Such a thing as "bad" USB pens?

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Harsky, Sep 14, 2007.

  1. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    A while ago, I bought a 4GB usb pen from ebay to replace my 512mb one. Now, I guess the fact that "bought" and "ebay" doesn't go well but I suppose I just couldn't be bothered going to my local electrical store and paying the little bit more, and I regret it. I tried putting in a 50mb file and it took absolutely AGES to complete but before I consign this to "I got ripped off pile" what are the factors that can make the transfer speed go quickly when I'm copying stuff over to it? Or was the chances that the reason the pen was slow was that even though it had a high capacity, the speed wasn't.
  2. Linkiboy

    Linkiboy GBAtemp Testing Area

    May 14, 2006
    United States
    Fact: Chinese manufacturers use slow memory.

    I experienced this first hand today when I got my MP4 player from dealextreme.
  3. lookout

    lookout GBAtemp Board Room

    Aug 16, 2006
    United Kingdom
    Harsky you probably using usb 1.0 or usb 1.1? reason slow - USB 2.0 are high-speed.....
  4. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Jul 2, 2007
    Your from the UK, but your english seems flawed..^ Anyway, yes you probably do have a USB1.1 and not a USB2.0 port, they make big difference, like a 470mb/s difference, USB1.1 gets about 10mbs while usb2.0 gets about 480mb/s Which is why Firewire 800 is the best of all >.>
  5. Rapid Dr3am

    Rapid Dr3am Advanced Member

    Jun 30, 2007
    Aledgedly I'm up my own arse
    Don't forget it's compressing the compressed compression on the flash memory.

    Chinese memory is real slow, I havn't used a flash drive/pen/stick in ages though.
  6. 4saken

    4saken Retired Ace Attorney

    Nov 28, 2006
    Well as long as it works, I'd say it's fine [​IMG] Speed doesn't matter too much.
  7. ozzyzak

    ozzyzak GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 10, 2006
    United States
    San Diego, CA
    That's a pretty shitty thing to say. Are you normally unable to help people without pointing flaws like some kind of grammar cop? You could at least use 'You're' instead of 'Your' if you're in the business of correcting people.
  8. legendofphil

    legendofphil Phil no Densetsu

    Nov 19, 2002
    Corsair FTW, they are the fastest out there.

    Cheap eBay ones have a higher failure rate than normal, I would replace it.
  9. JacobReaper

    JacobReaper I Love You....

    Jun 5, 2007
    United States
    exactly what i was gonna say [​IMG]

    OMG 900th post!!! W00T! im gonna make a thread [​IMG] YES! 100 more!!!