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PNY - Attaché 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Black

Model: P-FD128ATT4-GESKU: 5577085

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2804 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good overall reliable flash drive

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    NYYFan57
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    Bought the flash drive on a sale special primarily to store photos and videos taken with my digital camera. In today's market, you should avoid paying more than 50 cents per gigabyte for any flash drive. If the rate is higher, wait for a sale. Actual capacity of this flash drive is 127,966,150,656 bytes, which is why I gave this product only an average rating for capacity. My rating is based on an apples-to-apples approach. Naturally, if you compare this product to some 16 GB drive, it has all the space in the world! The good rating given for performance is based on a combination of speed and smoothness of data transfer. I did a trial run of copying a large file (1.52 GB) from my computer's hard drive to the unit. The initial transfer rate was sluggish (~ 3.5 MB/sec) but quickly increased to a level maximum of about 11.3 MB/sec. While this is better than the typical I've witnessed for moving data to and from flash drives, it pales when compared to the rate I've seen for moving a big file to my Passport USB hard drive (average maximum about 67 MB/sec; have seen it peak at about 80MB/sec). The data transfer was very smooth. Try to avoid storing small files on this PNY. While the flash drive will hold them just fine, it's a highly inefficient use of this unit. Regardless of size, small files will take up a minimum of 32,768 bytes of space. You can reformat the unit to reduce the minimum (say 4,096 bytes), but you will pay the price in a slower transfer speed and longer time for your computer to read and recognize the drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    a much better attache design than the previous

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    james114
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    I have several attache models from over the years. This newest model has become thinner, and the sliding sleeve is also thinner plastic with a better catch design. My older attach models have become harder to open/close as the plastic has warped from heat generated by usage. This design might not warp as badly. The slight indent at the rear I guess is to make pulling it out of the usb port easier- it doesn't. I purchased usb 2 solely because the device the unit was targeted to only supports usb 2 (raspberry pi 2b). It is slow, because it's only 2.0, but if you can catch them on sale, the price difference between 2.0 and 3.0 tends to be less than 10 dollars. I'd buy 3.0 only, if not for the quirk of this units planned usage. I have had fair-to-good luck with PNY flash drives. They work well, but are not as fast as the SanDisk models that are direct competitors. That said, they are also a few dollars cheaper on average so it's really a personal choice. I never buy any flash drive that isn't on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Taking the place of a larger back-up external HD

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    scoops639
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    I was transferring data from an external hard drive compatible with my older Mac laptop to my new computer, which is a touch-screen PC running Windows 8. I ran into trouble with compatibility so had to use the old laptop as the mid-point between the old external and this jump drive. It held everything that I needed and the transfer completed pretty quickly, all involved hardware considered. The only thing that I'm not crazy about with this jump is that the thicker part on the end (opposite the PNY logo) moves back/retracts to reveal the USB connector. It caused a little worry that it could malfunction or cause wear more quickly than a removable top or flip-top. I won't be using it that much, since it's more for archiving, and maybe that's a good thing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really good price for the size of the product

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    Kyera
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    It does take a while for files to be moved to the device (I just added a number of movies from my computer to the device and it took about three hours for it to finish). As long as this is an extra flash drive that maybe you carry when you travel and want access to your movies, books, music, etc then you will be very happy with this product. If it is your daily flash drive, you might find that it is too slow for your liking. It also has a plastic sliding case over it, which is difficult to slide. A number of times it has gotten stuck and today is the first day I opened the product. If you don't want to slide it over the usb to "protect" it, then you don't have to worry. If you do like that feature, it might become frustrating. As I paid $35 for this, it was worth the money. I do not think I would pay much more for it though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    128GB for $60, can't beat that!

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    AWBrown
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    This thing is a BEAST in the sense of storage space. 128GB USB for 60$ can't be beaten. If you want a USB that can hold this much let me tell you, GET IT TODAY! The only two issues I have with this drive are: 1) It's a PNY (not a PNY fan ew...but totally irrelevant so ignore this! ) 2) USB 2.0 not a 3.0. Meaning, it doesn't matter if you are transferring a total of 128GB on to it or what...will still take forever. 20GB will take you about two hours, so 120GB logically will take you about... half a day topos ONLY half a day yeah! I would suggest this to a friend though purely due to the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not for Wii U storage

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    Mamanichols
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    So this product was fine and worked at first as extra game storage for my kids' Wii U, but then it started throwing error codes and saying the content downloaded was corrupt. After speaking to a Nintendo tech we found out that flash drives are not recommended, and rather to buy an external storage device w/it's own power source. Apparently it works at first then bogs down the Wii U because it sucks power from it. So, nothing wrong w/this product just not what we needed. Also, I was assured that it WOULD work by Best Buy when I picked it up in store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Flash Drive

