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[VIC] Lexar 64GB M35 JumpDrive USB 3.0 Flash Drive $8 ($0 VIC C&C) + Payment Surcharge @ Centre Com

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$8 for 64gb, seems cheap enough for usb 3.0.

10c extra when you pay with credit/debit card or paypal.

Even cheaper than last time here:

https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/616394

Sold out for delivery. VIC C&C available.

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  • +1 vote

    is this a good deal?

      • +4 votes

        Don't think that guy complaining about hot metal understands what dissipation is.

        Copped two myself.

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          Lol what a dummy. He should feel how hot my Thunderbolt 3 NVMe SSD gets when it’s working hard, literally to hot to handle!

          • +10 votes

            @Mitch889: Unsure why that justifies calling him stupid. I've owned several flash drives and cannot recall any of them getting noticeably hot, except one from Aldi that quickly died. And just because a device gets hot and/or has a metal case, doesn't necessarily mean: a) it SHOULD be getting hot as part of its normal design, or b) that it is dissipating heat EFFECTIVELY.

            In fact as any technician will confirm, plenty of electronic devices EXPIRE when they get hot, or at least, too hot. So given flash drives do exist that don't get hot, and knowing excessive heat can kill electronic devices, I too would at least wonder if 1x flash drive out of several was getting hot.

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      I have a M45 (not this M35) looks exactly the same except faster but it is warm and not hot when plugged in 24x7.

      They have a truckload of these the last time I visited the store.

      BTW, Lexar is now own by Longsys in China which holds a lot of patent.

      http://www.storagesearch.com/longsys.html

  • +1 vote

    Thanks. Bought 2

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    Bought 4 thanks :)

  • +1 vote

    Nice! Always handy to have fast USBs for OS installers and the like, ordered two.

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    Thanks needed cheap usb sticks for boot drive

  • +8 votes

    Back in the days I remember paying $50 for 64mb

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      Plus this one is 150MB/s, a lot faster than what $50 would get us

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      I remember paying $300 for a 1gb internal drive. One gibabyte seemed like all the space in the world.

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        I remember paying over $100 for a 10mb (yes MB) drive back in the '80's

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    Thanks bought 2

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    Cheers OP
    Bought 2

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    Don't think they are open in Melbourne?

    • +2 votes

      Free postage

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      VIC computer stores are open for C&C.

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    Awesome deal again, just need to note that unless you keep on your key chains (or permanent storage) it will get lost rather quickly!
    They are very tiny indeed 😄

  • +1 vote

    Got it last deal, quite warm after prolonged work but still okay to pick up (unlike “Sundisk” usb). The build is small and thin, so may not be as rugged as expected. Still a good buy but I’m resisting from getting more.

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    Ordered

  • +1 vote

    Got this and the purple datatraveller the other week, this is alot quicker than that.

    • +11 votes

      Uh Centrecom has been around for years. They aren't going to scam you over an $8 usb stick.

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        (I am not saying the seller is a scammer or something,

        It's just a habit of me not paying without security, I never said they are scammer,

        It's just that you may still end up with a faulty item (aka warrenty claim or something where what if the seller refused your claim??? )

        • +2 votes

          I think in AU it's only an issue if you're buying from questionable sellers on eBay or some such. Or items without an official AU distribution channel.

          Brick and mortar stores have to follow ACL, otherwise there's always lodge a complaint and then go to the manufacturer.

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            @Shard: Do you really wanna waste time go to manufacture s ACL complaint wait years for that?? Or a couple months max with your bank ?

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              @USER DC: Not an issue with Centrecom.

  • +1 vote

    Cheers, needed something for tv episodes.

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    Bought one, still have another lying around.

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    Got 2 from last deal, it was $10. Damn

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    Thanks OP. Was needing another one.

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    Thanks bought one

    Edit: bought two*

  • +1 vote

    Order accepted OK.
    Payment taken.
    I do use PIA VPN.

    Then I get following email.

    Anyone else seen this before?

    ORDER #630… ON HOLD
    Your order with us has been placed on hold automatically by our screening system due to the following issues:

    Your order was placed using some kind of VPN or anonymizing service

    Please reply to this email to resolve this issue - include all relevant information so we can attempt to resolve your issue with a single email. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

    • +1 vote

      Likely just protection for them against credit card fraud/chargebacks (especially with the current climate with chip shortages/GPU pricing).
      If anyone were to have stolen CC details, they probably wouldn't be using their actual IP address, and would most likely be coming from a VPN/Tor exit.

      Just e-mail them and tell them that you're using a VPN for personal use and it's actually you, not some stolen account.
      They may ask for more info but it's no big deal.

    • +2 votes

      That's refreshingly transparent. With larger stores it's usually just "computer says no" and you're treated like a mushroom.

