US EDU Giveaway - January '24

Edit: CONGRATS to this month's winner,    

Enter to win a Lenovo Yoga 6!

Kick off the new year with a chance to win a new Yoga laptop in 2024 from the Lenovo EDU Community!

What new years resolutions would you pursue with this device?

Use the widget above to enter the giveaway.
Contest open to US LenovoEDU members only.


  • cool.

  • Congrats ! Well-deserved for sure.

  • Nice!

    That model is USB 3.x Gen 1 — which means 5 Gbps (nominal) total bandwidth.  The PS8 is USB 3.x Gen 2 — or 10 Gbps (nominal) total bandwidth.  And the product description claims ≈500 MiB/s read/write speeds.

    Makes sense.

    USB specifications actually get more complicated than that.  Gen 1×2 is also 10 Gbps, but only on USB-C.  And Gen 2×2 is 20 Gbps, also only on USB-C.

    The Gen 1 protocol uses 20% of its bandwidth for communication — as opposed to only 3%, for Gen 2.  That is, Gen 1 has only 80% of bandwidth available for user-data.  While Gen 2 has 97% available.

    I remember some YT videos which cover the reality of USB data-rates.  As well as the ridiculous naming (and renaming) system; e.g. USB 3.2 Gen 1 is (virtually) identical to (original) USB 3.0.

    ThioJoe covers it pretty well.  But, I remember catching some errors in what he presents.  I just don't remember exactly what they were.  I watched it when it was new, 3 months ago.

    I mention it, because... among his claims (or reports)... Gen 1×1 has an effective bandwidth of only 450 MB/s.

    Please test your PS6,  .  If you get 500–550 MB/s, then we may have proof that ThioJoe (or his source) is incorrect. :-)

    Or that the PS6 is actually Gen 1×2?  And the limitation may be in the NAND-flash memory? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I am curious.  Please share your findings.  M0rn1n6St4r out! lol

  • Kudos Geoffrey!

  • I just bought the PS6! 1 TB LOL!

  • Congratulations,  !

    Welcome to the multiverse of Lenovo's Community-giveaway winners! :-)

    btw- If you are looking for something to pair with your new Yoga 6, you may want to check out Lenovo PS8 Portable Solid State Drive 1TB — currently on sale for $69.99.  I bought one in December.  It's been a lifesaver.  It really reads and writes at ≈1 GiB/s¹!  It's cut the time required for my (uncompressed) files backup, to ⅒th what it had been with my thumb-drive.  It's so great!

    ¹ Using ExFAT partition(s).  I'm using a current Linux distribution and kernel.  I still need to test the drive with Windows 11.  But, using Linux, I only get 400–500 MiB/s — when I write to an NTFS partition.  I may not have the latest kernel-module for NTFS.  I plan to write a full review, after I've tested it on Windows 11.  But, there's no problem writing at ≈1 GiB/s, with Linux, to the ExFAT partition.  The drive came pre-formatted as a 1 TB ExFAT partition.  But, I replaced that partition with 3 partitions — only one of which is ExFAT.

  • Who won?

  • Hey,  !

    The EDU Community's forums appear to be quite broken, right now.  Not only can I not reply to any topic, topics are barely loading.  Please see embedded image (if embedding images still works): Second language for kids has 19 replies (selected text in image), but I see only one of those replies — from Eduardo L (attempted mention caused an issue — couldn't submit reply).

    Screenshot — Second language for kids

    It's become next to impossible to be a "novelist" on the EDU Community, since... Groundhog Day?  Have I been Punxsutawney Phil'd?  Destined to repeat the same typing over and over... until I learn my lesson? :-)

  • Last entry for the Yoga 6, keeping my toes crossed!!!

  • I really like the form factor of this laptop. Lenovo always has a great looking hardware.

    Side note: I hope that Threads is integrated with these contests at some point for people that don't use X/Twitter.