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Old 01-02-2013, 05:27 AM   #1
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Hey Guys,

My brother has just txt me to say that he's bought a 20Gb USB stick?
That puzzles me as I've never seen them.

I thought 8Gb yes, 16 Gb yes, 32 Gb yes. 20??? Hmmmmm

I've had a google and I can't find any to buy online. But he's insistent it says 20Gb on the box, he says he's put it in his computer and it's showing 18gb?

Anyone found any irregular memory stick sizes?
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Old 01-02-2013, 08:56 AM   #2
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Not seen and cant find a 20gb Flash Drive
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I have never seen one either, I have only seen them in 64mb 126mg 512mb 1gb 2gb 4gb 8gb 16gb 32gb 64gb 128gb. Sure it wernt a typo?
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Nope not a typo, our exact convo was.

Me: Found my external hard drive if u still need it.

Him: Don't need it now got 20GB USB 10

Me: 20gb? You Sure?

Him: Yes, from Maplins, Scna Disc

Me: I think you should double check its 20Gb. Makes no sense. 4, 8, 16 or 32 Gb yes, unlikely to be anything else.

Him: It says 20Gb on the box but when I plug it in shows 18Gb of 18Gb free.


I'm still not convinced lol, I might have to actually go round there and check it for him. I mean i'm sure it will back up his stuff no problem, it's now more curiosity than anything.
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I have never seen one either, I have only seen them in 64mb 126mg 512mb 1gb 2gb 4gb 8gb 16gb 32gb 64gb 128gb. Sure it wernt a typo?
Yes I have only seen them in those sizes too...
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Usually flash media storage capacities are base 2 numbers.
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I have seen someone advertise a 256GB USB stick on Gumtree, Can you even get them in that size?
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I think you can get 256Gb USB sticks yes but I believe they are quiet expensive like a couple hundred so not a great price to Gb ratio.
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It would awesome to have something in that size as a USB stick..
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Yep, looks genuine to me Kingston Technology 256GB USB 3.0 DTHX Flash Drive: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories

However as before not a great Price to Gb ratio. as a 500Gb portable hard drive is around 35 ish?
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