    Posted
    SteveMitchell
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    It is a basic USB flash drive, that is formatted in FAT32 and even though it is 128 GB, only gives you 115 GB of storage. which is less than Scandisk. But I bought it because it was 2.0 and I want to use it for an older machine. The real test for any flash drive is how long will it last, and as of now, I cannot say because it is doing just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect amount of space, on my keychain

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    TAMMANYtechs
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    It's fast, reliable and tough. I use and carry this with me daily. I say it tough because it has a slide protector that stays in place so I don't have to worry about it at all. At 128 GB, if you need to transfer/store date it usually can handle it. I say usually because if you transfer/store more than 128 GB you should probably use another device. The only knock I have is I had to find a little key ring to put this on my keychain

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bad experience, flash drive is defective

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    moondog53
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    I bought the usb drive on 1/28/2014. A week later I tried to use it. After about 10 GB of usage, the drive would not accept any more files. It kept giving me a write-protected error message. I can't delete the files already on it and I can't format the drive. Unfortunately I can't return it because of the private and sensitive nature of those files. Altogether a very bad experience. I've never encounter this kind of problem with a usb drive before.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good USB for the price.

    Posted
    Tempest
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    Note: at the time of writing this item was available for $20. Pros: - Price - Slide-in cover - Storage capacity Cons: - No instructions on how properly use the slide-in in cover - Below average write speeds Readily available alternative products: - SanDisk Cruzer 128GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive https://tinyurl.com/hcdsp35 - SanDisk Ultra Fit 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive https://tinyurl.com/glxakgk

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Meets Requirements

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    CollegeStudent489
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    I am college student which requires downloading, saving, and creating a ton of documents so the storage space is a good feature for me. Other than that it is a USB so it does what USB's are supposed to do. I don't pay much attention to 2.0 vs 3.0 because if you ask me you really can't tell the difference so why spend a lot more for a 3.0 that has and meets the same functions as the 2.0.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Multipurpose Flash Drive

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    WhySteveNY
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    I originally intended to purchase the same size flash drive from another manufacturer. This drive was on sale at my local Best Buy and figured I would give it a shot. The drive function perfectly well. Data transfer speeds were fast and error-free. I plugged this drive into my television and was able to watch the video files I transferred seamlessly. Great buy and may purchase a few more to have on hand.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of storage!

    Posted
    nerdingbirding
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    I use this to back up important pictures while I am working on projects that need to be fail proof. I use it for weddings and large data events that I need to transfer a bunch of photos. It is nice to have the space to move the data without bringing my laptop or desktop to a second location. I think that it is very convenient and portable. It has enough space for everything I have needed to move and more so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Plenty of space but very slow USB 2.0 speed

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    wildbilltx
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    I've been using this for storing Mp3's for my Jeep Grand Cherokee car stereo. So far it works fine this summer in 100+ degree temperatures. But it's very slow USB 2,0 speed is a big disappointment when transferring a bunch of files to it. Shop around and you'll find USB 3.0 128gb flashdrives for a similar price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Bad for Just $21!

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    Mikejay
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    This drive is a tad slow, but it is compatible with both old and new technology. I can move files easily between my main laptop and the one I use for backup. Plus, it slides inside its cover (like a turtle), so you won't worry about losing the cap. With all this room, it's a nice complement to an external hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Big, slow, and cheap

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    james
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    got this on sale for $20 and love having 128GB worth of backups handy all the time, makes bringing a huge media collection around everywhere super easy. i use this mostly to offload photos, videos, and backups from my 128GB Nexus 6P. It's worth noting this guy is pretty slow since it's USB 2.0, so if you are in a hurry and want to copy a ton of files it will annoy you how slow it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great drive for the Money

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    Bob95fxdl
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    It was hard to beat the price this PNY flash drive. I formatted it then immediately and then started doing a backup of my laptop's hard drive. Took a little while copying files, since I had so many to back up. I did notice the flash drive got a little warm by the time the process was complete. Aside from that, no issues. A great value.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flash! Bam! Alakazam!

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    MrWilmotProviso
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    I was walking along minding my business under an orange colored sky, when ... Flash! Bam! Alakazam! I realized I needed something to store many gigs of memory. It was then that the yellow and blue Best Buy sign literally hit me in the eye, and I realized therewithin lay the solution to my flash drive needs. Best Buy, you're the best (bye!).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Alot of space but extremely slow

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    emmekel
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    Purchased this item to provide another backup for my iPhoto library and it completed the backup just fine but it took about 10 hours to transfer 70GB of data. I wouldn't recommend for any business function but for an additional backup option it does what it is supposed to....eventually.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Functional

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    stiegy
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    The drive has enough volume and speed for my needs. The only reason I only gave it 4 stars is I have had connection problems in the past with PNY and haven't used this one enough to know if it will start to exhibit the same problem (hope not). I had this problem with 5 other PNY devices. The low sale price won me over.

    I would recommend this to a friend