1 Gb Pen Drive

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how much 1 GB pen drive cost,new delhi?????
 
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should be around 1200-1400.
 
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When I bought a 1 GB Kingston pendrive at the beginning of june, it did cost Rs.1450 in bangalore. (but it was slow - read/write was 6mBps/3mBps)Now, the same is available for Rs.790 and 2 GB pendrive (a newer & much faster model) comes for Rs.1300
 
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QUOTE(prathapml @ Jul 25 2006, 01:56 AM) [snapback]56659[/snapback]
2 GB pendrive (a newer & much faster model) comes for Rs.1300
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Wow, I used to think it would cost more then 2k. Wonder how on earth companies charge so much for MP3 players based on the same technology.
 
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Dude...MP3 is patented, so the real companies like Transcend, Apple etc who license it pass on their costs..in case of chinese playes , I doubt, thats why the chinese palyers are cheap. Remember its not always about hardware.
 


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QUOTE(aniketvb @ Jul 26 2006, 12:50 AM) [snapback]56716[/snapback]
Dude...MP3 is patented, so the real companies like Transcend, Apple etc who license it pass on their costs....
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The economics are:

$2.5 per mp3 encoder with a yearly minimum of $15,000[/b]

http://forum.dbpoweramp.com/printthread.php?t=5399

Even that does not justify the costs.
 
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i dont think that 2 GB for 1300....it must b without warranty....here in delhi....i asked for 1 GB quantum pen drive wid 3 yrs warranty.
 
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It indeed has warranty, 2 years (gotta see box to be sure) & kingston brand.
 
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flash memory is the best, They are like indestructible.
 
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yeah, only thing is that they start failing after like 100,000 cycles ;)
 
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QUOTE(max @ Aug 1 2006, 11:48 PM) [snapback]57255[/snapback]
yeah, only thing is that they start failing after like 100,000 cycles ;)
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I've read the same too, but i wonder whether its still relevant now a days.

What he means here is that each sector (if u can call it such) on a flash card is only good upto 100,000 writes. So imagine something like a windows paging file that would be constantly be changing meaning that storage life of such a device would be considerably shorter in comparison to say a regular HD.
 
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Add one more zero...

Samsung/Toshiba flash memory chips gurranty 1M write operations per block.

a BBC article on flash memory reliability

They were dipped into cola, put through a washing machine, dunked in coffee, trampled by a skateboard, run over by a child's toy car and given to a six-year-old boy to destroy.

Perhaps surprisingly, all the cards survived these six tests.

Most of them did fail to get through two additional tests - being smashed by a sledgehammer and being nailed to a tree. [/b]

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3939333.stm
 

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