Centon 128GB DataStick Sport


#1

#2

Previous Sale
11/17/2012
$59.99


#3

Just me or is this a hell-of-a deal? Backup my entire Surface on my keychain for ~$60? Seems reasonable :slight_smile:


#4

The read/write speeds are less than half of a decent USB 2.0 flash drive, but if you really need the storage space on a flash drive, it’ll work.

To fill it up, it would take roughly 3 1/2 hours at its claimed write speed!

You can also buy it at http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3231980 for the same price.


#5

Doesn’t seem like a great deal to me. Is the same price at Walmart.


#6

I’m waiting till it’s $0.25/GB. Slowly but surely, it’s moving there.


#7

Technically it’s actually cheaper there, since it has free shipping.


#8

I would be charged $4.35 in taxes if I bought it from TD because they have stores in my state(We only charge tax in FL, IL, NC, TX, GA, SD and ID). I would be spending much more in time & gas instead of paying for it here with shipping.


#9

Slow speeds. Would only be good for archiving unless you like staring at file moving animations. Would also probably be a nightmare trying to stream movies off this onto a media player.

Actually this may make a decent ReadyBoost drive because I think the maximum amount for Windows 7 is 256GB. Dunno if the read/write speed even applies there much.


#10

but there’s tax if you live in fla


#11

I guess I should have added if this is the only thing you buy from Woot, as you’d be paying the $5 shipping charge on top of this. And .65 saved is still something. Everything counts, right?

EDIT: Being in TX I’d be paying taxes either way, as well.


#12

Ok, fine. You win! Did you hear me!?!? You win!!

The price has been lowered to $52.99.

If you already purchased, you’ll be refunded the difference automagically. Expect a love letter from CS probably on the next business day.

Now you better go buy 3. Seriously, people!


#13

Ugh.
I hate to sound repetitive but I can’t recommend these drives.

There’s a known issue with them becoming permanently write protected and it’s pretty widespread.
(Google “centon usb write protected”.)
Centon even has a FAQ page for this problem.

Which didn’t work for me and I had to RMA my drive.


#14

LOL at the FAQs: “Be sure to click the correct drive – you DO ****NOT want to format the wrong drive.” :slight_smile:


#15

The Centon Rush 128GB is only on Google Shopping one place, and it’s $106 delivered there.

Quite a upcharge for USB 3.0, and you also lose the waterproofiness and such for sake of appearance - and so there’s no longer a cap to lose.


#16

Google Shopping > Flash Drives > Over 64GB: This particular one is #1 Most Popular.


#17

That is of course until 6 months down the line you cannot read the data and it reports itself as write protected. Then you think, “Gee online backup is less than $10 per month and I can actually read my data after 6 months.” Search the internet like I didn’t before I bought one. These WILL fail!


#18

Nothing but bad experiences with Centon 64 GB (bought on Woot!), including slow speed and DOA.


#19

Maybe i’m lucky! I have the 64 gig and two 8 gigs of the same model, used regularly for a year or more. There has been no read/write issues. The only issue that I have had is that the rubber case on the 64 gig had expanded and I had to double stick tape the drive back into it, the cap hangs on, barely…but as far as function, they’ve all been just fine!


#20

I’ll NEVER buy another Centon drive. Bought one of the 64G drives a few months ago. It became write protected on its second use. I sent it back via their replacement program. The new one failed on its first use. Trashed it and promised myself NEVER again.