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Why are these USB flash priced so-o-o far apart?

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  1. Alex Ethridge

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    Big difference in Read & Write speed ...
    Most have very slow Write Speeds ... Write speed not specified in the Samsung ????
    The Sandisc is equivalent to a USB external enclosure with a SSD.

    I use a USB external with a SSD for transferring video files between computers ...
    and working on the videos in the external.
    This work would take way too long in a normal (Slow) USB flash.
    The Sandisc would be nice if it didn’t cost about 4x the price of an equivalent size SSD for my external enclosure.
     
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  3. Alex Ethridge

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    I didn't know that two USB 3.1 storage devices could be so far apart in speed. I assumed that since both were USB 3.1, they would be at least close in read-write speeds.
     
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    Also .... Read speed is no indication of Write speed.
    Beware if both not specified.

    You might have figured this out, (Like I did :D) ...
    If you Frequently Read/Write huge HD video files to/from flash.
    (I can feel the need for Speed :D)

    Digital Still cameras also function faster with a good mem card ... (Write speed)
    I just ordered one of these ...
    In a couple days, I'll know how it it improves my Point and Shoot camera.
     
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    I recently got this tablet and am looking for a connect-when-needed external storage. I'm looking for an affordable pocketable solution with as much speed as I can pack in at reasonable cost.

    Yes, I've been using sites like this to help me select SD cards for my cameras for about the last three years.

    I got two of these for my Lumix DC-GH5 camera. Speed mattered very much in it.

    I got two Sandisk High Endurance cards for my dash cams. Speed wasn't as important as endurance on those.

    And from my past experiences and research, when a seller leaves out an important specification (like write speed in this case), they are likely up to something sinister.
     
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    I recently got this tablet and am looking for a connect-when-needed external storage. I'm looking for an affordable pocketable solution with as much speed as I can pack in at reasonable cost.

    Yes, I've been using sites like this to help me select SD cards for my cameras for about the last three years.

    I got two of these for my Lumix DC-GH5 camera. Speed mattered very much in it.

    I got two Sandisk High Endurance cards for my dash cams. Speed wasn't as important as endurance on those.

    And from my past experiences and research, when a seller leaves out an important specification (like write speed in this case), they are likely up to something sinister.
     
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    I recently got this tablet and am looking for a connect-when-needed external storage. I'm looking for an affordable pocketable solution with as much speed as I can pack in at reasonable cost.

    Yes, I've been using sites like this to help me select SD cards for my cameras for about the last three years.

    I got two of these for my Lumix DC-GH5 camera. Speed mattered very much in it.

    I got two Sandisk High Endurance cards for my dash cams. Speed wasn't as important as endurance on those.

    And from my past experiences and research, when a seller leaves out an important specification (like write speed in this case), they are likely up to something sinister.
     
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    You've got some interesting info above

    For the cost considerations .. I'd suggest a SSD (Laptop) Enclosure with a SSD.
    I have an older version enclosure for my old SSDs.

    I've been worried about SSD TWB endurance ... (because I was using a SSD in XP without trim)
    I have have started moving to a Samsung 260 for the OS in my W7 computers ...
    Because they advertised TBW Endurance improvements .

    But the endurance TBW specs are hard to find .. or not specified.
    I've been wondering about this HP
     
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