Need help picking a thumbdrive

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  1. WannaZO6

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

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    Which of these thumbdrives would you gus reccomend?

    Sandisk Cruzer 128 MB Flash Drive
    PNY Ultra compact 128MB USb Flash Drive

    Anyone have either of them? I'm getting one but I need to decide which.
     
  2. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    I have a no name (well it's called MeMory in Black but that's too stupid to use) 64MB one that was free at Fry's and it works well enough.
     
  3. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    I've got a Dell 128...dunno who makes it for them.


    Works great and seems pretty durable, but I mainly got it 'cause it's same texture and colour as the finish on my car alarm remote and it was only $25 :o

    [​IMG]

    I think most companies would be pretty good though :dunno:
     
  4. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    If you're looking for durability, Wal-mart had some Lexar Rugged drives. They looked like they could take a beating, and my Lexar (plain-jane version) has been through hell and back and hasn't skipped a beat.
     
  5. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    I may be ignorant on this one.. but what is the purpose of a thumbdrive? I know it gives you more 'HDD space'.. but how much is it worth for another 128 megs of space? I realize you can bring them from computer to computer.. but that's what 700mb CDRW's are for..

    ..plus not all computers have USB ports (or open ones at that).
     
  6. Mugatu

    Mugatu Ask me about market research. OT Supporter

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    they are extremely small and not as fragile as a CD - you can just put many of them on your keychain and take them with you - and you can get sizes now that are much bigger than a CD.

    They are also not ROM like CDs and you can partition them and add encryption, etc.
     
  7. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    And how much do the ones the same size as a CDR cost?

    Good argument, I still couldn't justify one. 1 700MB CDR = 0.25.. 1 plastic jewel case (slim one) = 0.39. Actually taking care of the CD so it doesn't break = worth the savings. :dunno:
     
  8. Jazz

    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    not all computers have burners...

    I've used mine to transfer a talk during a conferance from one laptop to another because the first laptop didn't get along with the projector. I've used it recently many times to transfer data from the lab computers to home to analyse it. I use it mainly when I don't think I would need it...don't feel like carrying a huge cd-r around with me all the time when I can just have an extra key on the keychain.

    Plus a cd is only gonna get up to about 700MB and still be bulky whereas my supervisor has 1 gig on something half the size of the car alarm remote on his keychain :dunno:
     
  9. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    They're not really meant to act as a cd - a cd is more for large storage, whereas thumbdrives are meant for working off of, storage, easy travel, data availability, and security.

    Dell is currently enabling their machines to be bootable off of a thumbdrive - which means that you could load a complete Ghost partition onto a thumb drive and load it onto the machine in 10 minutes, all while sitting at a user's desk.
     
  10. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy is moving to Canada

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    Good arguments. I know feel educated.

    Thanks. :bigok:
     

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