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PNY Technologies128GB Turbo 3.0 USB Flash Drive
 
4.7

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (19)

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    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Large capacity / good size (23)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Fast (22)
  • Portable (21)
  • Reliable (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Back-up (18)
    • Additional storage (17)
    • File transfer (17)
    • Video (14)
    • Music (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (19), Casual user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (17), Business (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (22)

    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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    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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                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

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                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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                  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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                    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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                        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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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            128GB PNY Turbo 3.0 USB Excellent Value

                            By Rick R

                            from Utah

                            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:

                              I have 3 of these drives and 2 64GB versions. All have worked perfectly. Switched to Xfat to move large files over 4GB and it gave me a little more file transfer speed. These USB3.0 drives will move any file over 1 MB very quickly. The majority of my files are larger (Over 1 GB), like movies, ISO and Image backup files. I like the size and sliding cover although it's a little hard to slide at times. I feel these drive are the best value for my hard earned dollars.

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

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                              5.0

                              Inexpensive Flash Drive

                              By Quality1

                              from North America

                              About Me Power 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:

                                Great value! Large capacity!

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

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                                5.0

                                Very fast !

                                By Craig S.

                                from Leesport, PA

                                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:

                                  What more could you ask for. Fast transfers with USB3 connection, no cap to lose, great price, and fast shipping from B&H! I use it for backing up my photos and my downloads. Sturdy construction.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great speed, size not really 128GB

                                  By UE

                                  from Uruguay

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast
                                  • High Capacity
                                  • Portable

                                  Cons

                                  • Capacity Less Than 128gb

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Backup
                                  • File Transfer

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

                                  I bought two of these to back up my ultrabook while travelling. The Write speed is very good, at times reaching about 125MB/s but averaging less depending on the type of copy task.
                                  No caps to lose which is good.
                                  I would have given it five stars except for the fact that actual available storage on the drive is only 119GB which is significantly less than the advertised 128GB. There does not appear to be another partition or empty space on the drive either so who knows where the missing 9GB is.
                                  I have only had the drives for a couple of weeks so I cannot say anything further regarding reliability.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Great price / fast USB drive!

                                  By spinejam

                                  from NC

                                  About Me Power 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:

                                    Huge capacity and really fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds.

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

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                                    4.0

                                    good speed and enough space

                                    By laonQ

                                    from fort lee, NJ

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Video

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

                                      I am totally satisfied with fast read/write speed and big space. If there is some string method for using to link to a key holder, I will love this product.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      3.0 Flash Drive

                                      By CB

                                      from Simi Valley, CA

                                      About Me Power 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:

                                        Fast and works as advertised.

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

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                                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        3.0

                                        Excellent inside, bad outside

                                        By jet

                                        from San Mateo, CA

                                        About Me Casual user

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              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.

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

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