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ThePhotoStick 128GB Easy One Click Photo and Video Backup

Last Updated: June 27, 2020 (Refresh Now)
5.5
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Device Compatibility
 68
mac, photostick, imac, windows 10, stick
+21%
-79%
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" ...  It said that this would work with the Mac OS 10.6 or higher, but when I received the PhotoStick it said it wouldn't work unless I had Mac OS 10.7 or higher.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't seem to want to switch back and forth between PC and Mac very well either.  ...  "
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" ...  When I tried to eject it, however, it wouldn't eject via the WIndows utility. ... I tried to shut it down via Task Manager, but that wouldn't work either.  ...  "
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" ...  does not work with windows 10.  ...  "
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" ...  It didn’t work on my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I got a message from OneDrive saying I had deleted a bunch of files from my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not work for crap with MacBook air  ...  "
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" ...  It did not even appeared in the computer.  ...  "
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Ease of Use
 62
easy, use, fast, user friendly, pictures
+89%
-11%
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to transport  ...  "
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" ...  It is as easy to use as they advertise.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use, plug it in it goes to work and saves photo's  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use but had to locate system to start  ...  "
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" ...  This product was easy for me to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery and easy to use.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 58
started, working, defective, stopped working, photos
+12%
-88%
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" ...  Waited too long to use as I was away for a few months on business so it was out of return window or it would have gone right back  ...  "
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" ...  didn't work and company not responding  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure if it’s just mine or if my issues are indicative of a bad product. ... It glitches out when I plugged it in.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe I failed to set it up correctly.  ...  "
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" ...  MAY HAVE BEEN DEFECTIVE.  ...  "
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" ...  I may try again in a few months in hopes they can get it right.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not work.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a piece of junk.  ...  "
Returns
 46
refund, returned, sent, replacement, returning
+2%
-98%
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" ...  Requested a return of the stick.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't know if it too late to return it is it's a wast of money.  ...  "
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" ...  I am afraid to send this back as it might have my private identity information on it.  ...  "
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" ...  I should have returned it.  ...  "
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" ...  Will return it  ...  "
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" ...  I sent it back and they sent another.  ...  "
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" ...  waiting for refund!  ...  "
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" ...  Then I tried to return it and went through 2 weeks of back and forth before I received a partial refund.  ...  "
Camera
 45
pictures, photo stick, download, 000, stick
+58%
-42%
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" ...  Nice for storing photos.  ...  "
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" ...  I would recommend this photo stick, I loaded over 36,000 pictures, and video's.  ...  "
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" ...  Perhaps because I store my camera photos there?  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend this product for anyone that collects pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  2 days to find 13 000 photos then .  ...  "
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" ...  Great time saver and helps you easily back up all your photos.  ...  "
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" ...  It took forever to download the pictures and it showed all the duplicates.  ...  "
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" ...  This photo stick is wonderful.  ...  "
Memory
 42
storage, flash drive, thumb drive, hard drive, capacity
+57%
-43%
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" ...  I inserted the drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It started reading my hard drive.  ...  "
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" ...  15% of my photostick's memory is allocated to nothing, which means I have lost 15% of my storage capacity. ... I would have done better buying a flash drive!  ...  "
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" ...  I had many pictures and large videos on my hard drive to transfer to this device, which handle the transferring simple, quick and easy.  ...  "
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" ...  What's even crazier is I purchased the 128 gb which I thought would hold a tremendous amount of information, but the proof was not there. ... With all the pictures I had the stick showed on the initial download that it took up almost half of the space.  ...  "
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" ...  Since I had the photos originally in a file structure on my computer, it dumped all the photos into ONE big folder and ignored the file structure. ... Buy a thumb drive (ScanDisk Cruiser 256K) for the same amount of money and have more flexibility.  ...  "
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" ...  Great storage device!  ...  "
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" ...  Organizing the files seems tedious or cumberson. ... I got the largest capacity (128G) available and it has only used 36% of the storage available.  ...  "
Software Platform
 40
mac, os, windows 10, photostick, error message
+10%
-90%
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" ...  This POS is backing up software garbage picts and videos  ...  "
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" ...  Then, even though I could see my files on the device, they would not open from the app. ... Finally, after reformatting and re-loading the app to the device, and re-downloading, the files finally opened up, But again, it took hours, not minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  When I tried the app again, it ran for a few moments and stopped.  ...  "
