In the catalogue drop I received today.
Limit of 5 per customer.
Sweet, perfect for burning different Linux distributions on those.
Can't agree more…This can be used as Windows, Linux, Mac installation or bootable ESXi startup disk…
My Toshiba 4GB stick from HN couple I purchased years ago still going strong for my home ESXi box… I am building another test server at the moment…
No upvote because too expensive then? :P
I forgot it…. :-)
Oh yeah. This usb was my os x boot disk earlier this year while travelling. Luckily didn't have to use it.
Perfect for burning to keep warm.
All the Toshibas I have tried had the worst write speeds…but if that's not an issue, they're cheap. Kind of disappointing from the inventor of flash memory though.
I've noticed that as well.
But they are not the worst - we can't argue too much about it as they are soooo cheap. It also seems more durable than some of the unknown brands…
If anyone have a bit of soldering skills, maybe we can combine 2 of the flash chips in one drive to have dual channel read/write - just for fun :-)
For sustained speeds I'm getting 22MB/s reads and 11MB/s writes. Not too bad for a cheap USB.
Might get a couple while i pick up some 5 cent notebooks.
These should be fine to load up with songs and plug into my new Kenwood car head unit and play via USB, yeah?
It makes you wonder what they cost to dock. Lol after shipping ect they must be purchased very cheaply to do this price.
They're old USB2 drives.. At this stage I'd be buying them as disposable units to give away content to people at conferences etc. Unless you're using something old that only supports USB2, USB3 became the standard some time ago.
At 8gig its not so important anyway. I was mostly bringing up that these likely cost them 50cents or something crazy to the aus docks.
For shits and giggles at that price I'd tie them together in a USB hub, and ZFS RAID them in a Raspberry PI with FreeBSD. :P
And you'd still get some smartarse come along and tell you RAID IS NOT A BACKUP!
Raid is not a backup. lol
correct me if im wrong but i just opened link and its 8 dollars each
Available from 29/12/16.
Available from 29/12/16.
Im getting that too…is there a start date in the catalogue?
went to a nearby officeworks and they dont have it in the shelves yet. was told to comeback tomorrow. doing just that and getting more 5 cent notebooks for my nephews and nieces.
I still have my 128mb usb drive from 15 years ago… back then it cost me $150 :/
I can go one better than that: I have a still-working 16Mbyte USB, a promotional one sold by Gamedude computers. And a 4Mbyte CF card from my first digital camera. All but useless today, maybe I'll show them to my grandkids.
They are all durable SLC chip…
I kid you not. I have an 8mb usb key from IBM.
My first was 32mb. I remembe taking it to school and people being so confused/amazed that it could store the equivalent of 30 floppy discs. Dam I'm old.
Does it look something like this? IBM DiskOnKey
First commercial flash drive, quite collectible and worth some $$$
Yep. It's the disk on key. It's different from today's flash cards. It glows and breathes when it lights up. Any idea how much it's worth now ? I still have the original box it came in too lol
@supnigs: recently sold on ebay.. not sure about the price, maybe someone here can find out for you..
@JY1: yeah. Price is hidden. I rememberit was only available with think pad purchases or something. Will find it and see if it still works. Thanks!
Plenty of stock at North Sydney this morning, online reflects the start of the sale at $2.50 ea with a limit of 5 per person this morning too! Thanks behaji!
Hehe, $26 for delivery (10Km from store).. I guess this is pickup only..
Got 2 .. thx
Stick looks r shit but capacity is 8 gig :)
Ordered 5 online. Went in store and raided another 20 :)
Thanks OP! I use these cheap drives all the time as giveaways.
thought the was a 5 item limit? but since the 5 cent notebooks had a 30 item limit and I got like 90 of them already. I guess why not more usb sticks. sure.
There were no signs in-store :)
There wasn't one either in store for the 5 cent notebooks. So I'm going back for more.
Does say the item limits in the website however.
Officeworks also had 5x16GB Emtec usb2 drives for $27 in store. More $$ but twice the storage…
Thought they have the 3x16gb for $15?
thanks for that. might get this instead.
How fast is the emtec?
Thats bloody cheap
its amazing how many people are too cheap to even buy one of these and think their storage will stay for 5-8 years fine with no backup
Seems odd that anyone's still making USB2.0 stuff.
because usb 3 memory stick cost more and do not go any faster on a usb2 port. which sadly still exist in a lot of computers around.
I'm getting sick of "lending" out my good USBs and have been waiting for a bargain so I can stockpile some disposable ones. Also, great for creating bootable images.
Creating bootable images is what i want them for also.
Picked up a few. Seems to be plenty of stock in-store.
Large files write to the stick at just under 10MB/s, according to Windows. I was expecting around 3-5MB/s to be honest, because that's exactly what my experience was with this other (very bad) Toshiba: http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/toshiba-8gb... (that Toshiba also forces you to put the cap back on only 1 way…so much for convenient design…).
So this one's a lot better than I thought it would be (& includes a sane symmetrical cap design). Still not exactly winning any speed awards, but livable for the price. A red LED shows drive activity.
It's up online now as well - http://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/toshiba-8gb...
Grabbed some yesterday, thanks OP. Also found what is probably the last 250GB Samsung external SSD in the country, labelled at $90, scanned at $75!
Got 2 ta op
Quick HD Tune for those curious of performance:
Ended up going back and grabbing ~20 of the suckers. :P
Just did CrystalDiskMark
You may find the Emtec 5x16GB pack to be of better value. Stocks seem to be much lower though and store dependent.
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