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    I'm looking to get a new USB flash drive, i don't want anything with a huge capacity, i want something quite cheap, but has a fast read / write speed
    (Or tell me your opinions on the flash drive you currently have)

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    Man, a flash drive is a flash drive.
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    (Original post by mdarwish01)
    Man, a flash drive is a flash drive.
    calm down, cheap ones are flimsy, and have a slow read/write speed. i don't want that
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    sandisk or corsair?
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    This By FAR

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/572217...B/Product.html

    It small, Metal, with a plastic sleeve, Very Fast. and did i mention 9.99 for 8GB.
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    This one is the one I have, by far the best in terms of price and GB.
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    (Original post by jjkkll)
    This By FAR

    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/572217...B/Product.html

    It small, Metal, with a plastic sleeve, Very Fast. and did i mention 9.99 for 8GB.
    that looks good, how about this
    does anybody have this and can say that it is noticeably faster?
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    I bought this one; http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141674
    Small, sleek, not very expensive and it has a little hole thingy at the top so you attach a neck band (whatever they're called) to it
    edit: write/read speed is quite fast
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    I'm looking to get a new USB flash drive, i don't want anything with a huge capacity, i want something quite cheap, but has a fast read / write speed
    (Or tell me your opinions on the flash drive you currently have)

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    Having just taken a look out of curiosity, you can buy just about can any flash drive nowadays for under £10, unless you're looking for large capacity (for a flash drive)

    When you say you don't want a massive capacity, how much do you imagine you'll need? Like I say, the prices are dropping off fast; I would avoid the cheapest end of the market for obvious reasons.

    You should take a look on amazon at the Freecom "databar" range, which seem to be pretty solid, yet none-too-expensive. Ranging from 2Gb to 16Gb and from £5 to £20 respectively. I don't imagine you'll want a 16Gb flash drive but I'll let you be the judge of that.

    Otherwise, try one of the Kingston series... which are much the same deal really. I'm not too sure if there is really that much difference between the good brands making flash drives. Even some of the cheaper ones work very well, but if you're going for the likes of a supermarket purchase, check the statistics to make sure it runs at full speed.

    If I can help further, don't hesitate to ask.
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    (Original post by Defcon)
    I bought this one; http://www.ebuyer.com/product/141674
    Small, sleek, not very expensive and it has a little hole thingy at the top so you attach a neck band (whatever they're called) to it
    edit: write/read speed is quite fast
    yup i had a look at that but the 8GB version for ~ £10.
    the thing is at these low prices, delivery takes up quite a large chunk of the total cost. that is why i am thinking of getting one from play and not ebuyer
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    the SanDisk Cruzer Titanium U3 looks quite tempting now
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    yup i had a look at that but the 8GB version for ~ £10.
    the thing is at these low prices, delivery takes up quite a large chunk of the total cost. that is why i am thinking of getting one from play and not ebuyer
    How much is it with Play.com?
    Oh, don't you get a 10% student discount over there too?
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    this has to be the best priced while still looking good 16gb (if you need that much space!)
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/719/927...archtype=genre

    if its simply price you're going for, definitley reccomend the Play.com range - theyre v good quality too..
    4GB: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/333563...e/Product.html
    8GB: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/343173...e/Product.html
    16GB: http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/343173...e/Product.html

    or this for fun :P
    http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/-/719/927...archtype=genre

    Ok theyre all play.com, so here's a good FAST one from dabs, if its speed you're after:
    http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx...avigationKey=0
    there you go! a few to choose from
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/4GB-SANDISK-USB-PENDRIVE-PEN-DRIVE-MEMORY-STICK-FLASH_W0QQitemZ160300737439QQcmd ZViewItemQQptZUK_Computing_Flash Drives_SM?hash=item160300737439& _trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=7 2%3A1300|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|2 40%3A1308

    Rep me for it :p: :p:

    I have that USB, it's fast, quite small.

    That style usb comes in 2gb,4gb and 8gb.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    the SanDisk Cruzer Titanium U3 looks quite tempting now
    that's what i have, it's very good
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    Forget the above posts, if you want a cool gadget (biometric!!), which is also quick, can be large (8GB) and looks good, check these out
    http://www.offtek.co.uk/biodrives.ph...edium=GoogleDF

    Probably get one myself soon!
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    (Original post by deazle)
    Forget the above posts, if you want a cool gadget (biometric!!), which is also quick, can be large (8GB) and looks good, check these out
    http://www.offtek.co.uk/biodrives.ph...edium=GoogleDF

    Probably get one myself soon!
    Write speeds are quite slow on those though :p:
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    the SanDisk Cruzer Titanium U3 looks quite tempting now
    I've got a standard 4gb cruiser, its a year old and i've had no trouble (apart from a few PEBKAC errors). seems fairly fast (i don't think you'll get much which is noticeably faster over usb)
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    (Original post by deazle)
    Forget the above posts, if you want a cool gadget (biometric!!), which is also quick, can be large (8GB) and looks good, check these out
    http://www.offtek.co.uk/biodrives.ph...edium=GoogleDF

    Probably get one myself soon!

    You've got a winner there, I think. So long as the OP wants a biometric flash drive. Personally, I'd have no use for that level of security, since all I ever carry on my flash drive/ ext. HD is music and movies anyway.

    But admittedly, it's a very cool gadget.
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    (Original post by alexsheppard11)
    that looks good, how about this
    does anybody have this and can say that it is noticeably faster?
    The U3 One may look attractive but its not that great at all, and its also huge comapred to the Other Sandisk one.

    Here is a pic for comparison (coulnt find my Titanium one but its the same size as this one)

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