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" ...  Says it will work with OS 10.6 or newer, but won’t load. ... But Safari won’t even let me go to its website, says its not secure.  ...  "
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" ...  no photos no software .  ...  "
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" ...  (1) Organization: Folders created on the Stick cannot be renamed or sorted. ... A workaround to the folder limitations would be to use the PhotoStick "Save" option. ... You can then use Windows File Explorer to create and organize your folders.  ...  "
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" ...  My Windows PC said disk was not formatted.  ...  "
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" ...  It said that this would work with the Mac OS 10.6 or higher, but when I received the PhotoStick it said it wouldn't work unless I had Mac OS 10.7 or higher.  ...  "
Marketplace
 39
advertised, photos, amazon, seller, photo
+54%
-46%
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" ...  Works just like it says and found all my photos. ... It found pictures I didn't even remember having.  ...  "
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" ...  Works exactly as expected  ...  "
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" ...  Was easy to put pictures on.  ...  "
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" ...  It performed as advertised however, if your photos and videos aren't "tagged", you'll never know what is what!?  ...  "
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" ...  The interesting thing is that it found pictures that my parents had that were previously digitized.  ...  "
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" ...  I had a grand total of about 60,000 images, with many duplicates.  ...  "
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" ...  Performed as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Exactly as advertised.  ...  "
Price
 36
money, waste your money, total, worth the money, waste of time
+19%
-81%
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" ...  A waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Corrupted and a waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Waste of time and money.  ...  "
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" ...  Total waste of money.  ...  "
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" ...  Do NOT waste your money on this device.  ...  "
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" ...  Don’t waste your money.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions okay but just not worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  What a waste of money.  ...  "
Product As Described
 25
advertised, photos, photo, images, duplicates
+72%
-28%
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" ...  duplicates are found by looking at filenames, not images)  ...  "
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" ...  Convenient to keep pictures in one place.  ...  "
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" ...  Performed as advertised  ...  "
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" ...  Great item for my photos  ...  "
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" ...  It found more pictures then I thought I had and some I haven't seen in awhile.  ...  "
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" ...  It performed as advertised however, if your photos and videos aren't "tagged", you'll never know what is what!?  ...  "
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" ...  This was an excellent product to save my pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  All it did was save pictures.  ...  "
Apps
 23
software, folder, file, folders, ran
+22%
-78%
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" ...  I copied those files to my picture folder and then tried to rerun the photostick program.  ...  "
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" ...  There was an alias to the app that is supposed to download photos on the Mac, but the alias led to nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  Then I got a message from OneDrive saying I had deleted a bunch of files from my computer. ... It was wondering if i wanted them deleted from OneDrive too.  ...  "
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" ...  However, no actual files could be found. ... The “My Files” folder displays empty, and even clicking the “see my photos” button resulted in no photos or videos.  ...  "
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" ...  All those sorted files were no longer sorted.  ...  "
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" ...  this download seems haphazard.  ...  "
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" ...  When I tried the app again, it ran for a few moments and stopped.  ...  "
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" ...  After loading manually, could not delete or add to some files.  ...  "
Ports
 21
drive, computer, usb port, different usb port, try a different
+33%
-67%
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" ...  My other computer did not even recognize it as being in the USB drive so it was useless to me: way overpriced for a simple thumb Drive  ...  "
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" ...  Tried it a number of times using different usb ports. ... The tech had me download the software and reinstall on the usb drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It took weeks to receive and then no software on the USB drive.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted the company and they sent me a software to update on the USB.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted Photostick, they had me switch to a different USB port and try again.  ...  "
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" ...  The apple computer cannot find the USB drive. ... I tried it in my IBM with Windows 10 (used to earn a living as an IT consultant) The IBM will not find the USB drive.  ...  "
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" ...  The capacity is 128Gb but it freezes every time I put it in the USB port, I have had to restart many times my two laptops and it is a pain in the butt, freezing once and every time .  ...  "
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" ...  It was for me no better than a standard 1208GB USB which I already have plenty of.  ...  "
Setup
 20
mac, said, plugged, photostick, followed instructions
+30%
-70%
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" ...  When I went to view them (followed instructions) it said I had approximately only 1,251 .  ...  "
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" ...  Out of the box, followed instructions  ...  "
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" ...  When I plugged it in there was no automatic jump to instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  I feel there should have been some explicit instructions with the item, especially for people that are not expert computer users.  ...  "
