Product Type: Play.com Flash Drive
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Sturdy 8GB Storage
Play.com 8GB Flash Drive
Member Name: northernlovely
Play.com 8GB Flash Drive
Advantages: Sturdy, decent file transfer
Disadvantages: Non fixed lid, no keyring, only comes in blue
I work in an office which is 'paperless', so I use a variety of different smaller capacity flash drives to back up my work (I don't trust it all to one drive), and purchased the 8GB flash drive from Play.com last year for around £7.50. The service was excellent - I ordered early one morning and had the drive in the post the very next morning, so top marks for Play.com's service!
The flash drive itself is only available in one colour, a slightly transparent royal blue, and bears the Play.com logo and the flash drive size to the top. It's not going to win any design awards, but it looks OK. Mine doesn't have a keyring attachment which I would have liked, but overall it's fine for the money.The cap removes entirely, not something I am keen on purely because I tend to lose them but I haven't, (so far) with this one, but it's something to bear in mind if like me you stick these USB keys into your bag and they can get knocked about a bit, lids come off, etc.
The USB interface is 2.0 so the speeds are excellent though I must say I only use it really for Word and Excel files, no music or movies so I can't really comment on larger file transfer. It's ideal for office use, though. I have had it nearly 8 months now and it is still as good as new (some cheaper flash drives have broken on me within weeks). So I use it with confidence.
Overall, if you were thinking of purchasing the Play.com 8GB USB flash drive, I would say yes it is a good buy but personally I'd buy one with a fixed lid and a keyring. But it works well and that's what matters, so for £7.50 for 8GB and free fast delivery - you really cannot go wrong. I recommend it, there's a lot of flash drives out there and this is one of the better ones I have tried.
Summary: Good for the money
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