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Sandisk Micro Cruizer USB flash drives @ Officeworks: 8GB-$49.95; 4GB-$27.95; 2GB-$16.95; 1GB-$8.4

Posted By: geo78, posted 2008/07/21 13:20
Sandisk USB flash drives @ Officeworks: 8GB-$49.95; 4GB-$27.95; 2GB-$16.95; 1GB-$8.45
Expiry date:2008/08/27
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  • admin2008/07/21 15:43:20
    I wouldn't say that thats a good buy geo. The same Sandisk Micro 8gb can be bought for $30 and the 4 for $14, so even factoring in shipping you'd probably still be ahead elsewhere - or is there something I'm missing?
  • Auna2008/07/21 23:16:52
    Where can I buy a 8gb Sandisk stick for $30?

    Any bigger than 8gb is too much to lose if you lose the stick. 8gb should be the absolute max.
  • admin2008/07/22 01:48:55
    http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_4139_SanDisk_Cruzer_Micro_Skin_USB_8GB

    $10 postage and handling charge to Syd - which is the one thing you need to watch out for with that lot.
  • geo782008/07/22 10:09:41
    admin
    http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_4139_SanDisk_Cruzer_Micro_Skin_USB_8GB

    $10 postage and handling charge to Syd - which is the one thing you need to watch out for with that lot.


    that is not the same product as the one in officeworks on p4 of the catalogue. the one in officeworks is 39.95 + 10(postage) at shoppingsquare: http://www.shoppingsquare.com.au/p_4167_SanDisk_Cruzer_Micro_U3_8GB_USB_Flash_Drive
  • scheps2008/07/22 12:07:37
    yea micro is not as good. Also the sony looks alright but no tests for speed, just quotes of theoretical max of the chip :(
  • admin2008/07/22 16:56:26
    For sure, but I'd argue that the 'speed' difference with something like this is pretty much just an exercise in marketing. Apart from major differences ie USB 1 to 2 who's actually going to notice.

    With respect to reliability, your nuts if your using these things for anything other than simple data transfer from machine to machine on a temp basis. Using it as a flash drive also strikes me as a little redundant. Its going to be a heck of a lot more economical for you to buy a physical drive.

    So my measure of whats a good buy with a USB stick, is more down to does it have a USB head on it, and how much are you making me pay, in which case I'm not going to buy something thats $49 when I can get an almost entirely comparible product for $20 less.
  • kingyubbo2008/07/22 17:58:16
    scheps
    yea micro is not as good. Also the sony looks alright but no tests for speed, just quotes of theoretical max of the chip :(


    Sony Memory sticks are really good. I have a 2GB model and using HDTach, it runs faster than the standard Sandisks and Toshibas that I've tested. They're also on sale @ Officeworks but for cheap USBs, the Sandisks are very reliable!

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