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[Canada Computers] LEXAR JumpDrive USB 3.0/128GB/$12.99

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[Canada Computers] LEXAR JumpDrive USB 3.0/128GB/$12.99

Edit: apparently the amazon ones could be fake, so i changed the thread to be a Canada Computers deal.

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=11_180_181&item_id=188363

https://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=11_180_181&item_id=188363

They can be used for anything but one of them is: say, if you have a 128GB Ultrabook , but you buy a new gaming laptop, wouldn't you want to migrate seamlessly, i.e., that word document on desktop will still be there when you turn on the new laptop? well, just use the 128 USB to CLONE your ultrabook's harddrive as a whole (you are responsible for researching on how to do this on your own), and then clone the USB onto your new gaming laptop.
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The reviews say that theyre not genuine SanDisk products, sounds like cheap chinese clones being tossed into the mix,
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Not sold by Amazon. High risk of crappy chinese knockoffs.
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Badder wrote: Not sold by Amazon. High risk of crappy chinese knockoffs.
If you click on Other Sellers Amazon sells them for almost the same price.
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DON'T BUY. I just bought 2 from Canada Computers store in Montreal. They are even slower than USB 2.0 let alone USB 3.0. I'am getting less than 15 MB/s write. Tried different file sizes and it's always slow whether it's formatted NTFS or exFAT.
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Slow garbage drives.

You mean well OP, but it was criminal of manufacturers to normalize slow failure prone USB keys.

Here's my approved list, gents:
1) Sandisk Extreme PRO USB 3.2
2) Corsair Flash Voyager GTX USB
3) Arcanite USB
4) Patriot Supersonic Rage Elite USB
5) Samsung BAR Plus USB

The Samsung is on sale for $50 for the 256GB model.
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Agreed, these Lexar jump drives are garbage. It's an attractive price for the storage size, but the write performance is pitiful, writes a bit, then pauses to clear it's cache, then repeats. Literally garbage.
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I've used a similar Lexar, S75 I believe. Very slow writes, you get what you pay for.
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I had the 64GB version of this ADATA, it lost half of the capacity now. But still working.
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Badder wrote: Not sold by Amazon. High risk of crappy chinese knockoffs.
Exactly ! Amazon will not sell knock off
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the company is now owned by some chinese company, using flash ram made by another chinese company. Isnt owned by the Americans anymore.
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evilYoda wrote: the company is now owned by some chinese company, using flash ram made by another chinese company.
QA / QC isn't quite there in China, but they're making rapid advances.
Isnt owned by the Americans anymore.
The difference between American-owned Chinese production and Chinese-owned Chinese-production is this QC/QA gap. Companies like Xiaomi are closing that gap rapidly, but it's still there.

Thanks for the input.
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evilYoda wrote: the company is now owned by some chinese company, using flash ram made by another chinese company. Isnt owned by the Americans anymore.
On June 26, 2017, Micron had announced that they will shutter the Lexar retail brand
https://www.micron.com/about/blog/2017/ ... l-business

On August 31, 2017, the Lexar brand and trademark rights were acquired by Longsys, a Shenzhen, China-based flash memory company.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170901160 ... solutions/

Founded in 1998 and having over 500 patents, ShenZhen Longsys Electronics Co ., Ltd is a Chinese company which designs NAND flash based products and modules for various embedded markets including the industrial market, mobile storage, wireless storage, smart payment cards, and IOT.
https://www.longsys.com/corporate-information.asp
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Dhanushan wrote: On June 26, 2017, Micron had announced that they will shutter the Lexar retail brand
https://www.micron.com/about/blog/2017/ ... l-business

On August 31, 2017, the Lexar brand and trademark rights were acquired by Longsys, a Shenzhen, China-based flash memory company.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170901160 ... solutions/

Founded in 1998 and having over 500 patents, ShenZhen Longsys Electronics Co ., Ltd is a Chinese company which designs NAND flash based products and modules for various embedded markets including the industrial market, mobile storage, wireless storage, smart payment cards, and IOT.
https://www.longsys.com/
It sounds impressive, but knowing a little something about culturally Chinese dealings, there are middle men greased along the chain often at the expense of end-product quality. This is true across broader Asia, but China is unique in that it's rapidly improving it's business culture.

Rest assured, in a relatively short period of time, you will start to see Chinese owned and operated firms dominate the marketing landscape in North America. It's already happening, but it will take relatively few years rather than decades.
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Bought and confirm it's slow average write 15MB/s. Writes, pauses,
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Sprite_TM wrote: Bought and confirm it's slow average write 15MB/s. Writes, pauses,
It's missing a proper cache. It's operating like the thumbdrives from sandisk that lacks a proper cache system because of the small size required, except in this case this is a usb stick and is large enough to contain the proper parts.

What a POS this is.
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I got a 5$ credit at CC I need to use before August, for 8$ I'll bite

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