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PNY Technologies128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive
 
4.6

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (28)
  • Easy to use (27)
  • Portable (25)
  • Fast (24)
  • Reliable (17)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Additional storage (20)
    • Back-up (20)
    • File transfer (19)
    • Video (16)
    • Music (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (22), Casual user (8)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (21), Business (9)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (28)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Used for RED 4K

    So I shot this music video on a RED Camera in 4K and I backed up all my files to Blu-Ray data and a traditional hard drive. Now when it came time to edit...Read complete review

    So I shot this music video on a RED Camera in 4K and I backed up all my files to Blu-Ray data and a traditional hard drive. Now when it came time to edit I used AVID (MAC or PC) and this Flash drive. It was two 64 gig RED mags for data and I stored it for editing purpose on this flash drive. Its a USB3 and its very fast.I formatted it for PC and in AVID using AMA I was able to edit 4K right off the FLASH DRIVE. No stuttering and worked perfectly. I I highly recommend this it really worked for me. It was just as fast as my SSD. Had to set AVID video playback at best performance. Worked just as well in AdobeP. This is a great alternative to SSD in a small package. Yes some SSD give you better performance but this flash was able to handle the RED4K files directly with no problem. Yes I will buy two more next time.Next test will be the BlackMagic URSA camera files yes I said URSA

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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

    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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    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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      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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        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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          4.0

          Good Deal

          By Dhunckyn

          from Albuquerque, NM

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • File Transfer

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

            Used to install Windows Deployment worked great

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

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            5.0

            FAST AND EASY

            By MIKEY

            from NY, NY

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Backup

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

              REALLY A NO-BRAINER. I USE THIS AS A MOBILE BACK UP FOR MY WORK FILES. IT IS FAST AND EASY.

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

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              5.0

              Small size with big opportunities

              By Ellice

              from New York

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

              Use this Drive while travelling to store my images. Super convenient size, fits straight into the wallet, no issues so far!

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              4.0

              Very fast, but not for OS installs

              By xion

              from Los Angeles, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                  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).

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

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                  5.0

                  128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive

                  By luckydawg54

                  from Bellingham, WA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fast
                  • High Capacity
                  • Portable

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

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

                  very fast, have not used it long enough to see how dependable but so far so good. Great value for the money.

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

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                  4.0

                  works like a charm

                  By JeniLyoness

                  from San Francisco, CA

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Affordable
                  • 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:

                    I'm transporting video files on this little power house. I'd give it 5 stars for price & convenience, but it's sliding plastic protector thing is a little tricky so I docked it a star.

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

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                    5.0

                    Good Quick Storage

                    By Ludis

                    from Minneapolis-StPaul MN

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • File Transfer
                      • Video

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

                      I use this as an intermediate source of storage until I can get to by backups

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business

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                      5.0

                      Used for RED 4K

                      By Liquid

                      from New York

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Video

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

                        So I shot this music video on a RED Camera in 4K and I backed up all my files to Blu-Ray data and a traditional hard drive. Now when it came time to edit I used AVID (MAC or PC) and this Flash drive. It was two 64 gig RED mags for data and I stored it for editing purpose on this flash drive. Its a USB3 and its very fast.I formatted it for PC and in AVID using AMA I was able to edit 4K right off the FLASH DRIVE. No stuttering and worked perfectly. I I highly recommend this it really worked for me. It was just as fast as my SSD. Had to set AVID video playback at best performance. Worked just as well in AdobeP. This is a great alternative to SSD in a small package. Yes some SSD give you better performance but this flash was able to handle the RED4K files directly with no problem. Yes I will buy two more next time.Next test will be the BlackMagic URSA camera files yes I said URSA

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

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                        5.0

                        128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive by PNY

                        By HD

                        from Florida

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • High Capacity
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • File Transfer

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

                          For me it is 5 stars. It is what I ordered and arrived in a timely manner.
                          I have not really tested 2.0 to 3.0 speed difference. Just recently obtained a PC with 3.0 USB port.
                          So far it is meeting my requirements.
                          I will continue to do business with B&H.

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

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Great portable backup

                          By Warren

                          from West Springfield, Ma.

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Cheap Piece Of Mind
                          • Easy To Set Up
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast
                          • Great Storage Size
                          • High Capacity
                          • Portable
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                          • Non At The Time

                          Best Uses

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

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

                          I use the PNY 128gb Turbo 3.0 flash drive to back up my extensive photo work and also my video's. Being USB 3 it's much faster and the size (physical size) of the drive is ideal for for storage. Doesn't take up space and easy to bring along if need be to show work on it. A HDD I had for backup failed and I lost tons of images. I still use a HDD but this gives me an extra margin of safety. This makes 3 now for storage. Couldn't be happier or more at ease.

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

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                          5.0

                          Portable and durable

                          By Springdale District TV

                          from Springdale Arkansas

                          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
                            • Music
                            • Video

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

                            Good purchase! Transfers fast

                            • Primary use:
                            • Business

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                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Good USB

                            By Yezterday

                            from Orange County, CA

                            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:

                              Fast and quality.

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

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                              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              love it

                              By DD

                              from ohio

                              About Me Casual user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup

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

                                  Great value. i bought three of them.

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

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                                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Good....

                                  By Shazad

                                  from Frisco, TX

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Video

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

                                    Transferring pics and videos

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

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                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Scary fast

                                    By Surveyor

                                    from Northwest Florida

                                    About Me Power user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Fast
                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Portable

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup
                                      • File Transfer

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

                                      I transferred a 4gb file in 30± seconds. impressive

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

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