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[Staples] 32Gb ScanDisk flash memory 6.49$

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[Staples] 32Gb ScanDisk flash memory 6.49$

Just got this deal in my email saying: DEAL OF THE WEEK

Limited quantity, while supplies last.
Last edited by Knock2 on Sep 6th, 2019 3:53 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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It's cheap, good deal if you just need 32 Gbytes of storage for something. SanDisk doesn't bother giving a speed specification, and apparently nobody has ever bothered to test it that I can find online, so it's probably pig slow, round about 5-10 Mbytes/sec. You'll not only be able to go for coffee while filling it up, you'll be able to go for coffee in Brazil. But let's be honest, having a USB 3.0 interface doesn't make a slow cheap USB memory stick fast - there are plenty of USB 3.0 models no faster than USB 2.0.
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Helps if you put the price in the title so I don't have to click through to see the price.
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For some reason I read the title thinking SD card... but I do have an Android TV box that doesn't seem to like USB 3.0 flash drives, so this would be perfect for that scenario. Thanks OP!
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yuprules wrote:
Sep 6th, 2019 3:44 pm
Helps if you put the price in the title so I don't have to click through to see the price.
Done!
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Unfortunately it's OOS for pickup and for free shipping I need to order 6.
But price is good...
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I still buy it thanks
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Scote64 wrote:
Sep 6th, 2019 3:36 pm
It's cheap, good deal if you just need 32 Gbytes of storage for something. SanDisk doesn't bother giving a speed specification, and apparently nobody has ever bothered to test it that I can find online, so it's probably pig slow, round about 5-10 Mbytes/sec. You'll not only be able to go for coffee while filling it up, you'll be able to go for coffee in Brazil. But let's be honest, having a USB 3.0 interface doesn't make a slow cheap USB memory stick fast - there are plenty of USB 3.0 models no faster than USB 2.0.
That's why I have a few 16Gb and 32GB USB sticks sitting around - they are painfully slow to fill so I don't even bother using them. might be OK for the odd DOC, EXCEL PDF files, but to fill it with 32GB will take maybe an hour...

I recommend using a cheap 120GB SSD for as low as $25 and use an external enclosure for $10 ... price would be just marginally more per GB and you won't have to wait around for moving larger files.
eg. 4x 32GB = 128Gb
4x $6.50 = $26 (almost the same price as 120GB SSD)

However, you can't compare the portability issue, I agree, but depending on your needs...

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