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" ...  Instructions are a joke.  ...  "
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" ...  After installation the unit seemed to be working but I was unable to find a means to inspect its content.  ...  "
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" ...  Not enough instruction to work with offline plug and play.  ...  "
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" ...  Their fix was to send me instructions to wipe the photostick and reformat.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 19
photos, photo, photostick, hp, copied
+68%
-32%
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" ...  Was easy to put pictures on.  ...  "
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" ...  It tells you it organizers pictures from when taken, not true.  ...  "
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" ...  All it did was save pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  Back up photos.  ...  "
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" ...  There is a lot of stuff on this computer, including a lot of photos.  ...  "
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" ...  This was an excellent product to save my pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  Hundreds of pictures and I still have room on there for hundreds more  ...  "
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" ...  I recommend this product for anyone that collects pictures.  ...  "
Storage
 14
capacity, tons, room, remove, plenty
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Having a place to store and organizer my photographs !  ...  "
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" ...  I bought the 128GB so have plenty of room for more.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought I had a lot of photos, but what I had didn't even fill half the space.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tons of space left.  ...  "
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" ...  Definitely the better of the two in terms of capacity.  ...  "
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" ...  Is as advertised: ease of use, capacity, etc.  ...  "
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" ...  Did not pull the videos but it easily pulled all the pictures off and had tons of space for more pics.  ...  "
USB
 13
drive, computer, software, photos, thumb
+23%
-77%
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" ...  This did not perform as advertised… I put it in the USB drive of my computer in order to remove photos from my computer before I wiped the hard drive and all the computer wanted to do was format the photo stick. ... My other computer did not even recognize it as being in the USB drive so it was useless to me: way overpriced for a simple thumb Drive  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted the company and they sent me a software to update on the USB.  ...  "
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" ...  The apple computer cannot find the USB drive. ... I tried it in my IBM with Windows 10 (used to earn a living as an IT consultant) The IBM will not find the USB drive.  ...  "
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" ...  When I deleted and tried again it did not go back to photostick.exe and I just got stuck as it turned into another USB.  ...  "
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" ...  It was a plain USB drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It took weeks to receive and then no software on the USB drive.  ...  "
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" ...  When I finally stopped it after two hours, I couldn’t find any photos on the usb drive.  ...  "
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" ...  It was for me no better than a standard 1208GB USB which I already have plenty of.  ...  "
Scan Quality
 12
photos, scans, scanning, files, hard drive
+25%
-75%
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" ...  This device would scan my Mac only after quite a bit of trying. ... I sended up scanning but would not save any of my photos .  ...  "
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" ...  tried on several computers and would stop half way through the scan. ... Left it scan over night with no results.  ...  "
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" ...  Erased everything and then the computer wanted to scan and repair it.  ...  "
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" ...  The photostick went through them fairly quickly but then stopped scanning. ... The blue bar that indicates scanning just kept going back and forth ad infinitum. ... I must have attempted to scan at least twenty times, all with the same result.  ...  "
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" ...  The initial scan took a little time but no too bad. ... The scan is only the first step, the next step is it has to process/save all those files.  ...  "
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" ...  This took about 12 hours to scan my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  Each time, it loaded, opened and started to scan quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  Does not always scan the identified files. ... Routinely requires a scan of the drive that Photostick is using.  ...  "
Overall performance
 12
fast, took, speed, computer, forever
+42%
-58%
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" ...  On the Mac, it was very slow.  ...  "
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" ...  I finally shut the computer down and took it out.  ...  "
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" ...  EXTREMELY Slow Speed!  ...  "
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" ...  The search was fast, but the processing took FOREVER .  ...  "
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" ...  It is very SLOW.  ...  "
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" ...  I did finally get it to work on my PC, but nowhere near at the speed advertised.  ...  "
Print Quality
 10
pictures, hp, photo, easy, copying
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Poor instructions, its does search but does not save all photos.  ...  "
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" ...  Then, I tried to take the pictures off my HP. ... There was no way I could make the Photos Stick work on my HP. ... Apparently, I will have to purchase another Photo Stick to copy the pictures from my HP. ... Maybe I'm just not computer literate enough to take my photos off both the Mac and the HP.  ...  "
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" ...  BUT I then could not access the supposedly copied photos.  ...  "
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" ...  The replacement found photos but was EXTREMELY slow loading them onto the the stick.  ...  "
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" ...  I did not have all of my photos labeled, but most of the ones that were labeled, the labels carried over as garbage.  ...  "
Codecs
 8
file, select, jpg, format, png
+25%
-75%
