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PNY Technologies128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive
 
4.5

(based on 93 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (68)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (67)
  • Easy to use (63)
  • Portable (63)
  • Fast (57)
  • Reliable (42)

Cons

  • Unreliable (6)

Best Uses

  • File transfer (51)
  • Additional storage (49)
  • Back-up (48)
  • Video (38)
  • Music (26)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (51), Casual user (25)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (55), Business (22)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very fast, but not for OS installs

This drive is really fast for regular things, like holding files, but if you plan on making this an OS boot drive, you have to use a live boot OS. You cannot really...Read complete review

This drive is really fast for regular things, like holding files, but if you plan on making this an OS boot drive, you have to use a live boot OS. You cannot really install the 'normal' version of the OS. I first tried installing desktop Ubuntu on the drive, and after I got that working (was fairly difficult) the OS would hang occasionally waiting for the drive to catch up (slow random data access, see link for benchmark) So I formatted and installed the live usb version of ubuntu, and now it works great! I'm guessing more data is cached to ram with the live boot version. I plan on partitioning the drive and multibooting various OS's. Oh another sidenote here. Windows 7 cannot boot from a usb 3.0 drive, so you will have to use win 8 (if you want portable windows).

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Excellent inside, bad outside

Extremely good price for 128 GB flash drive with USB 3.0. Works perfectly fine with my Macbook and Smart TV, and it could be easily reformatted to NTFS if needed. Super fast file...Read complete review

Extremely good price for 128 GB flash drive with USB 3.0. Works perfectly fine with my Macbook and Smart TV, and it could be easily reformatted to NTFS if needed. Super fast file copying via 3.0 from SSD of my mac compared with my old 2.0 USB flash drive.

What i dislike is plastic body of the drive. This plastic is so cheapish! Espesially silver part. Ugh! Don't even think of neat look if you're going to keep it somewhere in your bag with keys, pens, books, etc.
Sliding cap feels flimsy. I think it will break in a few months if using frequently.
Also, this product has only one year warranty, which looks kind of suspicious. I've seen 5 and 10-year warranty on a similar flash products, but, you know, just sayin'.

I recommend this product if you need much storage and your budget is limited. However, if you're fine with 64, 32 GB or even less, and if you're searching for something beautiful, sleek and metal, you can skip this PNY drive in a heartbeat.

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5.0

I own several of these flash drives

By Jim the painter

from Bellevue WA

Verified Buyer

Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

great design, reasonable price, easy to use

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5.0

Great Product

By PD

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

Fast and does it what it needs to. I like that it is an all-contained product with no cap to misplace.

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5.0

Exactly what I was looking for

By Dylan

from California

About Me Tech Savvy

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Large Storage Space
  • No Issues
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Cap Problems

Best Uses

  • Backups
  • File Storage
  • Virtual Computing

Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

Although the price is lower than most of the other 128GB drives that are out there, don't let that prevent you from buying it. PNY always delivers great quality products, and it's exactly what I was hoping for out of a flash drive. It transfers files quickly and doesn't give me any problems that the other reviews warned about, such as low storage space or not cooperating with the computer. The only issue I had with it was that the plastic top does not slide down or up very easily. However, that's a small price to pay for such a great flash drive.

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5.0

Practical and inexpensive

By Rarceg

from San Diego, CA

About Me Multimedia Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Practical
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Hard To Close

Best Uses

  • Home
  • Multimedia
  • Office
  • Photos
  • Video

Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

This Flash drive is so practical, easy to use, resist the use very well, very easy to transport them and a lot of space to use on it.

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4.0

Blazing Fast USB Flash Drive U know

By Truth Detector

from Cleveland, Ohio

About Me Casual user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Easy To Use
  • Fast
  • High Capacity
  • Portable
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional Storage
    • Backup
    • File Transfer
    • Music
    • Video

    Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

    Use this product for backups of Laptop PC data and system files (Windows 10). The best feature of this product is the blazing fast transfer rates of moving data such as large video or audio files between devices or systems. Cannot find any things that are not so good about it. Even the price was right as it was purchased during a sale by a major New York retailer.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

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    5.0

    Fast and reliable

    By Mark M

    from Chino, CA

    Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

    I purchased this for a backup of photos while traveling, it's large enough to hold a full weekend of shooting as a backup to my laptop. The USB 3.0 is quite a bit faster than USB 2.0.

