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256 / 512GB USB drives

PostPosted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:27 pm
by YetiSeti
These seem to be popping up on trademe for cheap prices at the moment and are cheap on the Asian sites. Does anyone have any experience or opinions on these? I do wonder what the error/failure rate might be on these. It's an awful lot of gigabytes at a very low price compared to retail store prices. At this stage I don't think I would trust one with my dna sequence, redundancy in all...

Re: 256 / 512GB USB drives

PostPosted: Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:12 pm
by matsondawson
It sounds unlikely, the price is too low.
A bit of a search around finds this: ... &start=540

Re: 256 / 512GB USB drives

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:57 pm
by Gibsaw
Yeah, low price USB sticks from asia usually tend to be anything up to 1/100th of their rated size with some sort of wraparound write going on.

An old expression about "barge poles" springs to mind.