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      PIA user here. Had the same message. I replied saying that, yes, I was a customer who placed the order. Twelve minutes later the paypal confirmation comes through. Haven't heard anything else. Purchase made as a guest, I didn't create an account.

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      Yeah I got that last time. They sent me an email and I replied that I forgot I had vpn on. They then replied that they have manually put order through.

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        Nice! Just got the same email. These guys are all over it.

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      All good - Centre Com replied to my email quickly - Order approved….. Good security checking on their side.

  • +1 vote

    Bought two last time, got another two now. Cant reist at this price

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      I did the exact same thing.

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    Thanks just ordered!

  • +3 votes

    Oh how times have changed. I still have my 2GB flash voyager drive bought in 2006 which still works.
    Over a span of time I racked up so many flash drives which I haven't opened yet and yet I still want to get one of these.

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      I've still got a couple of 256 MB flash drives which still work fine - no idea how old they are.
      Going to buy 4 of these drives.

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      Me too! I've lost the cap for it though.

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    Got 5, Cheers OP.

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    Got 6, thanks.

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    Thanks OP, bought 2!

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    Thanks OP, bought 3 :)

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    Thank you OP, bought 3.

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    How do these compare to the Samsung Bar Plus drives? I need to get 2 or 3. Which should I get?

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      Samsung ftw

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        Hi, thanks for the reply. Are the Samsung's better, or are you just saying you prefer the Samsung drives? If they are technically better, I will go ahead and order the Samsung flash drives.

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          Samsung Bar Plus has better read speed (double that one of Lexar)
          Better brand
          Same write speed. 60-70 MB/s

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    Thanks. Bought 2.

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    Brought 3 myself. Cheers C:

    • +3 votes

      Where are you bringing them from? 😜

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    What is the writing speed on this drive?

    • -2 votes

      you don't want to know

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      The only reviews i could find were on aliexpress and they didn't even agree with each other.
      It's anywhere between 17MB/sec and 60MB/sec.
      Probably not 60 though because it probably wouldn't be $8 if it was decent.

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    Thanks OP. I ordered a couple. Great price.

  • +3 votes
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    Seems to be pickup only, I am unable to select delivery or put it into my cart ?

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    Bought 4…thank you :)

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    no more delivery option?

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    Got this from last deal($10).

    It has very smooth surface and the physically small, pain to plug/unplug between my two laptops where the USB ports are sits close to the table!

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    Bought 2 , because…. well…. just because, that's why.

    I did get the promo in their email earlier.

  • +2 votes

    I received mine yesterday and it seems like there is a problem.

    I'm using Windows 10 and this USB memory stick - unlike all my other high speed USB memory sticks - when transferring a file to it (eg large movie files), the speed of transfer oscillates between around 65 MB/s and 0 MB/s.

    In other words it starts transferring to the USB stick at high speed, then slows down to a complete stop, pauses for a second of two, and then ramps back up to the top transfer speed again at 65 MB/s, then stays at this speed for a second or two, and then ramps down again to zero. This cycle repeats until all the files are transferred. It is very slow.

    I tried on another laptop, and the same things happens, except that the transfer stays at zero for longer on each cycle.

    All my other USB memory sticks work perfectly at their high speed. I have some at 50 , 100 and 150 MB/s and they all stay at the high speed when transferring.

    Any ideas or suggestions? Google was not helpful to me.

    • +2 votes

      I bought 2 the last time, at $10 each - both do the same thing…should have tested them before buying more but it's just not the ozbargain way.

      I might hit up Lexar support and see what they say but I'm not sure if they advertise the write speed. Read is a solid 124MB/s on mine however.

      • +1 vote

        Just received mine, and I observe almost exactly the same behaviors. Read also dropped a little bit to ~90MB/s while most of the time was steadily at 123MB/s.
        Write speed was between 63MB/s and 0 MB/s.Crystal disk mark reported write speed of 60MB/s but robocopy reported ~30MB/s on average.
        This drive is on par with the Samsung Bar Plus drive except the write behavior is a little bit weird and it's the very first time I saw such behaviors.

    • +2 votes

      I got the following from Lexar:

      Thank you for contacting Lexar, we apologize for the inconvenience that you have encountered with our product.
      According to your email, the USB’s speed is normal. Because our USB use unique technical algorithm to sort out data. The time of each drop is when the data is being collated.

      LOL

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        I used the Blackmagic disk speed tester, and although the transfer speed oscillates between 65MB/s and 0MB/s, the overall transfer speed (for only 2 large files) is about 5MB/s! Hopeless, and useless for me. A USB 2.0 is faster.

        CentreCom asked me to send the USB drives back for them to confirn. I am asking for a refund as the drives have issues.

