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Play.com / 16GB / USB Flash Drive

Manufacturer: Play.com

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  started of well but didn't last too long...

| | See all Cycloxit's reviews (1)

I bought one of these in may this year. It started of promising and worked well. Then it started to give me read problems, I've hardly used it to be honest.

I still have it and am in the process of trying to get a replacement but its a nightmare to return the faulty product.

  Too bulky, but great memory

| | See all CagsDerby's reviews (1)

The amount of memory on this stick is fantastic, but the casing is too bulky - so if your USB ports are close together it doesnt fit in. Wont fit in the back of an XBox 360 either. Think about what you need it for first but I think it takes up too much space it's about 0.5cm wider than my last stick

  Good Flash Drives

| | See all KiwiLes's reviews (4)

I've bought five of these and are still in use have had no problems even after all 3/4 years


| | See all movingtables's reviews (1)

think play.com have a cheek selling this kind of junk.

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  USB Cheap and Cheerful

| | See all chemer's reviews (3)

Neat cheap and cheerful is the way to describe this little number. Its quite modern as well in blue plastic with the play.com logo just to show off ;) I would say the speed is fast around 13 MB/s for r/w. I used to to hold some cell block h and music and the capacity was adequate and defiantly great for the money

  Best value

| | See all BrianDurex's reviews (7)

I recently corrupted my play.com 16gb usb, which has been with me pretty much everywhere (since Jan 09). It had a good run, though it'd still be alive if I didn't knock it out during a transfer lol. There's only one solution left, which is of course, buy another! Can't fault the Play.com sticks, the quality and value for money is phenominal

  So so

| | See all saunders08's reviews (3)

Bought in May as my husband was nagging me to buy one, I ordered this as it was cheaper than other brands. It stopped working in Aug after infrequent usage, awaiting play.com to replace. Hopefully just one of those things ;o)

  Size matters

| | See all Tanjo3000's reviews (5)

After reading other customer reviews I decided to set the record straight regarding the reduction in size.

The size reported of 16GB is the total unformatted size. Formatting is done as a simulated floopy disk style where a disk has tracks and sectors. Each track has formatting information as do each sector. Each disk also uses a sector for telling the OS how the disk is structured, how much space is on it and how many sectors are used per file block. Then there are all the sectors used to tell the OS where all the files start and where the parts of the files are stored on the disk. The file storage data is also duplicated!

All this information needs actual physical data space too. So with a 16GB drive, all this formatting data and OS system data takes up the 1.2GB that users see as missing from the 16GB specified.

Flash drive manufacturers use the correct method for calculating the overall size based on binary (base 2 maths). So 16GB is 16x1024MB, 1MB = 1024KB etc.

Unfortunately, harddisk (HD) manufacturers use the misleading 1GB = 1000MB etc. which makes the size of the HD seem higher than it actually is, so you generally see a bigger drop in size once a HD is formatted because the OS reports the size based on 1GB = 1024MB etc.

I hope this clears up any misunderstanding.