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PNY - Elite Turbo Attache 4 64GB USB 3.0 Type A Flash Drive - Black/Gray-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 3991 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    EXCELLENT QUICK PORTABLE STORAGE

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    Spizzarri
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    This flash drive is a very good storage solution for large files. These days the multi-Terabyte hard drives store massive amounts of data. You still need to back it up once in a while, in case of a hard drive failure. This device is a good solution. Even the huge video or ZIP files, 5Gb or larger, can be easily stored on this flash drive. Just remember to format it in NTFS. The good old FAT32 can't handle the big chunks. I've seen the other reviewers' comments about data getting corrupted. Well, when you're dealing with GIGABYTES of data being copied you need to be patient. It's not a hard drive. It happened to me too but then I've learned I need to wait until the red LED in the unit stops flashing. It may say on you screen "the copying finished" but there's still some activity happening. You should pull the flash drive out when that LED stops blinking. "Patience, grasshopper"

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Meets expectations

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    Mike459
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    My desktop PC recently had an overnight update pushed by the manufacturer. It took nearly two hours to boot upon completion and i was frightened that i had probably lost all of my clients information that i need for work. Once it booted i needed another option to keep my files safe. I moved all of my important documents to the USB 3.0 thumb drive and i can now sleep at night knowing that their information will be safe if my system ever crashes unexpectedly. It’s transfers information lightning fast and performs flawlessly. Never any issues and my documents are saved safely and quickly allowing me to rest assured that my information is protected and not in a cloud somewhere. I would highly recommend this particular unit to anyone seeking a cost effective alternative to cloud storage. Since I’m only saving PDF files, it takes up relatively little space and i back my information up every couple of months to be on the safe side. If your pc has slow boot issues and you don’t need a lot of space, this would be a low cost effective option to safeguarding your information.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth the Price!!

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    solarpm
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    About Me: 30 yr old advanced Windows PC user, student, video game and simulation programmer. * OS PNY 64GB USB is used on mostly * Microsoft Windows 7 32bit 2.10 GHz Pentium Dual Core Processor, using only USB 2.0 ports to connect the thumb drive to the OS. Since I my OS does not support USB 3.0 I cannot provide a comment or specs pertaining to USB 3.0 transfer rates. [ PROS ] - great price! Item was listed during on Cyber Monday for $26.00. - plenty of stock readily available - fast transfer/write rate between devices when using USB 2.0. Device averages transfer rates between 8MB to 16MG per second for USB 2.0 - Manufacturer claims device is 10x faster than USB 2.0 when using USB 3.0. However I cannot certify or provide speculative feedback. Most every other USB 2.0 sticks have read/write rate is 3MB to 6MB. - The device functions similar to a lipstick tube. Requires user to pull back covering to expose the port plug. - 1 yr limited warranty [ CONS ] - product registration not available - extended warranty not available - data loss not able to be insured - limited product replacement policy (applies only to device malfunction) and not user failure if manufacturer deems user caused the product to malfunction.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    This drive corrupted on both Windows and Mac

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    SoldierBoy
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    This drive wasted two hours of my time, and corrupted itself repeatedly on both Windows and Mac. I started out just trying to copy some photos onto it for a friend on Mac. It disconnected after two files were copied. I tried again with a whole bunch of methods like restarting or waiting. The drive even ejected itself while I was waiting! It became increasingly corrupted, even changing its name and the files on it to gibberish. I thought: maybe it's just a Mac issue. No! The flash drive behaved even worse on Windows. It was so serious that Windows 10 could not even repair the disk. After a long period of freezing, I was finally able to reformat the drive on Windows 10. After trying again to copy some files to it, the entire corruption process started again. This flash drive is not reliable at all. I'm taking it back for a refund, not an exchange.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Decently Fast

    Posted
    Nomisuke
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    First and foremost, it's important to realize that you MUST have a USB 3.0 port on your device for this flash drive to operate at full capacity. On a system with an M.2 solid state drive running 16GB of RAM and an i5 7600K processor I can achieve 45 MBps (megaBYTES, not megaBITS) read/write speeds, which is just fine for me. That's about 85% of the speed at which information transfers from one harddrive to another within my system. I save a system backup image on this flash drive every week which is 45 GB in size and it takes no more then 18 minutes. This used to take several hours using an external storage drive

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I received excellent advise.

