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[Staples] Kingston DataTraveler 50 USB 3.1 Flash Drive 16GB/64GB | $5.99/$12.99 | FS

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[Staples] Kingston DataTraveler 50 USB 3.1 Flash Drive 16GB/64GB | $5.99/$12.99 | FS

16GB @ $5.99: https://www.staples.ca/products/2625538 ... c-u1n16-2v
64GB @ $12.99: https://www.staples.ca/products/2625540 ... c-u1n64-2v

Seem like a decent price for USB 3.1 flash drives IMO.
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30MB/s read, 5MB/s write for 16GB
110MB/s read, 15MB/s write for 32GB and above
Well......at least the 110MB/S reading is not too bad.
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archon6784 wrote: 30MB/s read, 5MB/s write for 16GB
110MB/s read, 15MB/s write for 32GB and above
Well......at least the 110MB/S reading is not too bad.
very important info, The price of an usb key is proportionnal to it's writing speed. 5Mb write speed is terrible I have an USB2.0 key that write at 25mb, it from 2009 !

Transfering 16 gB at 5mb secs, would take about 5 hours !
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elgros4 wrote: very important info, The price of an usb key is proportionnal to it's writing speed. 5Mb write speed is terrible I have an USB2.0 key that write at 25mb, it from 2009 !

Transfering 16 gB at 5mb secs, would take about 5 hours !
16000 MB / 5 (MB/S) / 60 = 53 minutes.
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Are these better than the DataTraveler 100 G3? I just bought a 128gb with sliding design from Canada Computers for $19.99, says USB 3.1 etc.

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For reference. Just curious which is better? I don't know how good the sliding design is. Just needed a new drive and this was $19.99 for 128gb. Any advice would be helpful. Have yet to open it.
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Ron wrote: 16000 MB / 5 (MB/S) / 60 = 53 minutes.
That the math for a single file at the top of the theory speed. try it with many jpegs, you will see.
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Harold91 wrote: Are these better than the DataTraveler 100 G3? I just bought a 128gb with sliding design from Canada Computers for $19.99, says USB 3.1 etc.

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For reference. Just curious which is better? I don't know how good the sliding design is. Just needed a new drive and this was $19.99 for 128gb. Any advice would be helpful. Have yet to open it.
Had one before, think it was 32GB model. Reading goes 100MB/S something, but writing was 20MB/S ~ish.
Not sure if 128GB ones are getting better writing speed.
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I bought the 16GB version 2-yrs ago, and it works but the metal housing gets warm/hot - even when not accessing the drive - leaving it plugged in.

Not sure if this is defective or not, but I've read similar posts on the internet regarding usb thumb drives with metal housing.

Also, the plastic endpiece looks like it lights up, but it doesn't. no led indicator. I like this feature offered on some drives, but getting harder to find nowadways
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Harold91 wrote: Are these better than the DataTraveler 100 G3? I just bought a 128gb with sliding design from Canada Computers for $19.99, says USB 3.1 etc.

Image

For reference. Just curious which is better? I don't know how good the sliding design is. Just needed a new drive and this was $19.99 for 128gb. Any advice would be helpful. Have yet to open it.
I like this design most. I don't like caps, because I keep losing it and I hate the transcend sliding design. But this one is a more sturdy sliding design.
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frugal69 wrote: I bought the 16GB version 2-yrs ago, and it works but the metal housing gets warm/hot - even when not accessing the drive - leaving it plugged in.

Not sure if this is defective or not, but I've read similar posts on the internet regarding usb thumb drives with metal housing.

Also, the plastic endpiece looks like it lights up, but it doesn't. no led indicator. I like this feature offered on some drives, but getting harder to find nowadways
You’d rather have plastic housing to further insulate the heat onto the dram chips?
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darksideleader wrote: You’d rather have plastic housing to further insulate the heat onto the dram chips?
Yes, like a Fire TV 4k stick... heatsink inside, plastic outside. cooler to the touch... and usb thumb drives get a lot of inserting / removing.
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elgros4 wrote: That the math for a single file at the top of the theory speed. try it with many jpegs, you will see.
Why is copying so much slower with smaller files? Thinking Face

Any ways to speed it up or what specs for a usb should we look for if we usually hv small files to copy?

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