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USB Flash Cards?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by glazarev, Nov 2, 2004.

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  1. glazarev

    glazarev Thread Starter

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    I'm looking to buy a USB Flash Drive Card. I'm thinking about 256MB. Now do u guys have any suggestions on which cards are better? Is it worth to pay more for a brand name or not?
     
  2. johnni

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    I doubt if the make matters - if it doesn't work you send it back. Of course only time would tell!
    I have a cheap, neat, 128mb drive by Leadtek which folds like a pocket knife and came with a neck strap, USB lead and a Win98 drivers disk. It is for USB2 but I use it quite well with USB1.

    johnni
     
  3. Johnny Crab

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    I've had a 256MB Lexar Jumpdrive( (y) ) since they came out. They now have 512 and 1 GB versions(check Pricewatch.com or TigerDirect) that are reasonable. The ONLY problem I've ever had was a "glitch"(twice since I got it, both times dumping from a Toshiba laptop to flash) that corrupted files. This results in you having to "format" the flashdrive after you salvage any files you can. Other than that, I love it(carry pictures to relatives on vacations, music from home to work, get huge downloads over T-1 line to flash then carry home, etc.).

    MAKE A BACKUPS of the op system if you get the "Secure" versions and NEVER have VERY IMPORTANT FILE only on the flash disk(in case of glitch).

    NOTE: I found this site TODAY while researching problems on three different systems.
    Son's Gateway, Daughter's hand-me-down OLD Compaq, and the
    Toshiba mentioned above. Family sys-admin is one of my hats.
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    Buy on price, they're pretty much the same. I have a couple of Lexar JumpDrives, the 256mb and the 1gig one, but I have friends that use the no-name ones just as successfully. I wait for a rebate, my 1gig JumpDrive cost $44 after rebate.
     
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