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" ...  23,500 files and about 430 duplicate files.  ...  "
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" ...  I have not been able to get this product to save all the files.  ...  "
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" ...  Asked for permission to format it. ... Then told me it was unable to format it.  ...  "
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" ...  It does not save files by folder.  ...  "
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" ...  Some files were copied multiple times and other files were corrupted.  ...  "
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" ...  Format on USB doesn't work with their computers.  ...  "
Delivery
 8
delivery, shipping, quick, photostick, paid
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Delivery was perfect, on time and packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  The delivery was quick and the Stick was every thing advertised.  ...  "
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" ...  "I just received this item, and it appears to be a great product.  ...  "
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" ...  Quick delivery and easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Received my PhotoStick 128 in timely manner.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 7
product, piece, may, one, get a refund
-100%
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" ...  MAY HAVE BEEN DEFECTIVE.  ...  "
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" ...  I may buy another one because this one is defective.  ...  "
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" ...  Maybe it’s defective.  ...  "
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" ...  It's annoying to get a defective product but it is unforgiveable for a company to ignore a problem!  ...  "
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" ...  It's defective.  ...  "
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" ...  Also delivered bent.  ...  "
For Running
 5
runs, running, never, would, thephotostick
+20%
-80%
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" ...  It just keeps running but doing nothing.  ...  "
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" ...  The most it would run was about 75%.  ...  "
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" ...  Run #1: I then chose to do an immediate back up.  ...  "
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" ...  It runs and identifies what needs to be saved to Thephotostick but never actually backs up or saves to Thephotostick.  ...  "
As Gift
 5
christmas, used, bought
+80%
-20%
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" ...  All she wanted was her pictures, so at Christmas she used this.  ...  "
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" ...  might get for Christmas gifts .  ...  "
Sound Quality
 5
sound, like, photos, device, safe
+100%
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" ...  It sounds great in the advertising, but actually a worthless product.  ...  "
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" ...  I know this sounds like a lot of work, but PhotoStick really does most of the effort by finding all of the photos on your device.  ...  "
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" ...  This sounds like a great idea.  ...  "
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" ...  sound is good and with the case that comes with it, it is easy to carry and is light.  ...  "
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" ...  All photos in one place safe and sound.  ...  "
For Kids
 4
bought
+100%
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" ...  I bought this for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  I even bought a second one for my son.  ...  "
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" ...  Was able to retrieve pictures since engagement, wedding, and birth of her children.  ...  "
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" ...  Gave this to my college age daughter and she loved it  ...  "
Fit
 4
fits, fit, back, stick, pictures
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Photo stick would not hold all of our pictures on the computer.  ...  "
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" ...  The case was loose and had to glue back together.  ...  "
Capacity
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  And more room than I thought.  ...  "
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" ...  Have more room now .  ...  "
Color
 3
pictures, 2019
-100%
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" ...  For example, if a photo was taken in 2017 and you moved or edited it in 2019, it will be listed with the 2019 photos.  ...  "
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" ...  Photos are still not backed up.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't display photos properly and I can't change settings.  ...  "
Lagging
 3
slow, restart
-100%
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" ...  Causes my PC to freeze.  ...  "
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" ...  In 20 minutes it seemed to freeze. ... After the reboot, I tried to do run #4.  ...  "
CD/DVD
 3
photos, hard drive, disc
-100%
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" ...  I plugged it in and no software was on the disk.  ...  "
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" ...  I only received a blank thumb drive no files or executables.  ...  "
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" ...  All indications were that all photos and videos had been copied, and the graphic indicated the disc was 60% full.  ...  "
Original Product
 3
feature, duplicate
-100%
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" ...  After all that is done I am still back to the original / same problem.  ...  "
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" ...  I do not believe it is the original photostick as seen advertised and is a scam.  ...  "
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" ...  Regarding the duplicate feature.  ...  "
Call quality
 3
help, call, wait, support, number
-100%
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" ...  Will try to call Photo Stick to see if any help there.  ...  "
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" ...  There is NO phone support just Live Chat so you have to wait and wait and wait.  ...  "
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" ...  No phone number to call for help either.  ...  "
Size
 3
sound
+67%
-33%
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" ...  Easy to transport  ...  "
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" ...  sound is good and with the case that comes with it, it is easy to carry and is light.  ...  "
Build Quality
 3
back
-100%
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" ...  it is a usless piece of plastic!  ...  "
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" ...  The case was loose and had to glue back together.  ...  "

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