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    Aldi 4GB USB Drives

    PNY Ones too, they arrive today

    ALDI - Thursday Special Buys 22nd January 2009

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    Got the missus picking me 2 up today

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    Isn't that about £1 more than you'd normally pay for a branded 4gb anyway?

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    Lightbulb thrift

    Aldi is good but not always :

    Kingston 4GB USB 2.0 Capless Data Traveler - Ebuyer

    plus if you pay postage or order enough to make it free you don't even have to leave the building

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    eBuyer's Kingston doesn't have its throughput shown though, wheras Aldi's is 12Mb/s read and 4Mb/s write, which isn't bad for £7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    eBuyer's Kingston doesn't have its throughput shown though, wheras Aldi's is 12Mb/s read and 4Mb/s write, which isn't bad for £7.
    That's actually pretty average bordering on slow. The ebuyer model has an average read of 16, write of 7...

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    Quote Originally Posted by OutToLunch View Post
    That's actually pretty average bordering on slow. The ebuyer model has an average read of 16, write of 7...
    It's not bad for the price. I just phoned Kingston, as they don't particularly publicise their spec, and the Datatraveler, DT100, DT101, and DT150 models all have a hardware speed of 5Mb/s read, 1.5Mb/s write, which is far inferior to Aldi's PNY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by powdarrmonkey View Post
    Datatraveler, DT100, DT101, and DT150 models all have a hardware speed of 5Mb/s read, 1.5Mb/s write, which is far inferior to Aldi's PNY.
    Odd. Kingston DataTraveler 100 - Computer Shopper

    The Kingston DataTraveler 100 isnít a fast USB flash drive, to be sure, but it's still a good budget buy.

    The drive's 16.4MB per second average read speed and 7.3MB per second write speed are slower than recent drives we've tested, though not by a lot.

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    *shrugs* it came from the horse's mouth.
    Last edited by powdarrmonkey; 22nd January 2009 at 12:05 PM.

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    How could you have been on the aldi site and not seen this baby on offer?!
    ALDI - Thursday Special Buys 22nd January 2009

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    These from Play would be better - £6.49

    Play.com (UK) : SanDisk 4GB Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive / Ready Boost Enabled : Computing - Free Delivery

    or 8GB for 9.99

    or 16GB for 15.99

    all with free delivery

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    But none of those will let me pick up a bag of spaghetti, some anti-pasta and tinned tomatoes (Aldi tinned tomatoes are great BTW) at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antoeknee View Post
    These from Play would be better - £6.49
    Perhaps, but it doesn't tell me how fast they are, and I can't buy four of them on the way home from work tonight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    But none of those will let me pick up a bag of spaghetti, some anti-pasta and tinned tomatoes (Aldi tinned tomatoes are great BTW) at the same time.
    He speaks truth!

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