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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by grim, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    been looking at getting a new usb pen and found this, but how can this 2gb pen be only £1 ? :confused3

    here

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  2. NightWalker

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    You can buy a mobile phone for £10 these days.
     
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  3. craigie

    craigie Terabyte Poster

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    I often use the website www.hotukdeals.com they have crackin offers which members of the public post.

    An example of this is selected WHSmith stores are doing spend £30 and get £10 off, so in theory you could get a £300 PS3 for £200! Shame I have a PS3 already :(

    I think we are going to see plenty of bargains over the XMas period as retailers start to feel the pinch!
     
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  4. wagnerk
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    Could be a variety of reasons:

    1. Promo, new product
    2. Old stock they are shifting
    3. May not be as high quality as other brands (Kingston, etc)
    4. etc...

    And considering that you can buy 16gb USB Stick for under £17...

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  5. hbroomhall

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    If you read the comments on that page it suggests that this is an 'end-of-line' clear-out sale.

    At a user-group meeting for a big expensive piece of software that I attended recently one 'partner' was giving away pen drives as part of a promotion!

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  6. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    i'm not a fan of cheap electronics, was looking at this

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  7. hbroomhall

    hbroomhall Petabyte Poster Gold Member

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    I suppose it depends on how you define 'cheap'. The price of that unit is definitely cheaper than it would have been say a year ago!

    And if it *is* cheap then you can regard it as essentially disposable.

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  8. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    yeah some things are so cheap that you wouldn't care if it died. it's all down to price and performace

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  9. BosonMichael
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    For the price of one of those, I could get 64 of the others (and have 4 times the storage space - though telling them apart would be a major challenge).
     
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  10. zebulebu

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    I hear ya. I have seven 8Gb DisGo drives that I picked up a while ago as freebies from some trade show or other. Damned if I know which is which - yet they're all nearly full already somehow :eek:
     
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  11. BosonMichael
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    I bought an 8 gig Kingston a few months ago for $30. I've got it filled only because I've got ripped music on it, but that can be deleted at any time, since I've got copies of the rips at home and work. Not sure I'd need much more than 8 GB... at least, for the moment.
     
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  12. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    so what you're saying is corsair are charging for the convenience of not having to flick thtough 64 usb pens to find your data lol

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  13. BosonMichael
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    Basically, yup! Not that I'd need that much space... I could fit every music rip, downloaded app install, and digital picture I have on that 64 GB key and STILL have half the space free. In truth, I'm only using 106 GB of the drive in my gaming rig, and it holds every file of any importance to me.
     
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  14. grim

    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    I have lots i want to backup plus it helps get data off my disks before i upgrade, as i'll have to rebuild the RAID array

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  15. BosonMichael
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    Yeah, when that happens, I usually just slave an actual hard drive and copy the data. But for people who don't have access to a spare drive, a USB key is great!
     
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  16. ablacklock90

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    To be fair for £1 it's worth a punt isn't? I hear what you are saying about not being a fan of cheap electronics (price normally always equates to quality) but come on, its £1! Like everybody else has said though, Kingston are well know for quality and if its quality you want it is probably best to spend a little more.
     
  17. grim

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    i dunno if anyone else noticed but the usb pens aren't sold by amazon but a 3rd party and they charge loads for delivery so its not as cheap as it first looks.

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