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Maplin 8GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Product overview

• 8GB of data storage in a device half the length of a pen
• Ultra-fast USB 3.0 interface, also backward compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 ports
• Read speeds of 80Mb/s and write speeds of 5Mb/s
• Plug and play with Windows, Mac and Linux

What can I store on this flash drive?
This flash drive comes with 8GB of storage, giving you enough room for your documents and pictures. This gives you enough space for a combination of 450 images at 10 megapixels, 20 minutes of 1080p video, 500 MP3 songs and still have room for 2GB of office files such as text documents and spreadsheets.

What can I do with a USB flash drive?
Flash drives are commonly used for storing documents to transfer between PCs. You can also plug them into compatible head units in cars, so you can play your favourite music without being limited to the small memory capacity of CDs. You can even use them to play your favourite movies on a compatible television. This gives you a durable memory stick which can perform a variety of tasks.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Appalling Calling this USB 3.0 is marketing gimmickry at it's finest. It registers as a USB 3.0 device and talks the 3.0 protocol but that's it. It's performance is worse than a middle ground USB 2.0 drive. I benchmarked it a few times and taking the best results I got: 9.25MBps write/60MBps read (sequential) and 0.23MBps(!!) write/75MBps read (random) - and that was writing blocks directly. I dropped a few 1GB files into it too, and they consistently took ~3.5 minutes each.
Date published: 2014-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow Data Transfer I bought 2 of these drives, neither perform anywhere near USB 3.0 speeds, or even near my best USB 2.0 drive. Very slow, but just about usable. Don't be fooled by the blue USB connector, the data transfer speed is VERY slow.
Date published: 2014-06-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Slow data transfer rate It appears as USB 3.0 when connected but I did run various tests and didn't see any difference in the data transfer rate on USB2.0 and USB 3.0.
Date published: 2014-01-22
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Memory Features
Form Factor USB
Technology USB 3.0
Capacity 8 GB
Read Speed 80 MB/s
Write Speed 5 MB/s
Physical Dimensions
Operating Temperature 0 - 70
Storage Temperature -40 - 85
Weight 28.5g
Height 9.5 mm
Width 18 mm
Depth 55 mm
Additional Adapter No
Storage Case No
Compatibility Compatible with USB 1.1, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 supporting host device