Centon 16GB DataStick Pro USB 2.0 Flash Drive, Grey - DSP16GB-009

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I bought 2 of these drives for backups, and first impression of the USB Flash drives were a 5 and easy to use (plug-n-play). However, when I transfered about 4GB worth of data to one unit, everything looked normal (file names, sizes, etc.). However, when I tested by opening a few files, some files copied were corrupted but the originals on my harddisk were OK. Did the same thing on my other brand USB drives and no problem at all. I then pulled out the second unit I bought and transfered the same 4GB worth of data, and this time I got data corruption on different files. Frustrated, so I used "h2testw_1.4" to test the integrity of these USB drives, and after a couples of hours of extensive testing, the tool identified where the data corruption occured; thus, explained why I had data corruption. What's dangerous about using these drives is that you think you have backed up your files since they are visible and file sizes matched what you copied, but they are "silently" corrupted without you knowing until you try to open the files. Below is a sample report of one of the test I ran using H2testw_1.4 (12% of the space was corrupted): The media is likely to be defective. 13.0 GByte OK (27464704 sectors) 1.8 GByte DATA LOST (3939328 sectors) Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors) 0 KByte slightly changed (8 bit/sector, 0 sectors) 1.8 GByte corrupted (3939328 sectors) 0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors) First error at offset: 0x00000001dd803008 Expected: 0xdd80301bfa82d011 Found: 0xdd80301bda82d011 H2testw version 1.3 Reading speed: 9.82 MByte/s H2testw v1.4

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Bought two of these drives. The first one died in less than two months. Lost everything I put on it. I have several memory sticks of other brands and this is the first one ever that just quit working. Afraid to trust the other one. Working on getting it replaced

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Pretty Small & Thin

by Hector from Buffalo. on 9/15/2010

This unit is very thin,small and it gets hot after a while.But it does the job very well. Read More

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Nice looking but silent data corruption

by bbnc_1 on 9/30/2010

I bought 2 of these drives for backups, and first impression of the USB Flash drives were a 5 and easy to use (plug-n-play). However, when I transfered about 4GB worth of data to one unit, everything looked normal (file names, sizes, etc.). However, when I tested by opening a few files, some files copied were corrupted but the originals on my harddisk were OK. Did the same thing on my other brand USB drives and no problem at all. I then pulled out the second unit I bought and transfered the same 4GB worth of data, and this time I got data corruption on different files. Frustrated, so I used "h2testw_1.4" to test the integrity of these USB drives, and after a couples of hours of extensive testing, the tool identified where the data corruption occured; thus, explained why I had data corruption. What's dangerous about using these drives is that you think you have backed up your files since they are visible and file sizes matched what you copied, but they are "silently" corrupted without you knowing until you try to open the files. Below is a sample report of one of the test I ran using H2testw_1.4 (12% of the space was corrupted): The media is likely to be defective. 13.0 GByte OK (27464704 sectors) 1.8 GByte DATA LOST (3939328 sectors) Details:0 KByte overwritten (0 sectors) 0 KByte slightly changed (8 bit/sector, 0 sectors) 1.8 GByte corrupted (3939328 sectors) 0 KByte aliased memory (0 sectors) First error at offset: 0x00000001dd803008 Expected: 0xdd80301bfa82d011 Found: 0xdd80301bda82d011 H2testw version 1.3 Reading speed: 9.82 MByte/s H2testw v1.4 Read More

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Product Overview

Centon's DataStick Pro is a cost effective flash drive ideal for everyday use. Built with sturdy aluminium housing, this drive will stand up to daily wear and tear.

USB flash drives are small external hard drives that can easily be connected to computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, printers, and digital cameras to conveniently store, share and transfer your data.

Specifications

Manufacturer Centon Electronics
Mfg Part# DSP16GB-009
SKU 206483025
UPC 731969201374
UPC 14 00731969201374
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Centon Store
Features
Sturdy Aluminum Housing
Plug & Play
Works with Windows & Mac
Tech Specs
Technology: Pro USB
Capacity: 16GB
Interface: USB 2.0
Speed: Standard Speed
Write Speed: 5MB/s MB/s
Read Speed: 10BM/s MB/s
Voltage: 5.0V
Refresh: N/A
RoHS: Yes
Color: Grey
Operating Temp: Commercial (0 to 70 C)
Application: Consumer
Part Number: DSP16GB-009
Harmonized Code: 8523.51.0000
UPC: 731969201374
Warranty: Lifetime
Packaged Dimensions: H 6.50 x W 4.38 x D 0.50
Bulk Dimensions: H 2.25 x W 0.75 x D0
Packaged Weight: 0.0600

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