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    OldPhotographer
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    I bought a 64gb drive & it's possibly the most horrible one in the pile. (I have 10-20 thumb drives laying around.) I run several computers, both PC and Mac & it's still easier to transfer files via thumb drive. The PNY takes forever to format, is slower than any of my old USB2 drives and was unreadable on two occasions. If I were closer to the store I would have returned it. (The kid told me, don't rely on PNY. OTOH, I have a 10+ year old, aluminum 4gb on my key chain that is still going strong. (Edit away. It's refreshing to tell the truth.)

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Needed For User Backups When Hurricane Irma Hit

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    peanut3697
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    As part of our immediate needs for Hurricane Irma prep, 2 days before the hurricane was scheduled to get us our upper IT management decided that I must go out and buy thumb drives for people to backup their data onto as needed regardless of the fact that they never felt the need to invest in a sufficient backup solution in the past 15 years I've been with the company. But I went out and bought the drives. None were used at all! Weeks after the hurricane came and went, I had a need to use some thumb drives to make bootable Windows 10 USB sticks. These drives worked perfectly for what I needed them for! I'd highly recommend these for backup or bootable thumb drives!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Chuck
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    PNY makes several different qualities of their USB flash drives, this style is the more durable one, you can tell just when you hold it that the plastic is higher quality than the compact version. I have had multiple sizes of these the main reason for buying this one was to have a USB 3.0 flash drive as I got tired of how slow it was taking to transfer files on a 2.0. This thing is fast, super durable and I paid a great price when I got it on sale. As I'm writing this review I see it is on sale for even cheaper than when I bought it, considering picking up a 128GB one to compliment this. Either way great product that works exactly as it should and even exceeded my expectations for a flash drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Got a great deal on 64 GB

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    Troy1972
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    I felt I needed a few more gigabytes of removable storage recently. I had a really well-built 2 GB thumb drive made by SanDisk. Compared with the recent releases of plastic feeling jump drives that had more than 4 GB of storage, this was a star. However, I was running out of space with all my college stuff taking up so much of it. I went to Best Buy with my reward certificate looking to get a new jump drive. I found this one on the rack for $19.99 on sale, but it was in the wrong spot. I was given the $19.99 price anyway, minus my $5 certificate. Overall, it does the job it was made to do and has loads of storage. I wish I would've seen one with a microUSB connector for my phone, but that isn't that essential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worked, but may not be compatible with all USB 3.0

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    dnstek
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    I bought this PNY drive along with some others as an extra to use for some general data transfer tasks, wanting the USB 3.0 speed upgrade to help move my tasks along--and it certainly didn't hurt that they were on sale at the time. But when I got the drive, the speed was hardly better than USB 2.0. After comparing speeds between this one and other drives of the same size and type, but of a different brand, there was just too much difference to justify keeping the PNY. I still like the PNY brand, and would recommend trying it on your system if it's on sale, as I think the issues I had were due to compatibility with my system, not any problem with the drive itself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

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    JainaEowyn
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    Okay, I'll start by saying that I have no problem with the drive itself. It's worked great - quick and efficient. However, today I needed to check and see how much space was left on it... and when I checked the Properties, it said it had a 31.9GB (aka 32GB) capacity. WHAT IN THE WORLD?! I bought a 64GB flash drive, and it SAYS 64GB on the drive itself, yet it has a 32GB capacity? Not okay. At all. I even formatted it, thinking that maybe it somehow created a partition - nothing. Still got a 32GB capacity. Maybe I'm missing something obvious? I don't know. It's still a good drive, but it isn't at all what it was represented to be. Hence the 1 star review.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great bargain but no built in encryption

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    EddieChipotle
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    I purchased this directly from a store and was told at the time of purchase that it had built in encryption software. It didn't, obviously, when I went to first use it but I was able to format it with BitLocker without any issues. My only complaint and the reason it only gets 4 stars and not 5 is that I wish the protective cover covered the very end of the USB plug. When fully down, it still leaves several millimeters of the USB plug exposed. That makes me a bit concerned about long-term durability and the potential for damage to the "business" end of it, especially if you are tossing this into a bag regularly. For the price and storage size though, can't beat it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible

