Anyone have a USB thumb drive??

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  1. Gen5_EG

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    Anyone have them? How are they??? :confused:
     
  2. CyberBullets

    CyberBullets I reach to the sky, and call out your name. If I c

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    no but my work has them. as long as u have win98se ur fine about drivers. i love using them at work. forget SLOW floppies!
     
  3. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    What are they exactly?
     
  4. crontab

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    It's essentially Flash RAM. I have one, that Creative Nomad Nuvo mp3 player acts as one. Works great. Plug it in, drag and drop. Can't get any easier.

    -crontab -l
     
  5. tstrandh

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    They have 1024 mb ones but they're freakin expensive
     
  7. WannaZO6

    WannaZO6 There are 10 types of people in the world, the one

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    i have a 64 mb soyo [email protected] and i love it. it plugs directly into any computer without drivers (except win98) and shows up as another hard drive. its fast, bigger than 1.4 MB, and pretty cool looking. definately buy it online, the ones at circuit city/best buy are crazy overpriced.
     
  8. Astro

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    My friend has a 32mb one (Best Buy edition but he got it as a gift). Works very well from what I hear.

    I just picked up latest Archos 20gb drive with USB v2.0 and its a beautiful thing - 6gb of "data" transfered in no time (12 minutes give or a take a minute or two).
     
  9. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Cool :cool:

    Anyone else see the tiny little USB2 hard drives on ThinkGeek? Up to 60GB in 5"x3"x0.5", very cool :bigthumb:
     
  10. Little Spunky $#!T

    Little Spunky $#!T :cool:

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    A friend of mine has one. He seems to like it. They sure beat the hell outta floppy disks :o
     
  11. HardTech

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    they can transfer data in and out of the CIA headquarters [/the recruit]
     
  12. CyberBullets

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  13. Marcos

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    I was looking into buying one, as i need to transfer files between college and home.

    I think they kick ass, heres the one i like:

    (sony..of course :rolleyes: :bigthumb: )

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Gerchik

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    I am looking for one also and I am considering Sony. The problem however, is that there are soooooo many, I don't know what the difference between them is (besides read/write rates).

    Anyone????
     
  15. Marcos

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    I bet any (except maybe the cheaper looking ones) will have plenty performance for you.

    The rest is just capacity (32,64,128mb) and style/looks
     
  16. 6Double5321

    6Double5321 Into the blue again, after the money's gone

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    My 4-year-old Compaq has Windows 98 (not SE); I installed the drivers that came with my USB drive and it works just fine. My HP Pavilion with Win98 SE refuses to acknowledge it, no matter what drivers I install. :shrug:
     
  17. Gerchik

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    So you're saying that there is no difference between them as long as I get a brand name?

    except of course the read/write rates and the capacity?
     
  18. Marcos

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    Im saying you wont notice the difference. I am a sucker for quality design/trusty brands.

    That lexar one posted above is very ugly to me, no matter what colour.

    You may not be bothered about the design, so all you have to worry about is getting a trustworthy brand/product.

    EDIT: That does not mean i think Lexar are untrustworthy, i just dont like them.



    Ebay has them for cheap, if you like to shop that way. make sure you get what you see
     
  19. itchypony

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    I have this one and love it! 16MB is perfect for html stuff or text.
     
  20. Gerchik

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    I understand what you are saying. I am thinking of going with Sony's Micro Vault. They are stylish and Sony is a trusted brand for me.
     
  21. Marcos

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    :cool: I really like the design, ive seen lots of others but that one is really innovative.



    Im going to be buying a sony soon. Ebay has some, going at around £60 for the 128mb one, thats about $90, am i getting ripped off?

    Can you find out the cheapest price there in the USA for me
     
  22. Gerchik

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    You aren't getting ripped of....
    on pricewatch.com the cheapes 128MB Sony Micro Vault is $93. So your price sounds about right.

    Do you know if it's both USB 1.0 and US 2.0 compliant?
     
  23. Marcos

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    Not sure, though i only have 1.1 on laptop so cant make full use of faster speeds.

    My guess is flash memory couldnt go fast enough to take advantage of USB 2.0
     
  24. Gerchik

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    I'm not sure what you mean when you say "take full advantage" of 2.0 but some of the USB Flash Devices that I saw, stated explicitly that they were for 2.0 but were also 1.1 Compliant.

    I don't know if it means they are faster on 2.0 vs. 1.1 but it looks that way from their advertising
     
  25. Marcos

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    I dont think flash memory is fast enough to read/write at USB 2.0 speeds, but chances are a thumb drive thats compatible with 2.0 will be faster.

    Im sure that either 1.0 or 2.0 will do the job good enough, i wouldnt go for one thaat is 2.0 if it is a big step up in price
     

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