not as good as 2 x 16GB ($4.88 X 2 = $9.76
The point I was trying to make was the 128gb on sale for 18,88 really is the 32gb.

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