    Posted
    nodiofile

    I caught this thing on a deep sale price, with a $10 rewards credit, I ended up paying three bucks for 64GB. My first PC had a 200MB hard drive that I paid hundreds extra for! 64GB seems to be the sweet spot in price/capacity right now. That's half the size of some of the SSDs you'll find out there, so a great way to add capacity to a low-end machine. Stick this in a ChromeBook, and you almost have a real computer! I use it for moving files between machines. I get read speeds or around 100MB/s for large transfers. Write speeds are much slower, around 20MB/s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Notch

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    Nancho
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    I grabbed this flash drive after standing about half an hours in front of the display where they kept all the flash drives, just reading and comparing one to the another. Finally I picked this out due to the price tag which seemed highly reasonable for the capacity it offers. I took this puppy home and put about 63gb worth of media for a relative's entertainment purposes. After testing it and noticing the simplicity of the item, I actually recommended this same item to 2 friends and they went ahead and purchased them. So far everybody is really happy with these drives. Can't go wrong. 3 out of 3 happy customers. 5 star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's the same as buying the sandisk Flash Drive

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    Robert
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    BestBuy rotates between discounting the sandisk flash drive and the PNY flash drive. While the price of all sizes of flashdrives keep going lower and lower, the difference between pny and sandisk prices vary wildly from week to week. A sandisk flash drive might go for twice as much as a similar size pny one week and the next week, the sandisk is selling for half the price as the pny. The quality of the drives appear to be similar, but you should make sure you are not buying a flash drive that is a USB2. USB3 drives transfer data up to 10 time faster than USB2 drives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great USB 3.0 for the price

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    YepThatGuy
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    I was looking for a pen drive to put music on so I could have some back up music in the car. I figured I might as well go with a USB 3.0 pen drive. It works great, transfers data to and from at a decent rate, and as of yet have not had any issues. I've also used it to transfer videos from one computer to another (other computer doesn't have internet access) and this makes it a lot less painful to transfer larger amounts of data. There are other USB 3.0 drives that have faster read/write speeds but I found that for the price this was and for the use I was going to have for it, it works perfectly. I would recommend this product to others. Or items similar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sturdy and small

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    TheAstronomyDude
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    What can you say about a flash drive? Not too much, actually. However, this one is a standout. I needed a flash drive to transfer some large files, so I went with this flash drive for its USB 3.0 interface and the memory size. When I received it, I was impressed by the build quality, its small physical size, and its transfer speed. Large files move quickly across the USB 3.0 interface to and from this drive. No stalls, no burps, just smooth, quick transfers. That was what I needed, and this little flash drive does exactly that, and more. I would recommend this to anyone that needs a great, quick, sturdy little flash drive. I have found none better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Greatest picture/video space saving tool

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    renotann
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    I have hundreds of pictures and files, all loading up my 'cloud' subscription to the point they wanted me to upgrade to more Gigs and costs of course. This little device ultimately saves me money and has more room to file away all I want to save. What's more, what I like best is organized and file named, it's easy to take with me in a shirt pocket, plug into any flat screen tv with a USB port and watch, select to show friends or clients (if I were working). Or download to another device. A couple of these little jewels will hold what two semi trucks filled with boxes of paper and hard copies, would take 30 years ago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great little thumb drive!

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    Shack
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    I have not done any speed tests, so I cannot speak to its absolute read/write capabilities. However, it has been excellent for the large files that I have used it with. It is relatively small and seems durable, but the sliding cover is my only area of concern. The cover does not fully enclose the port, potentially allowing pocket lint or other debris to get into the opening, but that should not be too big of a concern. I picked this up on sale for less than $30 and it was a great deal. Part of me wishes I had splurged and gotten the 128 GB size, but I haven't come close to filling this up so I guess that would have been overkill.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A perfectly mediocre thumb drive

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    Wildfire
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    Picked this up in order to backup some files for my girlfriend and the drive was pretty mediocre, managing only around 10MB/s on a USB 3.0 port. Admittedly, I was moving a ton of small files so I'm sure that didn't help, but let me confirm that it takes a long time to move 60GB of data at 10MB/s speeds. That said, the drive did work and the 10MB/s speeds aren't that far off from the advertised 20MB/s, so I'm willing to give it a good, solid "meh"..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend