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TopBuy.com.au - 4GB Kingston USB Drive - $9.95

Posted By: taskel, posted 2009/05/18 12:58
Assorted DataTraveler USB Drives from Kingston are on offer at TopBuy from now untill Wed 20th May.

4GB - $9.95
8GB - $19.95
16GB - $29.95
32GB - $75.95

- Capacities: 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB
- USB 2.0 compliant and 1.1 compatible
- 5 Year Local warranty

$5 Shipping Costs

I've had one of the Kingston 2GB models for about 5 years, and I use it all the time. Very good prices for these sizes.
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  • NoosieB2009/05/18 13:17:15
    Good prices taskel. Thanks.
  • spodosaurus2009/05/18 14:56:07
    Even with shipping, cheaper than I could purchase from a local discount store - hot from me
  • fishmonkey2009/05/18 20:26:12
    slow but reliable...
  • admin2009/05/18 20:50:25
    fishmonkey - is there a massive difference in transfer speeds between dongles ?

    Something I noticed a while back was the apparent difference in transfer rates on the same dongle between a Mac and a PC. Wasn't sure whether it was just me - both were USB2 so that couldnt be the explanation.
  • fishmonkey2009/05/20 22:13:23
    admin;88249

    Something I noticed a while back was the apparent difference in transfer rates on the same dongle between a Mac and a PC. Wasn't sure whether it was just me - both were USB2 so that couldnt be the explanation.


    almost all USB 2.0 devices are advertised as "USB 2.0, 480Mbps", but on its own that information bears very little relation to what kind of performance you will see in real world terms, because all it does is state the maximum theoretical transfer rate of the USB 2.0 connection standard...

    different implementations of computer USB buses and ports, and the interfaces on the USB devices themselves all make a huge difference... besides that, there are so many other variables that you cannot make a straightforward comparison between the performance of a USB device from one computer to another...
  • fishmonkey2009/05/20 22:40:57
    admin;88249
    fishmonkey - is there a massive difference in transfer speeds between dongles ?


    yes there are big performance differences between different USB flash drives, depending on the design and quality of the interface and the kind of flash memory used...

    in simple terms, the fastest flash drives will manage transfer rates of around 34MB/s for sequential reads, while the slower drives may max out at less than half that...

    for sequential writes, the faster drives will manage around 24MB/s, however many drives perform at somewhere between 5–10MB/s...

    performance varies dramatically between different models, but also between different capacities of the same model flash drive, so in general it is not easy to know what kind of performance you will get from a particular drive... and manufacturers do not readily provide performance specs for most drives, apart from their premium high performance ones...

    fast drives, especially those with good write performance, tend to be significantly more expensive than slower drives...

    when flash drives were smaller, differences in performance weren't so much of an issue, however with flash drives getting so big these days, transfer speeds are becoming really significant...
  • admin2009/05/21 07:55:18
    its interesting how misleading a couple of key headline descriptors can be. I hadnt thought much about the impact of larger capacity on transfer speeds - makes sense though.
  • fishmonkey2009/05/21 09:20:50
    also, sequential read/write speeds tend to be best case scenarios, and roughly translate if you are copying large files... if you are copying lots of smaller files, then performance will generally be even lower...

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