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Samsung BAR Plus USB 3.1 300MB/s 128GB $19 or 64GB $9 C&C / + Delivery @ Bing Lee

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Greetings everyone, spotted this price drop and seems like a great price on this USB drive. I believe this is the cheapest I've seen on this so far.

Available on both the Bing Lee website and via their eBay Store. eBay Plus members can get free delivery on the 128GB drive, get in quick as there's only about 60 in stock.

$6 flat delivery costs otherwise via their main website.

64GB Drive for $9 Here

64GB eBay Listing Here - NOTE: This does not have free eBay plus delivery as it’s under $15.


Specifications

  • Up to 300MB/s read Speed
  • Speed in style
  • Reliability
  • Waterproof
  • Rapid mode
  • USB 3.1 Flash Drive

As always, enjoy :)

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  • +9 votes

    The write speed on these sucks. But hey, I have a spare $20.

    • +8 votes

      What's the write speed? If read is 300 surely write can't be less than 100
      Edit
      According to Amazon reviews about 35 MBps write speed but even then very unreliable. Don't get if you plan to write often.

      • +4 votes

        I was under the same assumption and purchased it 2 years ago and soon returned it due to the slow write speed.

        • -9 votes

          So you assume 2 yrs later this is still the same drive? 2 yrs times is about 2-4 generation different for IT stuff.

      • +5 votes

        It's sadly extremely common with USB flash drives.
        It's hard to find one without completely abysmal 4k write speeds in particular.
        It's weird because you'd easily get faster write speeds by putting a standard microSD into a USB card reader so i don't know where they're getting flash chips this slow.

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          SD card is tend for recording most so optimize for writing speed or mix use, USB flash drive is tend for reading most so optimize for reading speed. Of cause highend drive can perform much better, but rarelly needed especially it's most 32gb 64gb capacity only. For faster write speed, user opt for SSD drive not USB flash.

        • +1 vote

          This is something I'm wondering too. I have two 128GB HP x702w from late 2014 for USD$35, even now they can deliver over 80MB/s w very stably. Sadly none of my newer thumb drives get even close to that speed, even newer model from HP, such as x730w.

      • +2 votes

        Not bad on the 1st test: 122370 MByte tested (without errors).
        Writing speed: 61.5 MByte/s
        Reading speed: 288 MByte/s
        H2testw v1.4

        • +2 votes

          Try copy a large file, e.g. 40GB into it, you'll see how it performs. It dropped to below 30MB/s in my case. Not too bad in comparison with other thumb drives I have.

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            @cliffj: Even a large amount (40gb of mixed files) only hit a max of 34MB/s on the one I just bought…feels quite warm too!

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              @Ben Kenobi: Yep, your result is very similar to mine. I don't really see how come he could get 60+MB/s write.

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      Spec from samsung:

      "Up to 300MB/s read speed for USB 3.0, write speed is lower than read speed. *Actual speed may vary by host device and actual usage conditions."

      WTF…..

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      Sure the heck of a lot better than any USB 2.0 flash drive could perform at.

      • +1 vote

        The write speed on these is actually pretty similar to a USB2 flash drive, read speed is much better though.

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      Depends what you're writing to it? If you transfer one large file I'm sure you'll get a fast speed, as opposed to a hundred very small files.

      • +2 votes

        Copied a huge movie file over, and that's about the speed I got.

        • +1 vote

          Used it to back up a huge folder and although I got great speeds at the start, around the middle it fell to something stupid slow and it took an hour or so to finish.

          • +1 vote

            @Manly Black: Was these huge folders with lots of files. Because after a while that will sure cause the sustained write speeds to be extremely poor. Flash drives are cache-less NAND. The same happens with any flash storage based device without a cache. You watch it also happen to an SSD without NAND cache.

      • -1 vote

        Nope, it depends on how much data you are copying onto it. If it's only a few hundred MBs, it could be fast as a result of caching.

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    These are great. They are so handy to have on your keys.

