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  Reply # 878495 15-Aug-2013 07:19
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Or here slightly closer to home ;o)

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/redalert/sandisk3

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  Reply # 878498 15-Aug-2013 07:27
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Warehouse link is nothing like what Amazon are offering.
Amazon has Ultra and Extreme versions, Warehouse only has normal




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  Reply # 878506 15-Aug-2013 07:42
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Last week I paid $54 shipped for a 32GB Transcend card (good quality) from aquliatech. The Sandisk is NZ$44 shipped from Amazon. That's a small saving, but for a single card probably not worthwhile.

If a bunch of people needed memory cards and one person did an order now that would be useful.




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  Reply # 878539 15-Aug-2013 08:58
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I buy mine here in Oz from a company called MSY.

Got a Kingston 32GB class 10 microSD for AU$29 yesterday. They have the full size SD for $25.




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  Reply # 878564 15-Aug-2013 09:34
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langers1972: Or here slightly closer to home ;o)

http://www.thewarehouse.co.nz/red/redalert/sandisk3


It's far cheaper at PB than the warehouse 'red alert' prices.

Red Alert Sandisk 32GB Class 4 SD: $39
PB Apacer 32GB Class 10 SD: $33









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  Reply # 878753 15-Aug-2013 12:58
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To ship a USB stick from Amazon is going to cost NZ$17.25 by Youshop (according to their calc) or NZ$18.14 direct, so you need to factor that in too.

Amazon Prime members may get better deals, I'm not sure. Still under $NZ60 for a 64GB Cruzer stick shipped though.

According to Pricespy at least, that's under half price :)

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  Reply # 879141 15-Aug-2013 21:00
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How fast are they tho? The last sandisk USB I got was only USB2, but it was barely seeing 6 MB/s on it. Was one that slid the usb inside with a thing on the side since I have lost so many USB caps I dont get drives with them anymore.

Really without benchmarks I dont trust flash drives these days, they seem to be the only thing in IT that is getting slower and slower.




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  Reply # 879240 16-Aug-2013 08:06
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I never bought a USB flash drive. And I have lots. I saw a Sony USB 3 flash drive other day and I was given it to test.

In reality, USB 3 and USB 2 flash drives are pretty much the same. Really slow in both cases. Very different of getting a SSD in a USB 3 case - now that's fast.




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  Reply # 879410 16-Aug-2013 11:42
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freitasm: I never bought a USB flash drive. And I have lots. I saw a Sony USB 3 flash drive other day and I was given it to test.

In reality, USB 3 and USB 2 flash drives are pretty much the same. Really slow in both cases. Very different of getting a SSD in a USB 3 case - now that's fast.


disagree completely.  we have USB2 and USB3 flash drives here and the difference is huge.  the USB2 ones max out around 20-25MB/sec whereas the USB3 ones are 100-120MB/s.  the 100MB/s difference is enormous, especially when shifting 50GB database files around




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  Reply # 879413 16-Aug-2013 11:44
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Right. So either the Sony USB 3 is not, or the HP laptop is not. But the laptop works fine with USB 3 HDD and SSD so I blame Sony then.




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  Reply # 879423 16-Aug-2013 11:50
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copying across network (this is a slow disk on the other side of the network):


copying to a USB3 pen drive (write speed on USB3, read speed on internal laptop sata):


copying from a USB3 pen drive (read speed on USB3, write speed on internal laptop sata)




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  Reply # 879426 16-Aug-2013 11:51
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freitasm: Right. So either the Sony USB 3 is not, or the HP laptop is not. But the laptop works fine with USB 3 HDD and SSD so I blame Sony then.


if you stick a USB3 flash drive in a USB2 slot, it will act like USB2




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  Reply # 879433 16-Aug-2013 11:57
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Regs: disagree completely.  we have USB2 and USB3 flash drives here and the difference is huge.  the USB2 ones max out around 20-25MB/sec whereas the USB3 ones are 100-120MB/s.  the 100MB/s difference is enormous, especially when shifting 50GB database files around


Agree - sort of. I just did a quick test with a Corsair Flash Voyager Slider 16GB (USB3.0). 160MB file copy on then off, to local SATA 6Gbps SSD. USB 2.0 port, then USB 3.0 port.

USB 2.0 - Read 22.1MB/sec Write 15.7MB/sec
Corsair - Read 68.2MB/sec Write 19.6MB/sec

So, clearly the write speed of the flash is a limitation, but for read in particular there is a big improvement. I've got a 64GB version too, it gets slightly higher read speeds but more like 60MB/sec writes.

I have a Sandisk Extreme also, though not with me to test, but I am confident it has done both read & write at about 180MB/sec.





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  Reply # 879438 16-Aug-2013 12:01
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Regs:
freitasm: Right. So either the Sony USB 3 is not, or the HP laptop is not. But the laptop works fine with USB 3 HDD and SSD so I blame Sony then.


if you stick a USB3 flash drive in a USB2 slot, it will act like USB2


It is a USB 3 slot.




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