        I bet it is a problem with this model and probably overheats and cuts off every few seconds, and that's why every store is trying to offload them at reduced prices, ie $8 for 64 GB drive. But at this slow for write speeds, it is completely useless for me.

        If CentreCom don't issue a refund and instead give me comments such as what you got from Lexar, I'll claim it through Paypal for a full refund.

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          I bought two drives but have only opened one.

          Ran a test and got an average 24.5 MB/s write and 181.2 MB/s read.

          1 GB test over ten samples.

          https://imgur.com/a/eVUuDTf

          All I've done is format the existing partition to NTFS to get rid of the security crap that was on there.

          I do notice the speed drops when transferring but I can live with ~25 MB/s avg write for $8.

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            @Shard: 25MB/s is USB 2.0 speeds. I agree that for some applications where read speed is important, then this drive may be suitable, but not as a general purpose USB fo read/write requirements.

            Even at $8.00 it is expensive for a USB 2.0 driver unfortunately. I'm less than delighted ;-)

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      Mine does this too, would be interested to know if anyones doesn't and ours are faulty.

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        Whether faulty or not, this model does not preform aa a USB 3.0 drive in terms of write speed, closer to the very slow USB 2.0 flash drives.

        Therefore it does not meet specifications and should be refunded in full if it does not meet your purposes.

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          Mm, centrecom told me it’s normal especially when my computer is doing hundreds of things lol

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            @Postal Dude: That's not good. Which store told you that?

            I was told to send mine in for assessment.

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      Mine is doing this too. Emailed Centrecom, hoping they'll refund me.

      • +1 vote

        I'll keep you posted on what they tell me. Please let me know if you get any updates.

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      Try using Diskpart and give a drive a good full clean.
      https://www.pendrivelinux.com/restoring-your-usb-key-partiti...

      You can also try using the GUI Disk Management utility, delete all the partitions on the drive.

      Recreate the NTFS partition, cross fingers Windows align the partition correctly. Now test the drive again.

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        Tried all that. Formatted in windows, Mac, etc etc. And even played with block sizes on format. Nothing makes any difference. Read are excellent, writes are awful.

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          Device Manager, Disk drives, Lexar USB…, Properties, Policies

          Try enable/disable Quick Removal or Better Performance..
          Try enable/disable Write-caching Policy

          Restart computer after each setting change.

          Is your drive hot? Is it thermal throttling? Try holding it use your finger as heatsink while the file transfer is going on.
          If so this M35 is rubbish.

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    Any one received their order yet? Bought 29/5. No tracking number provided.

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      Not yet. Also 29/5, to NSW.

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      Received mine in a plain envelope, pretty much explained why it took over a week to arrive.

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      Nothing as yet, also in NSW

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        Spoke too soon.

        Just checked the letterbox and there they were.

        Time to replace 16gb Kingston that has been on the keychain for almost a decade, battered and bruised but still works perfectly.

        Thanks OP!

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          They have offered me a refund as I still haven't received mine.

  • +1 vote

    Got mine today. It's miniscule. Stick it on a keyring or kiss it goodbye.

    • +1 vote

      got mine today as well didn't expect it to be tinyyy

  • +2 votes

    Got it. Write speed is erratic. I also have the new M45 version, twice as fast and stable R/W - https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07XKR5F3Y

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      Thanks for sharing. Do you know what the average write speed is with your M45 version?

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        Yes:
        M35 R/W 135/27-84 MBs - write speed fluctuates!
        M45 R/W 230/65 MBs - rock solid write speed

        You can improve M35 top write speed if it is repartitioned to starting LBA of 2048 and format as NTFS however write fluctuations still remain.

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        Comment: Lexar M45 (on a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port), NTFS 4K

        CrystalDiskMark 8.0.2 x64 (C) 2007-2021 hiyohiyo
        [Read]
        SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 261.936 MB/s [ 249.8 IOPS] < 31916.35 us>
        SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 262.147 MB/s [ 250.0 IOPS] < 3997.80 us>
        RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 14.557 MB/s [ 3554.0 IOPS] < 8976.95 us>
        RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 14.079 MB/s [ 3437.3 IOPS] < 290.62 us>

        [Write]
        SEQ 1MiB (Q= 8, T= 1): 28.521 MB/s [ 27.2 IOPS] <268800.27 us>
        SEQ 1MiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 29.990 MB/s [ 28.6 IOPS] < 32513.42 us>
        RND 4KiB (Q= 32, T= 1): 12.385 MB/s [ 3023.7 IOPS] < 10571.48 us>
        RND 4KiB (Q= 1, T= 1): 11.938 MB/s [ 2914.6 IOPS] < 340.66 us>

        Profile: Default
        Test: 1 GiB (x5) [E: 0% (0/30GiB)