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Author Topic: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99  (Read 1682 times)

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AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« on: April 04, 2016, 03:04:09 PM »
I put a watch on camel cubed(camelcamelcamel.com) awhile ago to notify me if the AData s102 USB 3.0 flash drive 256GB model broke a hundred bucks.  I got the email.  The price was $94.99 so I had to go for it.

http://www.amazon.co...6G-RGY/dp/B00R61UX7G

Supposedly there is only one left.  :)

This flash drive has mid range to good performance.  But I like it because that is coupled with rugged construction and reliability.  I have a 32GB a 64GB and 2 128GB of this model.  None have given me a problem.  The sequential read and write numbers come in as expected for large file transfers.

I think I paid close to $90 for the first 128GB s102.  The second I got for less than $40.  I have been waiting for the 256GB to break a hundred bucks.  Looks like the price is finally starting to crumble for that capacity.

Edit:

Apparently there is a performance bonus on the 256GB capacity drive.  I thought perhaps Amazon got it wrong because earlier I could not find any other location with their numbers.  But AData's data sheet bears it out:

http://www.adata.com...fd/specification/145

Up to 200 MB/s sequential read and up to 120 MB/s sequential write for large files.  Now I am happier I pushed the button.   :up:


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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2016, 06:18:09 PM »
Supposedly there is only one left. 

So I just ordered that one... and there's still one left folks!  ;D   That calls for a round of...

Aleph null bottles of beer on the wall,
Aleph null bottles of beer!
Take one down, pass it around,
Aleph null bottles of beer on the wall!
 :P
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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2016, 09:18:58 PM »
Supposedly there is only one left. 

So I just ordered that one... and there's still one left folks!  ;D   That calls for a round of...

Aleph null bottles of beer on the wall,
Aleph null bottles of beer!
Take one down, pass it around,
Aleph null bottles of beer on the wall!
 :P

Heh heh heh.   The best thing about a null bottle of beer is cops can't smell it on your breath.   :Thmbsup:


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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2016, 01:59:01 AM »
Weird but they seem to have somehow got more in stock over night and put the price up, top that off with shipping and import fees and it's no longer a good buy for those of use across the pond :(

Price:   $116.99 + $35.67 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Ireland

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2016, 06:54:18 AM »
Weird but they seem to have somehow got more in stock over night and put the price up, top that off with shipping and import fees and it's no longer a good buy for those of use across the pond :(

Price:   $116.99 + $35.67 Shipping & Import Fees Deposit to Ireland

For some reason they seem reluctant to discount the 256GB model.  Newegg had the 128 GB for about $44 shipped(to those in the contiguous 48 states of the U S of A.)  But I waited a bit more and got a 15% discount code on top of that.  Came to about $37 or so delivered.

Maybe because the 256GB has higher transfer speeds they think they can move them?  I don't know.  Good thing I had that camel cubed notification set up or I probably would have missed it.

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 01:48:36 PM »
You guys didn't miss out on anything.  The tracking info says my item was delivered yesterday.  I went there today and after an hour of waiting in the sun I was told I have no mail waiting.  The tracking info, rather than a note who signed for the package has this:


Delivered yesterday
Your package was delivered. It was handed directly to a receptionist or someone at a front desk.

Like I can do anything with that.  Someday says "I'll take that" and they just hand it to them.. in a place full of addicts and alcies.  Right.

I have had T-Shirts and other USB drives ripped off in the past.  Looks like I need a new place to get my mail.  Trouble is most places will not ship to GENERAL DELIVERY.  So I have to shell out a monthly fee just to get an address.  Edit:  They have you coming and going.  Renting a mail address is not possible without a government issued ID.  Everything keeps coming back to that, coincidentally.


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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 02:03:49 AM »
That's really shitty >:(

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 05:20:00 AM »
What dluby said.


Turns out Amazon accepted my order, but came back a day later and said "Sorry, we don't actually have this for you any more." Hmph.
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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 08:13:15 AM »
I sent an Email to Amazon after I found the Contact Us link.  They said they contacted the carrier and supposedly they have the package and intend to deliver it.  However the tracking info still shows what I posted.

This is a major reason I want to get my own postal address while waiting to get an apartment or whatnot.  But like everything else I need a Florida ID to rent a postal box.  If anyone is in proximity to Boston City Hall please PM me.  If I can get a copy of my birth certificate I should be able to get a Florida ID.  They have my driver's license records in the computer.  But since the license is expired, so is my identity.  Just another hurdle to make it fun on the street(not talkin' Wall Street here!!  heh heh)


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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2016, 08:28:33 AM »
What dluby said.


Turns out Amazon accepted my order, but came back a day later and said "Sorry, we don't actually have this for you any more." Hmph.

Hmm, I guess instead of "only 2 left" they should have used the blurb "we have one of these for sale if your handle is MilesAhead and you feel like chasing it around for days."  Heh heh

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2016, 03:31:18 PM »
Checked my mail again today.  Still no AData drive.  But experience has shown if I just keep in communication with the seller they will make it right one way or the other.  $100 down and the chase is on!!   :D

At least I had some other mail waiting so the trip wasn't for nothing.  :)

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2016, 03:41:39 PM »
Looks like they aren't anxious to sell these for $95 after all.  I got an email and the simplest way out is just to take a refund.  But at least they stand behind it.  Things don't always go perfectly to be sure.

So as that editorializing skank on Saturday Light Live used to say: "Never mind."

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2016, 07:50:20 AM »
Lexar S75 256GB USB3.0 for US$49.99 (Free shipping if USA, US$5.23 for Australia for example).

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2016, 08:44:34 AM »
Lexar S75 256GB USB3.0 for US$49.99 (Free shipping if USA, US$5.23 for Australia for example).

Looks like a nice deal.  But I swore I would never buy a "sliding guts" design again.  First one broke.  Second one almost broke my thumb every time I inserted it.  I like the solid body type like s102 AData.

But it is nice to see storage coming down in price.  I notice the bare 3 1/2" HD I used to buy like WD Black 1 TB Sata III are back down around the price they were when I bought them, if not lower.  Seems like the HD price gouging is over for the time being.  :)

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2016, 06:54:36 PM »
Quote from: 4wd on Today at 07:50:20 AM
Lexar S75 256GB USB3.0 for US$49.99 (Free shipping if USA, US$5.23 for Australia for example).

Looks like a nice deal.  But I swore I would never buy a "sliding guts" design again.  First one broke.  Second one almost broke my thumb every time I inserted it.  I like the solid body type like s102 AData.

I don't like the sliding guts design either, although my recent Lexars of this same design (a 32g and a 64g) have worked fine. In the end, what you really have is a usb stick in a sliding case. And you can remove the case if you want. (So I ordered 2 of these because I need them anyway and the price is decent.)
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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #15 on: April 19, 2016, 08:19:29 PM »
And you can remove the case if you want.

Then stick heatshrink tubing around them or put in a piece of plastic tube and fill with epoxy :)

I've got sliders from Toshiba, Lexar, Kingston, PNY, and PQI - the only one that screwed up is the PQI, (it's Al cover fell off and the case fell apart), I still use it caseless for firmware flashing, (it's only 1GB).

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Re: AData s102 256GB USB 3.0 flash drive $94.99
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2016, 02:09:09 AM »
That's great value even with adding $5.14 for P&P & $11.03 for import duty and tax to get it to Ireland. Thanks