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 01/21/2005 03:23 PM
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this weekend im going to by a USB memory stick(512mb or 1gb)there are very handy for transporting small files around,

i see many diffrent brands with basicly with the exact same product but with vastly verying prices.
should i just buy the cheapest stick or is there something that makes the more expensive ones better.

so is there anything i should look out for,or stay away from, brand wise.
and what price would u pay or a good 512mb or 1gb stick?

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 01/21/2005 03:45 PM
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well if ur near a frys, they got a 2.2gb usb drive for 79 bucks no rebates



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 01/21/2005 03:51 PM
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I couldn't justify spending more then that on a usb drive. Reason being, for a tiny bit more, you can get a laptop hard drive (2.5"), of about 20-40GB, and for $20 you can get a USB enclosure for one. Yes, the jump drives have slightly better portability, but the difference isn't all *that* much.

On the other hand, I do like my 128MB Lexar jump drive. slower transer speed (non-2.0), but it does the job.

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 01/21/2005 04:07 PM
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well 79 is goiod for that, i seen people spening 60-80 on 512 flash drive, i guess people have money to burn

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 01/21/2005 04:09 PM
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I have a 128mb lexar jump drive too, the one thing about it I don't really like is that it's kind of fat, and if you have a computer with deeply recessed front usb ports, or with rear only usb and mouse and kb plugged into the ps2 ports, you're out of luck unless you don't mind "forcing" the issue...

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 01/21/2005 04:12 PM
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http://shop2.outpost.com/produ...94?s...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG' ">http://shop2.outpost.com/produ...sr:SEARCH:MAIN_RSLT_PG


its 90 online, but its 80 in store right now



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 01/21/2005 04:17 PM
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who on earth proofreads fry's ad copy?
QUOTE # Micro 1"HDD with capacities of 2.2GB
# USB 2.0 Interface eith smart USB connector for easy Plug and Play usage
# Loght weight and compact size make it very convenient and portable
# Store musice, pictures, video and data files
# Powered through USB

maybe I'm asking too much here, but they should have somebody at fry's/outpost who can spell

aside from that, 2.2gb of storage on a 1" disk is pretty impressive...any idea what the MTBF is on something like that??

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 01/21/2005 04:19 PM
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What, you don't like its loght weight and musice capacity?

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 01/21/2005 04:21 PM
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the same kid that did the hooked on fonics wurked fir me

maybe they forgot to use spell check



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 01/21/2005 04:28 PM
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Stay away from Lexar at all costs, but look at Sandisk, I think they make some of the best flash disks around. Plus their warranties are rock solid.

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 01/21/2005 04:32 PM
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Never had a single problem whatsoever with Lexar media. I've got some CF cards a couple years old that still work like new.
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 01/21/2005 05:00 PM
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i have a sandisk cruzer 256mb, and i haven't had problems with it yet, it all depends on what band you want to get now of days, most usb drives are great anyways.

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 01/21/2005 05:19 PM
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I have owned two of these:

http://www.pqi1st.com/products/istick.asp' ">http://www.pqi1st.com/products/istick.asp
http://www6.tomshardware.com/firstlook/20040206/' ">http://www6.tomshardware.com/firstlook/20040206/
http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/i...nt-s...ive-review.html' ">http://www.the-gadgeteer.com/i...-usb-drive-review.html

I had a 128mb one that I kept in my wallet that lasted for about 6 months.
(A LONG time for a wallet I keep in my back pocket)
I bent it in my wallet, but it still worked just a loose connection.

I now have a 512MB stick that I keep in it's holder.
They are tiny, super fast, and a great price.

I bought my 512MB one for $55 at Fry's.

I run trueSpace3, and a Schematic program off the stick directly.
trueSpace (A 3D rendering program) requires LOTS of disk time, but I have had zero problems or slowdowns even when rendering a 100MB image.

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 01/23/2005 10:33 PM
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I have a sandisk cruzer and a pny attache both are 512mb but I like the pny since it comes w/ an encryption program right on the drive. When you put files on it it asks to encrypt them.

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 01/23/2005 11:07 PM
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Ivan Andreevich
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Who above is recommending scamdisk? They make the SLOWEST flash memory around. Lexar, on the other hand, is quite nice.
 01/24/2005 02:03 AM
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I dont use mine very much. I actually have two of them. Mine is a microadvantage 64mb Quickdrive. Its USB2.0 compatable, but I only use it to transer some data beteween computers. http://www.microadvantage.net/.../ind...5&product_id=13' ">http://www.microadvantage.net/...?class=5&product_id=13

The only reason I got them was because they were free after rebate at Officemax.
 01/24/2005 10:16 AM
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That was me recommending Sandisk, and its not slow at all. You used their cruzer mini drive yet?

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