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PNY - Elite Turbo Attache 4 16GB USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive - Black/Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 4008 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Quality and Sale Price

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    james114
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    I was looking for a small (by today's standards) flash drive. This PNY unit was on sale and was USB 3.0. The comparable SanDisk at the same price point is still only USB 2.0. I have several PNY drives in this shell of different sizes, and it seems to be a good performer and dissipates heat well. I wish the printing on the unit was larger to make the SIZE more easily seen at a glance. When you have 16gb, 64gb and 128gb thumb drives in the exact same case, it makes it annoying when the size is printed so much smaller than the PNY logo. At least the printing is a high contrast color (white) unlike San Disk who prints grey text on black. I've docked one star because I would never purchase this if it wasn't on sale. Since they seem to be on sale every-other week, then I really believe they should just lower the price and be done with the 'false sale' pricing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Usb 4 Portable Apps

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    Larry1974
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    I got this usb in the store as I am an avid sale and clearance watcher as far as usb's are concerned, who wants to pay double or more on the price when you can find name brand sale and clearance ones. I originally got the 3.0 Pony usb for storing portable apps since the entire app suite can use up 6-14gb. It performed well for installing onto as well as running the app suite. I had no problem formating. For anyone not familiar with portable apps, it is a great way to cut down on I installed programs as they slow down the Pc and you have basically an entire Pc worth of software that you can take anywhere and use on most Pc's without leaving files or installing resource hogging utilities onto a friend or coworkers pc. I used this in a way that would slow down Inferior usb's and it did better than sandisk cruise in this application on my HP Pavillion. I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Flash Drive!

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    SpeedyDoggy
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    I originally purchase the Pny Turbo 16GB USB 3.0 flash drive to us as a recovery drive for a new laptop purchase. It was on sale at an incredible price at the time and so I purchased it without knowing anything about the brand. I was not displeased. While I generally store my documents in the cloud, I find this an excellent tool for when I know I'm going to be working on files without Internet access, or in a location where I don't want to expose my laptop to the network or Internet. It is compact, stylish, fast and highly functional. I now have several flash drives. Not only would I recommend this, but I have repurchased Pny USB 3.0 flash drives for myself. This is a great portable flash drive—excellent for school and business use.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and effective

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    Swarm57
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    I tend to go through a lot of thumb drives. They are the modern equivalent of floppy disks. I give them out and rarely get them returned. Typically, I'm trying to share just a few large files that wouldn't be easily transferred via email so the 16GB size is perfect (many emails have a limit far below that for attachments. So when I go into the store, I'm looking for the cheapest with a form factor that wouldn't get lost (seriously, some of these are too small to conveniently manage). Then I buy 10 of them and within a few months they're gone. If that's the function you're looking for, this product fits the bill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just what looking for.

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    Tizeye
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    Not too small and didn't need 32 GB or higher. Had a project where scanned parent's and giving the digital files to parent's and siblings. Had plenty of DVD's that could burn them to but this is far more flexible as can re-arrange files into different groups. Couldn't do that with DVD or if set up as slideshow presentation. This is the USB 3.0 version which my closest store(s) didn't have but was enroute to parents. Always expand out search if closest store indicates out of stock. Got a USB 2.0 version at the closest store so I knew 4 GB was good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok storage but not great speed

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    sexton
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    I had family visiting and we were exchanging pictures and videos and I needed something they could take with them so I purchased 3 of these PNY 16GB USB 3.0 flash drives. I am giving them 3 stars because they are 16GB of storage. However, burst write speeds were only just a little better than USB 2 specifications and sustained write speeds were no better than USB 2. Also, the drives got very warm, approaching hot, when writing more than 4GB at a time. This was the case for all 3 drives. If you are looking for inexpensive portable storage, these will work. Look elsewhere for USB 3 speeds.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

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    bob11111111111111
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    Good price with confidence with the Stanley Folding Utility Knife. It features a quick-change fixed blade and durable and lightweight aluminum design. It is also compatible with standard utility and hook blades and includes a stainless steel belt clip, so you can keep it close by. The aluminum design is durable and lightweight, allowing you to work without fatiguing your hands. No matter the project, this Stanley knife is a handy accessory to have on hand. It also comes complete with a standard one-year

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth the extra $ for the speed!!

