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I just picked up the Kingston DataTraveler 101 G2 64GB USB 2.0 USB Flash Drive (Staples item #472375) for $27.99 + tax at my local Staples. It is on special through 3/2/2013 for $39.99, and they honored an Office Depot in-store 30% off coupon that also expires on 3/2/13. YMMV! The cashier seemed ready to apply Staples 20% off coupon as well, although her manager was there and nixed that idea.
USB 2.0 and 64GB can make for pretty slow read/write speeds for large files and apps.
posted: Feb. 26, 2013 @ 7:10a
Second that. These drives are slow even for USB 2.0 and transferring this much data at the slow speed makes me suffer. Additionally 30% OD coupon acceptance is a hit or miss. gordon6971 said: USB 2.0 and 64GB can make for pretty slow read/write speeds for large files and apps.
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posted: Feb. 26, 2013 @ 8:42a
sleepybubba said: Second that. These drives are slow even for USB 2.0 and transferring this much data at the slow speed makes me suffer. Additionally 30% OD coupon acceptance is a hit or miss. gordon6971 said: USB 2.0 and 64GB can make for pretty slow read/write speeds for large files and apps. I think this is a good point if you transfer 'large' files in GBs all the time. Most of us, transfer smaller files at any one time, so the speed may not be a big issue...Also, you do get what you pay for; considering the price, not a bad deal! TY OP
posted: Feb. 26, 2013 @ 9:02a
gordon6971 said: USB 2.0 and 64GB can make for pretty slow read/write speeds for large files and apps. Pretty agree. Maybe you can get a USB 3.0.
posted: Feb. 26, 2013 @ 9:30a
I will jump in too.
If you use the 64GB drive to transfer a 15GB file, of course it's going to be slow. But no slower than a 32GB drive or a 16GB drive. So the moaning and groaning has no merit.
If you transfer smaller files, the speeds will be similar to those of the lower-capacity drives. That is, if you transfer a few at a time. If you try to transfer 64GB worth in one go, we are back to square one.
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