Possibly a silly question, but what is the actual difference between a standard flash drive and a 'intelligent' one.I intend to make a purchase, and I have the task of choosing either for about the same price. What would be considered as a minimum mb for general usage.
I know this is not very usefull, but the minimum size is what you need! I had a 16Mb drive that my wife picked up for me free at a conferece a year ago which was very handy, though for me too small.
I work in engineering and on a large project my CAD files alone are 80Mb. So i invested in a 256 Mb and that is just great, can carry a full set of drawings, reports, presentations and some photos for meetings.
I think buy what you can afford, all i know personally is that 128Mb is the smallest that i could go down to.
pmjd--The item in question can be viewed via click here and key in Quickfind code 47501
Galliano-- Thought about starting with the 128Mb as an experiment.Serif are offering 32Mb's with Internet Wheel Mouse for £9.95 + £3.00 handling fee, but I realised perhaps these were far to low for general usage.
click here and you can see that this device does not have a standard USB connector. There are seven contacts, the normal four for USB and three set back.
The blurb can be decoded to say that the manufacturer, PQI, is trying to establish a new standard that will allow one portable memory device to replace all the current varieties (Sony stick, SD/MMC, Smart Media, Compact Flash, ...). The extra three contacts could enable this but I would think that, given the current range of packaging options, they will have a tough time. Have a look at PQI click here .