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    ButtercupODoom
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    I made this purchase because I frequently transfer large files and device settings using a thumb drive for work. The few extra $$ it costed me for 3.0 vs. 2.0 was SOOO worth it. Fast and to the point. The ONLY draw back with this product is that I wish there was a more secure way of locking the port into position (enclosed within or extended out of the plastic slide). Sometimes, when pushing the drive into a port, the plastic sleeve will slide forward causing me to have to repeat the action. Other than this minor quorum I'm completely satisfied!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Transferring content off PS4

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    Torey
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    I purchased this mainly to be able to transfer any captured footage or Screen shots off my PS4 and as video footage can be big my 2.0 USB drives would take hours. so i finally took the plunge and looked up some 3,0 drives can came to this one as the best one to purchase for the buck. So far it has been GREAT i have been able to transfer 15 min videos and Screen shots in a matter of minutes intstead of hours. i highly recommend you purchase a 3.0 Drive if you plan on keeping any footage from your PLaystation 4 and transferin it to a computer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for the price

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    Cheerwhiner
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    Was on sale for $6.99 and for that price, pretty hard to beat. Most drives in this price range would be USB 2.0. My purpose was to have a boot drive for Windows installation and all updated drivers for hardware. USB 3.0 for this really cuts down installation times. Couldn't be happier with this drive for that need and the price paid. These are probably out of stock in most stores, they had none left on the "same day the ad printed when I went back to see if I could snag another one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Low price USB3

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    Sherm
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    It does exactly what you would expect from a USB flash drive. There is no cap to get lost because the case slides down over the USB type A connector. It is average size therefore it won't get lost as easily as some of the smaller ones do. Mine is 16 GB, which is great for day to day usage for documents, software, or operating systems but don't expect to be able to backup your entire music library or smartphone. The price is a real bargain for the versatility of this flash drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    corrupted on first use

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    johnny
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    on my first use i wanted to transfer some pictures from one computer to the next. after copying the files and opening on the destination computer the drive gave me read only access errors. So i tried to reformat the drive but neither windows nor osx are able to access the drive. the same error pops up. as it turns out it lloks like PNY has had this issue with their USB drives. There's something w the firmware that doesnt work. Ive contacted PNY but I'm yet to hear anything.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great device at an unbeatable price!!!

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    GRITSHouTX
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    I’m not the most tech savvy person so, needless to say, I did not know thumb drives had variable download/upload speeds. This 3.0 drive processes much faster than, what I now know are 2.0 drives I’ve used. And the price!!..bought all the drives on the shelf at the discounted $5 price tag. My only complaint is that the device tends to collapse on itself when you go to insert it in the USB port. Meh, at $5 for 16 GB of storage, WHO CARES! #worthit

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough for what I needed it for

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    Plex
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    I bought several of these for making recovery backups of some Windows 10 laptops. I got them when they were on sale for a good price. I like that they have an activity light on them so that you can see when they are in operation. There were only two negatives that I found that weren't a big deal to me. The protective guard was hard to slide back, and the end isn't covered to keep the dust out when the protective guard is up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Flash Drive at a great price

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    tvtechguy
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    PNY - Elite Turbo Attache 4 16GB USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive - Black/Gray ---> Works great and holds tons of images and documents. Love using them to transfer files, documents and pictures to other laptops, desktops and from home to my workplace. Also use them to keep all my subject files arranged in subject topics. Like sport, travel, business documents, etc.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good n Fast

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    Neil
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    4 stars for plastic. Would have been 5 for something more durable. I use ethOS off of this for mining. Works perfect. No lag for using a lightweight OS off of it. If you have a USB 2.0 port on your computer, don't expect 3.0 speeds from this. It's backwards compatible though. That means it works in 2.0 ports but won't get the faster speeds. For all you non "techies" out there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good usb

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    Thirds
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    s: Small size but with giant capacity There is a LED light No cover to lose, its a slider cover where the cover slides down to protect the usb adapter USB 3.0 / 128GB at a great price Cons: Plastic I did 2 tests with Lan speed test writing and reading a 100MB file On USB2.0 port on my dell xps, I get: ~24MB/s Write ~27MB/s Read On Macbook Pro USB 3.0, I get: ~80MB/s write ~192MB/s read

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    it works but a little bit slow

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    electronicsreview
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    It's a big, relatively slow flash drive. It works well and I filled it to capacity and read back to make sure it is legit. My only minor issue with it is that it detects slowly. Most flash drives (even my 64GB PNY Attache) detect right away and are usable within a 5 seconds of being plugged in. This one takes about 10 seconds, then windows shows a dialog about installing it, and 20-30 seconds after it is plugged in you can use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My Standard Flash Drive

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    BDub1300
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    I have this device in several different flavors (16, 32, 64, 128) and use at least one of them daily. Everything from installing operating systems at work to carrying around music and applications. I have a couple of them BitLocker encrypted using the newer method (Win10 or higher) and have had no issues using it across several machines. If you're tired of plugging in a portable hard drive just to retrieve a single file, these USB 3.0 flash drives are your relief.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality, high resolution

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    FX350
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    Although the setup process took a little bit of time (they walk you thru them), the end result was excellent. The only problem is when designating the source like ant, cable, sat, etc. There were two definitions for cable but just hit remote source and you are there. The quality and response were great. As soon as you hit on button, it is on, no warm up required. We are very pleased with this purchase. Wife wanted a white TV, good luck finding one, we did with LG.

    I would recommend this to a friend