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Toshiba 16GB USB Flash Drive $13 - Free Delivery

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he Toshiba 16GB USB flash drive has a portable, lightweight and compact designed case. The Toshiba 16GB USB drive allows you to easily transfer or store music, images or computer files. The flash drive is great to store all your documents, photos and videos on the go.

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    Just a note that it's USB 2.0.

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      No USB drive in this price range is fast enough to max out USB 2.0 transfer speeds, let alone take advantage of USB 3.0.

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    I have one of these sooooo slow

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      Yeah, mine copies at about 2-4MBps. Think then that that is 1-2 hours to fill it all up, not great.

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    Good price I guess, but just a friendly warning; I had this USB in 8gb form and it was
    A) painfully slow
    B) corrupted files regularly

    Just threw it out on the weekend.

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    Write Speed Up to 3.9 MBytes/s. Enough said.

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    Talking about reliability I have this brand the 4GB one, it's been more than 3 yrs.

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    Anyone can advice what speed is reasonable ? Thanks

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    I have had problems with the 16GB Toshiba. I have had two that are only readable on an older slow PC, not even on the PC that wrote to them. I have scrapped them.
    I also have an 8GB one and it is OK, but slow.
    I would not buy any more of this brand. Last lot I got were Lexar and I have had no issues with them.

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    I got one of these fron HN for $15 a while back I can confirm they are slow but I find 16gb on my keychain to be very handy. Never lost any data.

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    my wife once got a 1gb stick and it did not last a year :(

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    I had this exact stick. It was craptacular. Slow and just stopped working after about a month.

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    I bought 2 of these 16gb Toshibas from Harvey Norman a few months ago, they both had data errors. And were very slow. And some of the computers i put them in wouldn't even recognise them. :( I'd stay away from these at all costs.

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    See that's what I love about OB. I would've jumped on this but too many of you guys have had the same problems with them to be coincidence.

    Since my new thing is going to be rephrasing old sayings in new ways I'll say:

    I'm going to touch something else with my 10ft barge pole.

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    Yeah mine died pretty badly. It had a backup of my work that I lost and it died as well…

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    Apart from the slow speeds, which you only notice when copying lots of data or large files, I have found this to be excellent. Granted I have mostly been using it to copy video files and then plug into my tv to watch but it has never had any problems being read across 2 windows computer, 1 apple computer and my samsung tv. I'm very happy with it for the small price I paid.

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      whats the read and write speed for this one?

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      Yes, i m interested in buying this usb. Does anyone know if this one is any good? And how about the read and write speeds?

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      I got one this week - Sandisk Cruzer Blade 16GB USB 2.0

      In NIRSOFT USB Deview…

      4.66MB/sec Write - 17.49 MB/sec Read

      In HD TUNE PRO…

      Peak read about 24MB/sec for blocks over 64K in size

      Write speed peaks at about 11MB/sec at 32KB, but then it drops STRAIGHT down to a flatline 2.5MB/sec for larger files 64KB and larger.

      So what that means is that when you use it for anything except TINY files, the speed is absolutely frigging dreadful.

      Running a CRYSTAL DISKMARK on it at the moment…. it's taking forever. So I only tested the first 50MB, because I almost died waiting for a full test and aborted it.

      Sequential Read : 18.785 MB/s
      Sequential Write : 3.629 MB/s

      Random Read 512KB : 20.631 MB/s
      Random Write 512KB : 2.109 MB/s

      Random Read 4KB (QD=1) : 3.517 MB/s
      Random Write 4KB (QD=1) : 0.928 MB/s

      Random Read 4KB (QD=32) : 4.129 MB/s
      Random Write 4KB (QD=32) : 0.232 MB/s

      Test : 50 MB [G: 1.2% (0.2/14.9 GB)] (x1)
      Date : 2012/03/01 13:56:22
      OS : Windows XP Professional SP3 [5.1 Build 2600] (x86)

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    Guys what's a good USB stick to get, must be reliable and be fairly fast. Reason being I want to just quickly upload media on a usb so I can watch it on my tv via a media player. I don't want to sit around 1-2 hours waiting for it to fill up. Thoughts?

