Bytestor 1GB USB2 Flash Pen drive
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- 1BG USB 2.0 Flash Pen Drive.
- The new portable hard-drive for your PC or MAC
- Transfer data between computers using the USB sockets
- Back-up those important files, the perfect partner for your laptop
- Up to 40X faster than USB 1.1 (when connected to a USB 2.0 compliant system)
- Backward compatible with USB 1.1 systems (Will run at USB1.1 speed)
- Fits on to your key ring.
- Password protection (Windows)
- 2-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty
- The perfect gift for anyone with a computer.
- Complete with FREE neck-strap and USB extension lead (saves reaching for the USB sockets on the rear of your PC)
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ByteStor USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Forget your floppies, CD's and Zip Drives to transfer data between computers. The new ByteStor Flash Pen Drive makes data transfer a breeze. USB 2.0 is up to 40x faster than USB1.1 (approx)
Insert the Flash Drive a computer's USB Socket;Drag and drop files data, image, sound or any type of file onto the Flash Drive and then remove the Flash Drive ( The drive shows up with the next available drive letter)
Insert the Flash Drive into another computer and all the files can be accessed instantly.It couldn't be easier. No Drivers are needed (except for Windows 98)
Transfer data between school/office and home with ease;Move large files- A 128MB Flash Pen Drive will replace 88 floppies!;Got a laptop ? What will you do if the hard-drive fails ? - Backup all those important files on a ByteStor USB Flash Drive.;Presentations, spreadsheets etc can be run straight from the drive . No need to copy them to your hard-drive.;The perfect gift for anyone that owns a computer
Top Customer Reviews
Copying files is very quick and painless, being plug and play on windows 2000/xp you just plug it in and start moving files to the new removeable drive that appears. With this pen drive I found copying an 800mb divx movie via USB2 to or from a pc took about 2mins. Transfering the file on a computer that doesn't have USB2 took over 12minutes.
The extension cord is very useful if you only have USB ports at the back of your computer - or if you have something else plugged into an adjoining port. I found it impossible to plug the drive directly into my laptop without unplugging something else.
Finally I would definately recommend going for a 1Gb drive rather than 128mb or 256mb - the extra space comes in so handy (especially being able to copy entire divx movies which are often larger than can fit on a single cd) and more than justifies the price.
After buying a ByteStor 128MB flash pen drive for a friend last Christmas (she says it's one of her favourite computing accessories) I opted for this particular manufacturer and their 1GB model.
The good points are;
1) 1GB (well not quite due to the Microsoft OS),
2) USB 2.0 making the saving and loading of files rather quick,
3) Software security (If you use this feature you MUST remember your password or the drive will automatically format itself.)
The bad points are;
1) It has a rather bulky form (a bit like me) so connecting it to a recess USB sockets may prove a bit of a problem on some computers but don't worry as an extension USB cable is provided.
2) Since this is really a two in one drive, once plugged in, your PC will asign a floppy disk drive letter A: or B: depending on your PC's configuration. This in itself is not a bad idea really but you do have to remember to unplug it if you have to reboot your PC.
All in all it is a good devise and one I would recommend to anyone.
The bytestar 1gb flash drive is also a LOT cheaper than other 1gb flash drives on the market (ive seen some for £400!) So if you are looking for a device that can hold a large amount of data, for a good price, look no further!
It needs no setup with windows ME or XP, just plug in and go.
There is no installation required for most windows versions, and it even works under linux.
Maybe it's just me, but the case seems to give the impression that you dont want to drop this on something solid though - it just 'sounds' flimsy when I put it down on the desk.
Otherwise I like this kit, and it would have had the full 5 stars apart from my concerns about the case.
Slight downside is that it has a slightly bulky case which can make it difficult fitting into USB ports that are angled flush to the PC case (as with some Dells) or next to another USB port that is being used. They get round that though by providing an extension cable which will allow it to fit.
All-in-all the best value Pen drive around.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Wow! 1GB. Imagine all the stuff I can put on there.
Seriously, I bought this years ago. I bet no one buys these now. Read more
i've had mine about 2 years and it's always worked with pretty much no problems, the only bad thing i could say about it is that sometimes it doesn't register on a mac, but just... Read morePublished on 21 Jun. 2007 by Mr P Ness
Works fast and efficiently, but if using with a laptop, the depth of it may mean that the connection is not secure, and may be pushed out of place by the lid of the computer.Published on 22 Aug. 2006 by J. Worgan
i bought this USB pen for £30 which is quite dear for a USB pen, hoping it would work with no problems at all. i tried it at home and had no problems with it. Read morePublished on 14 Jun. 2006 by Mr. Andrew P. Yates
I have exactly the same problem as the earlier reviewer. The capacitor has broken off inside the device and it is now useless as is the significant amount of data contained within... Read morePublished on 20 May 2006 by Doubleaux
This has done exactly what I wanted it to do; it's got bags of space, for a very reasonable cost. Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2006 by scratch
i too have had this item just under a year and it doesnt work anymore. after taking it apart to see why i found the capacitor on the inside of it had come off. Read morePublished on 8 Mar. 2006
I've been using this item for just under a year and, until a few days ago, it was working perfectly.
Then my PC didn't recognise it. Read more
hey. The USB works well...that i agree. just one major querry...The size is too big. With the new technologies of very small USB's, am afraid to show off mine. Read morePublished on 20 Feb. 2006