What USB flash drive shuold i get?

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  1. qpalzm

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    I have the lexar one, it's nice if you want to be able to have a secure part of the drive, otherwise, I'd go with the sandisk one. The thinner ones fit into usb ports easier and don't block the other ports.
     
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    Sandisk makes a Cruzer Titanium. Titanium shell, retracting USB plug. Very durable. I carry one everyday I use to move files back and forth.
     
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    I vote for the Titanium as well. No lid to lose.

    I actually have a Cruzer mini, and the lids start to wear out quickly so they don't stay on very well. I have a PNY as well, and it's not bad, but the outside scratches easily so it looks very worn in a short amount of time.
     
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    Titanium costs a bit more doesnt it?

    get the PNY or the cruzer one
     
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    Not much, plus you get what you pay for.
     
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    faster than any of those listed

    looks a lot better

    a whole lot durable

    plus, it gets better with time.. the plastic retractable button starts to feel a lot smoother after a few weeks of use
     
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    its about $30 more than the ones he listed.
     
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    My mother has the Lexar, my brother has the Sandisk, and my college roommate has the PNY. None of them have complained, so I assume they're all adequately reliable.

    A smoother retraction button could be a bad thing if you need to slide it, because you're losing grip. I have an old Sandisk Cruzer, the kind that accepts a separate SD memory card, and I have to say I hate the sliding plug. The slider is sticky on the inside and slippery on the outside, and there are bits of worn-off plastic inside the case where the moving parts run against the housing. Not to mention the thing is too big to plug into a USB port if there's another port in use right next to it, so it comes with a little extender cord that I have to take with it everywhere. I know the new one doesn't have the size problem, but the slider just substitutes a breakable part for a lose-able part (the plug cap it doesn't need).

    I'd go with the simpler design myself -- if you lose the cap, you can still use the drive. If the slider breaks or gets stuck, either you have to rip the housing off to use the drive, or you can't retract the plug and you're in the same boat as the guy who lost the cap and you can't even use one of the spare caps because you don't have any.
     
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    Like I said not much. Small price considering if he carries it around every day it will probably have to be replaced in a year or so (I broke 2 of the mini-cruzers before I bought the Titanium).
     
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    I think he meant that the mechanism action gets smoother, not that it literally gets a smoother texture.
     

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