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    i have one from HN. the first one died on the first read.
    the replacement one has 3 occasions of corrupted file. yes very slow.
    not sure if i can get refund instead of replacement form HN .

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    What's the reasonable speed ? I though 10 was good. :(

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    I've got the 8GB one, only complaint is when transfering a large file it tries to 'spike' to around 40MB/s & locks up for about 30 seconds, then it goes down to about 5-9MB/s.

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      You're sure you not just seeing the effect of your OS cache absorbing the data in the first phase, then settling down to a steady state speed?

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    I bought two of the 8gb varieties from Harveys last year - problematic at best - write data, a week later, USB drive unreadable reformat required. My WD TVLive refuses to even acknowledge one of them…. If you buy them make sure you keep the receipt just in case….

    Update: Just checked out the DSE website, seems to be down for maintenance.

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    This isn't a neg or a positive for me.

    As others have said before, this particular flash drive gets really bad write speeds (2-3MB/s) and Ok reads (10-15MB/s)

    MSY has some pretty good deals on flash drives, that actually have good write speeds. From memory the last one was a Patriot Supersonic 32GB for $30, you'd be much better of waiting for another deal from MSY.

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    There is flash drives and there is flash drives.

    Look carefully for very small fine print on the package for the word" Readyboost", if you see that, the drive is approved by microsoft for use as a "readyboost" drive which requires fast flash drives.
    These drive will have fast ram

    Sometimes only "fast ram" is on the package, and it is still good for readyboost.

    If there is no mention of fast or readyboost, it will be the real slow el cheapo stuff.

    Readyboost is a MS idea that uses fast ram on a flash drive for the swap file if needed, and it actually is used and works.

    No miracle but its ok and only works on vista or windows 7 so far.

    Most Sales people in places like HN have absolutely no idea what readyboost or fast ram is.{blank stares}

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      Also makes it easy to spot imitations/fakes which have the words "speedy goat" on the package.

      boom tish

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    Try the Lexar S73 USB 3.0 - up to 45mb/s read and 25mb/s write

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    I bought one from harvey normal last year.
    I dont recall it being that slow, but it gave up the ghost on me.
    had it in my wdtv live (run hot anyhow) over summer heatwave, now shows up as RAW, and cant format =(

    price is good, beats the $1/gig, but i recently got the 32gig patriot from msy for $33, which is very fast.

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    I've ordered one, no need for speed here. Already bought one from Harvey Norman a couple of months ago. I had a Lexar with mp3's in the car which kept getting errors, so swapped that one for the Toshiba and despite the summer heat it hasn't missed a beat loaded with mp3 albums. I'm surprised to read so many negative reports about the Tosh, perhaps I've been lucky, hope it continues with the new one.

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    was going to pick one of these up earlier (JB in Brisbane CBD are doing them for about 15)

    probably a good job i didn't

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    Got one of these last year but it just failed last month. Write speed is better than the cheap SanDisk cruzer but the SanDisk has better reliability

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    if 10-15 mb/s is the average quality usb write speed, what's a reasonable read speed? Note for just an average/decently priced usb, nothing top of the range (or the opposite - bottom end) if you don't mind me asking?

    Been getting a few of these cheapo toshiba 4,8,16 gb usb sticks from harvey norman over the months.. all these comments worry me lol. hopefully just use it as mass movement of files when i cant find other usb sticks haha, rather than carrying anything important.

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    Still at the discounted price today (2 March).

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    Don't skimp on Flash drives, get a reliable one. I lost a weeks work this week because my USB failed, I backed up once a week, I thought that would be enough, I now back up my flash daily. I also safely ejected the drive but seems that does not help all that much.