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    1.0

    2 out of three work

    By Lights off

    from New York, NY

    Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

    1 died within 2 days, 2 are stll alive.

    All three were the newer ones which have no built in LED status light. I got three of those(which do have a built in status light), all are still alive and work as promised.

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    5.0

    Perfect!!

    By Rob in Chicago

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast
    • High Capacity
    • Portable
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional Storage
      • File Transfer

      Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

      Works as expected. These drives are quick and love having such a large flash in my pocket for anytime I need it, work or personal. The USB 3 is well worth the investment over 2.0 drives, its so much faster!!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Large capacity for little money

      By Bob

      from Western MA

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast
      • High Capacity

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer

        Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

        A lot of capacity and fast USB 3.0 for not much money

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        What you would expect

        By Justin F

        from Somerset, KY

        About Me Casual user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fast
        • High Capacity
        • Portable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Music
          • Video

          Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

          Not super fast but still fast enough for me.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Reliable Fast Flash Drive

          By Adams Family

          from Barberton, Ohio

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Fast
          • High Capacity
          • Portable
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • File Transfer
            • Music
            • Video

            Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

            This drive is fast and easy to use. I have used 64 K version and the 128 K is just as good. I wound recommend it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Works well

            By Gabriel Yumul

            from Doha, Qatar

            Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

            Great product. Suits my needs

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            5.0

            Works gfreat

            By Wiliejo0830

            from Dallas

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Capacity
            • Portable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup

              Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

              Lots of storage

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              1.0

              Read this write speed specs is getting slower!

              By NathanS

              from Bloomfield

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Portable
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

                  I don't know if PNY put cheaper components through the years of their product manufacturing:Late 2013 - bought 128GB, Crystal speed: Read 200MB/s Write 138 MB/sFeb 2014 - bought 128GB, Crystal speed: Read 192MB/s Write 108MB/sApril 2014 - bought 128GB, Crystal speed: Read 160MB/s Write 80MB/sFeb 2016 - bought 128GB, Crystal speed: Read 101MB/s Write 21MB/s (yes read this! 21MB/s! I bought 4 and tested all same write speed of only 21MB/s! I still have my old PNY 128GBs USB3.0 and all still have tested speeds. It's a shame PNY is going backward with it's technology!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  1.0

                  Does not work. It isn't a pendrive reliable

                  By Marcio

                  from Brazil

                  About Me Casual user

                  Pros

                  • High Capacity

                  Cons

                  • Slow
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

                    Worst product I ever bought.
                    For any large data recording or reading we got an unexpected stop.
                    And then the flash drive is no longer recognized.
                    I do not recommend.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Works consistently

                    By MJ

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

                        Works every time.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        The BEST

                        By PNY

                        from Ohio

                        Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

                        This was my 4th time ordering PNY flash drives. They never have let me down!

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                        5.0

                        Great Buy

                        By Mike

                        from New York

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Fast

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

                            Fast, Cheap, and reliable.

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                            5.0

                            Does what I need it to do

                            By Caleb the Filmmaker

                            from Lakeland, FL

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast
                            • Portable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • File Transfer

                              Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

                              It works great and transfers adequately fast

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Amazing!!!

                              By TheItalianguy

                              from Irvine, CA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast
                              • High Capacity
                              • Portable
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • File Transfer

                                Comments about PNY Technologies 128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive:

                                This is an amazing deal.

                                Pros:
                                Small size but with giant capacity
                                There is a LED light
                                No cover to lose, its a slider cover where the cover slides down to protect the usb adapter
                                USB 3.0 / 128GB at a great price

                                Bench test on a MacBook Pro:

                                ~80MB/s write
                                ~192MB/s read

                                Cons: Nothing to me.

                                Tested on HP with Windows 10 - MacBook Pro OS X El Capitan and on a Dell 11 Chromebook

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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