Kingston Launches 128 GB USB Stick, Costs $546

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the_one111

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"What would you do with a USB stick that big?"

Porn backup.

Fo sho.

But seriously, 500 bucks? And 128GB? I mean, who has that much porn...?

Maybe a business man would need it for files or something, but I doubt it due to security issues.
 

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If I had one, I'd use it as the main drive for my netbook, although I doubt someone who'd have such a use for it, would be able to shell out 500$ for some 128GB USB, that can even get you a SSD or something decent.
 

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I've got a DataTraveler 150 in the 32GB flavor and the write speeds on it are AGONIZINGLY slow! So much so that I hate using it. Once it's written to, the read speeds are pretty decent. I'm currently copying a 2.37GB file to it for backup and it's copying to the USB stick at 1.36MB/second, which is fast for this. I've seen it below 200K/sec before.
 
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Trust me, if you collect porn long enough, you'll need a couple of the 128's!
 

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Damn, I read it wrong when I clicked this.

I though it was a 128GB RAM DIMM. But, how it this at all worth it? I mean, I can get a SSD for a little more, and get a hell of a lot more performance, maybe get an external enclosure.
 

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[citation][nom]magicandy[/nom][citation][nom]the_one111[/nom]"I mean, who has that much porn...?" http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/8967/yups.jpg[/citation]
Complete with this article and comments in the background. LMAO
 

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I think the more prudent question is, "what would you do if it weren't FAT32?"

I have quite a few movies/games/isos that are in excess of 4GB, so things like this aren't too useful for me.
 

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[citation][nom]Tindytim[/nom]Damn, I read it wrong when I clicked this.I though it was a 128GB RAM DIMM. But, how it this at all worth it? I mean, I can get a SSD for a little more, and get a hell of a lot more performance, maybe get an external enclosure.[/citation]

Because this is far more portable than either of those two.
 

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[citation][nom]Tiberiusfury[/nom]I think the more prudent question is, "what would you do if it weren't FAT32?" I have quite a few movies/games/isos that are in excess of 4GB, so things like this aren't too useful for me.[/citation]
I agree. FAT32 isn't even an open standard (patents owned by Microsoft). Plus it has fragmentation problems (imagine defragging 128GB over USB!). FAT was fine when these drives were simply replacements for floppy disks (it was simple, and everyone understood it), but the industry needs to come up with a new format and make sure everyone gets on-board.
 

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[citation][nom]drunknmunkys[/nom]epic[/citation]
that indeed was epic.

And it was a joke people seriously less with the thumbs down. Internet sarcasm ftl.
 

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makes me wonder.. but i bet a few months from now a new USB stick will be realeased with double or maybe triple the capacity.. i'm fine with blank DVDs for backup, thank you. :D
 

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I just bought the Patriot Magnum 64GB which is a fraction of that cost and no matter how much they claim for speed it still does not compare with even a cheap external portable drive. I don't see any way this high dollar thumbdrive can reach that level performance to justify the cost.

It would be cheaper to get an SSD.
 

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well, I won't be getting one of these anytime soon, but...
When the 32GB comes in under $20, and with current trends that's possible in 2-3 years, maybe a year more and the 64 will be under $20, and assuming they allow non-FAT file systems, I won't need BlueRay Media ever again...

BR blanks are still averaging $7-10, and won't be under $3 a disk anytime soon, and are write once. With a 32 or 64GB Stick, I can carry several 1080P movies around, change them up whenever I want, share them with friends, and never worry about scratching disks (or slow burn speeds).
 

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[citation][nom]zelannii[/nom]BR blanks are still averaging $7-10, and won't be under $3 a disk anytime soon, and are write once.[/citation]

well BR or DVD are more for back up anyway.
 
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Not worth the price. Then again my arsenal of USB sticks don't go over 8GB, and I do sometimes need a tad more to copy files from one computer to another(in case it crashes).

16GB will probably suffice for me,especially if priced below $50 per stick.
I'd rather buy 2x16GB than 1x32GB at $120
 
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