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SAMSUNG 256GB BAR Plus (Metal) USB 3.1 Flash Drive, Speed Up to 300MB/s (MUF-256BE3/AM)

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  • Reliable and secure storage for your photos, videos, music, and files
  • Rugged metal casing for durability with key ring to prevent loss
  • Safeguard your data (Water proof, shock proof, magnet proof, temperature proof, x-ray proof)
  • USB 3.1 flash drive with backwards compatibility (USB 3.0, USB 2.0)

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Samsung BAR Plus USB 3.1 Flash Drive

Speed in Style

A modern take on a classic. The next generation Bar Plus elevates the flash drive to an everyday essential, offering impressive speeds in a striking design. Its metal housing is strong and durable, ensuring you data is safe and sound in the rigors of on-the-go use. A key ring hole means you can keep your drive within easy reach. Fitting in your hand, the Samsung BAR Plus offers a pure minimalism that cleverly blends style, speed, and reliability.

Move Files in a Flash

Get your time back. Fast and convenient read speeds up to 300 MB/s¹ with the latest USB 3.1 standard gives you more time to work, play, watch, and create. Send a 3GB 4K UHD video file from your Bar Plus to your PC in just 10 seconds².

  1. Up to 300 MB/s for 256/128GB models; Up to 200 MB/s for 64/32GB models.
  2. Minimum of 10 secs for 256/128GB models; Minimum of 14 secs for 64/32GB models (tested with combination of Asus Z370-G, Intel i7-8700K@3.70GHz, 8GB DDR4 and Windows 10 Enterprise 64bit).

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Rugged Refinement

As rugged as it is stylish. The sturdy metal body keeps your data safe and intact, and the integrated key ring prevents accidental misplacement or loss. The Bar Plus is the ideal combination of stunning design and worry-free durability.

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Tough & Trusted

Files stay secure, anywhere you go. Samsung's leadership in flash memory makes the Bar Plus a trustworthy drive to store your valuable data. It works through it all with a waterproof¹, shock-proof², temperature-proof³, magnet-proof4, and X-ray-proof5 body.

  1. Up to 72 hrs in seawater.
  2. Up to 1,500 gravitational acceleration.
  3. Withstands -25°C to 85°C operating, -40°C to 85°C non-operating
  4. Up to 15,000 gauss (equal to MRI).
  5. Up to 50 Roentgen (equal to airport X-ray machines).

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  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 5 years
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5/ 5
SAMSUNG DOES NOT ADVERTISE A FAST WRITE SPEED FOR THIS MODEL.

Pros: The Samsung BAR Plus is definitely good value for the money, but it's not lightning fast. Some reviewers here have complained that they expected Write speeds to be much faster than what they're getting. One person even said " They advertise it as "Up to 200MB/s write speed..." , BUT THAT'S NOT TRUE.

The advertised READ speed is Up to 300MB/sec., depending on the type of file, and the speed supported by the USB port that you plug it into (which can vary a lot!). SAMSUNG DOES NOT ADVERTISE A FAST WRITE SPEED FOR THIS MODEL. In fact, they don't even mention the Write speed.

A year or two ago we saw a lot of "fast" USB flash drives with 80MB-100MB/sec. Read speeds. Most of those drives had Write speeds around 10MB-20MB/sec. Now, the Read speeds are 200MB-300MB/sec., and the Write speeds are still an order of magnitude slower.

Cons: If you require really fast Write speeds be prepared to pay significantly more than the price of this Samsung BAR Plus. That's because fast Write speed requires better memory chips, a controller chip and careful tuning.

Also, note that the specs say "Up to". You'll only see those fastest speeds on large contiguous files such as video files larger than 100MB. Smaller files or a mixture of files will NOT be written at the top advertised speed.

Overall Review: Check out some models which have fast Write speed as well as fast Read speed. All of these are available here on Newegg.com:

Corsair 256GB Voyager GTX USB 3.0 Flash Drive.
Corsair CMFSL3X2-256GB
SanDisk 256GB Extreme Pro USB 3.1 Flash Drive
256GB Transcend JetFlash 780 Ultra-fast USB3.0 Flash Drive
Sandisk 256GB Top Solid State Flash Drive High Speed Up To 420MB/s PenDrive Z880 Memoria USB 3.1 Disk Pendrive Stick

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1/ 5
DO NOT BUY THIS!!

Pros: It worked well....for literally 2 months.

Cons: It died on me, became unresponsive after having it right at 2 months. That was a lot of money to spend for a throw away 256Gb flash drive. I paid $50 for it and I lost all my data. Not sure which hurts worse right now. I would not want another Samsung flash drive if you gave it to me. You have to be able to trust the device and right now I wouldn't.

Overall Review: Just a big fail.

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5/ 5
Great Flash Drive

Pros: This product is fast and reliable. It is also aesthetically beautiful.

Cons: I don't have more of them - at least yet!

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5/ 5
Great product small but fast

Pros: No problem with the product looks good fast works like it should

Cons: None

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3/ 5
Solid, but slow

Pros: Solid aluminum construction, looks good, has key ring loop, Samsung brand

Cons: No end cap or retraction of USB connection to protect terminals; quite SLOW considering it is called USB 3.1 - average 40 mb/s transfer speed to drive via USB 3.0 port copying files from internal SATA SSD in newer Acer Nitro laptop with strong CPU, NVME SSD system drive, and 8GB RAM. By contrast my 128 GB RAGE thumb drive averages over 100 mb/s, sometimes as high as 170.

Overall Review: I previously had a Samsung Bar 128 GB drive, performance was disappointing, and it didn't last very long, I hope the life on this one is better. I absolutely Iove my Samsung 970 Pro NVME drive and 860 Evo NVME and SATA internal drives, not sure why Samsung can't seem to deliver that kind of performance and reliability in a USB flash drive.

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5/ 5
Excellent Product! Work Great!

Pros: Works great as a Multi-boot USB Flash Drive except some multi-boot creator programs might be virus or worms, so be careful.

Cons: Some multi-boot creator programs used with this might be viruses or worms, so be careful.

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