  • +1 vote

    For its price tag, this Samsung Bar's writing speed is way faster than other brands, the best you can get. And for the need for writing speed, 128gb is so little so you will never worry about the time. I use it everyday and use move than a dozen of it. Only one catch of this USB drive

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      Bought 6. The only catch of this drive is you must stop it from Windows before unplug it, otherwise it will be killed if any program sill accessing it. I lost 3 drives because of this.

      • +5 votes

        Is this still a thing? Have not done this way for years

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          It's my understanding that NTFS formatted drives may still pose a problem, something to do with the journalling.

          For FAT32 you're cleared to proceed, provided there's nothing accessing the card at the time (as the OP suggests was the case)… Though I'm not sure i'd see drive destruction under every circumstance - Maybe some defective data, potentially a cactus FAT, but not physically dead

      • +2 votes

        Maybe they are not completely dead, just corrupted and Windows doesn't bother to load it up.
        Happened to me once, I just booted up a live Linux distro called "GParted" (no installation to your PC needed, just boot it from a separate USB drive), and completely format the USB drive you apparently "killed". All data got lost, but atleast the drive is still working to this day!

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          It's killed so not detected in device manager, not corrupted partition or so. I believe it's the cell which hold the drive information has problem. Will try Ubuntu when I have the time.

      • +2 votes

        Use diskpart to fix that problem

        Open an elevated command prompt
        type 'diskpart' & hit enter
        type list disk & hit enter

        and it brings up a list of all the drives on your comp,
        if you don't know which is your USB drive, go to
        Disk Management to find your disk

        Then type 'select disk x' (where x is the number of your drive)
        and hit enter, and it will say disk 'x' is now the selected disk
        now type 'clean' & hit enter.
        Make sure you have the right disk as you won't be able to get the data back
        then type 'exit' & enter a few times until the window closes.
        If you really want to make sure you can't get the data back off the drive type in 'clean all', but beware, it will take a hell of a long time to finish.

        Once you are out of the diskpart window, go into 'disk management' to initialise the USB stick, so you can use it. easy eh :p

    • +4 votes

      LOL - a 128GB drive will take over an hour to fill up at ~30MBps.

      IMHO the minimum usable write speed for a drive over 32GB is 100MBps.

      • -5 votes

        none sense. beside 30MBps is not the speed for large chunks of files copying, you sure know not much about it.

        • +5 votes

          but he can spell

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    They ran out of stock already for 128GB… I guess I don't need it after all (I prefer ones with both usb A and usb C connector anyway, like sandisk's ones)

  • +1 vote

    Restocked! Sweet bought one on the ebay store with free shipping

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      Thanks Gordon.. bought one.. !!

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    Cheers OP, grabbed 2 x 128gb. Got a store close by so opted for free C&C :)

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    Both in stock at my local BingLee Store
    Have been using these for years, very reliable and durable.
    They tend to get hot but that doesn't affect performance, they write fast enough for my purposes.
    Totally recommend these.

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    Has anyone successfully done a price beat at JB Hi-Fi or Harvey Norman in Melbourne before?

    • +1 vote

      just did it, placed an order via their Sales helpline, C&C and now ready for pickup in VIC store (JB)

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    which one of you bought 20 units at 12:12?

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      An OzBargain hunter :)

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    Thanks will go great with my Tesla Model 3 for Sentry Mode

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    $6 delivery for me, got 2

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    Is this okay for Windows installation. A spare laptop I have had hard drive corrupted recently so with a usb I can atleast use it as second screen.

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    Got one of these for my rekordbox library to use on CDJ's. Works well

  • +1 vote
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      $18 delievery though fee

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    I got a 64 and a 128
    on Bing, thanks.

    Also, mobile checkout can be a little buggy, switch to desktop mode you're using a phone.

  • +3 votes

    Why do we have posts like this? I thought this site was for ring sizing kits

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    128gb now on check availability instead of add to cart

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    Excellent find, thanks OP :)