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PNY Technologies128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive
 
4.6

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (37)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (40)
  • Easy to use (39)
  • Portable (38)
  • Fast (35)
  • Reliable (25)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Back-up (30)
  • File transfer (29)
  • Additional storage (26)
  • Video (23)
  • Music (13)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Power user (31), Casual user (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (30), Business (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (40)

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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1.0

Failed for me

By RobinGB

from North Hollywood, CA

About Me Power user

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Portable

Cons

  • Failed
  • Unreliable

Best Uses

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

    I have other PNY flashdrives that work fine. This one didn't. I was planning to use it to copy things from my Microsoft Surface Pro as a backup. I have less than 64gb to backup. It recognized the drive right away and from there on everything went wrong. It started to copy and then just seemed like it had stopped as the indicator line showed no movement. It did let me stop copying and then when I tried to again the computer no longer recognized the drive. I plugged it into my MacBook Pro and it also was as if it wasn't there. Bummer. I had to return it and got a refund because I was too nervous to want a replacement as I was using it for a backup. Made me decide a flashdrive wasn't reliable enough for that.

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

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    5.0

    Smaller than expected

    By emete

    from Montevideo

    About Me Casual user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • File Transfer

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

      I used to backup my information.
      Sometimes to move miles.

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

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      5.0

      128GB Flash drive

      By Keith

      from AZ

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast
      • High Capacity
      • Portable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage
        • Backup
        • File Transfer

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

        Great service again from B&H. Delivered Before due date. Great product.

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

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        5.0

        Good back up

        By Juan

        from Pasadena, California

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

        It is fast and plenty of storage. Excellent for back up videos. Good price.

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        5.0

        Compraría este producto de nuevo!

        By DNS Toledo

        from Miami

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • No Se Cierra Al Ambiente

        Best Uses

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

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

        este flash drive llena mis expectativas en capacidad, velocidad y conveniencia. el único aspecto que quisiera que se mejorara es que el puerto no queda cubierto protegido al ambiente cuando se corre la carcarza. he usado los puertos USB 2.0 y 3.0 de mi computadora y funcionó muy bien, en el puerto 3.0 fue muy veloz habiéndose multiplado mucho la velocidad de transferencia.

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

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        5.0

        Fast!

        By JNavas

        from San Francisco, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • 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:

          Using weekly for Windows 8.1 File History.
          Works great!
          Preformance blazing fast!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Solid

          By Chavas78

          from Tx

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

          Fast and lots of storage

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          5.0

          Very good product

          By RachSteel

          from Traverse City, MI

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup

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

            I backed up all of my photo's, documents and video's with ease. Fast as well considering the volume.

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

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            5.0

            Simple, fast, small

            By richk

            from ucnj

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Easily reformatted into multiple Apple GUID partitions, giving me a digital swiss army knife of install and repair bootable drives for every version of Mac OS from 10.6 forward.

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

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                5.0

                wow

                By kate

                from nyc

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • File Transfer

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

                  personal and maybe in future for business.
                  small and has large capacity.
                  not sure how reliable yet... this is my first one.

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

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                  5.0

                  Great Buy

                  By Len

                  from Sun City, AZ

                  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
                    • Video

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

                    Used to Store Video Fast, Dependable, Inexpensive

                    Great Buy

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

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                    5.0

                    Great for moving large files.

                    By Okie Venturer

                    from Edmond, Oklahoma

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Video

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

                      A very nice compact flash drive. Appears to be ruggedly built. Cover extends over the port, but does not completely seal it off. Cover slides back on the body so there isn't something to lose.

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

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                      5.0

                      WOW!

                      By Protocop

                      from Amalfi - ITALY

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

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

                        The spped is awesome!!! On my notebbok with 3.0 usb port, the writing speed is about 93 Mb/sec!!!
                        Perfect!

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

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                        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Good design good price

                        By Rob S

                        from CT

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer
                          • Music
                          • Video

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

                          What can you say about flash drives , they are either sturdy or not. USB 3's are pretty quick, I have no problems with this drive. Good design, good price

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

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                          5.0

                          very impressed

                          By SI Reasoning

                          from Birmingham, AL

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Reviewer

                          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:

                            bought a bunch of these to give as gifts with 70GB of family oral history videos. For the price it is hard to beat, I was able download the content in about 20 minutes (a big deal when having just a day to get them downloaded in time for the family Xmas party. Compared to the first attempt at a $ high speed flash card it was like night and day. This is way better built. Not so good that you would want to stuff it in your pocket and carry with you all of the time but decent enough that you should get a good life out of it with reasonable precautions.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal

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                            5.0

                            Nice flash drive

                            By Neo

                            from New York City

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

                            Excellent price! B&H does it again, a great product at a great price, and excellent service! Thank you, B&H!

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Large file storage

                            By Paul

                            from Miami Beach

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • High Capacity
                            • Portable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Video

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

                              Stores uber data

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

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                              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good way to exchange movies with friends

                              By KC

                              from Orlandi FL

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast
                              • Good For Long Movies
                              • High Capacity
                              • Portable
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                              • No con

                              Best Uses

                              • To Exchange Movies

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

                              I find out the following nice things about this tiny USB 128-GB USB 3.0:1. It can contain a whole set of drama Korean movies such as "Queen Ki" consisting of 50 episodes of 45 minutes each.2. I just lend this USB to my sister to view it for weeks using her TV and Media Player. It is completely compatible and works well.3. It is affordable.I am planning to buy 2 more to circulate among friends and family. Money well spent !

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

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                              2.0

                              Inconsistent write speeds

                              By Photographer

                              from Timisoara

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Good price
                              • High Capacity
                              • Read Speeds
                              • Size

                              Cons

                              • Cheap plastic
                              • Cheap Plastic Case
                              • Slow Write Speeds

                              Best Uses

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

                                I am experiencing inconsistent writing speeds, from 70 MB/s to 1-2 MB/s. It is really frustrating when you have to copy large files fast (4GB-10GB) and the speeds are about 2-3 MB/s.
                                Read speeds are consistent.
                                Also the outside case is made of cheap plastic.
                                I am using it on a 13" macbook pro mid 2012 with Yosemite on a USB3 port.

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

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Blazing Fast

                                By 

                                from GA

                                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:

                                  The is the fastest flash drive I've ever had. I average 50 to 70mb per second on write & 100 to 130mb per second read. I highly reccomend this drive

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

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