256 / 512GB USB drives

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256 / 512GB USB drives

Postby YetiSeti on Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:27 pm

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...
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Re: 256 / 512GB USB drives

Postby matsondawson on Thu Sep 19, 2013 6:12 pm

It sounds unlikely, the price is too low.
A bit of a search around finds this: http://www.scambusters.co.nz/forum/view ... &start=540
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Re: 256 / 512GB USB drives

Postby Gibsaw on Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:57 pm

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.
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