I regularly come across advertisements for a (cheap, appr £30, mail-order)USB memory stick/pen with the capacity of umpteen floppies. It seems too good to be true, so I tried to find one in the local computershops but they only have the more elaborate ones for music, video etc. A lot more expensive of course. My husband only needs extra storage for a series of floppies containing the family tree, so the simple cheap one would be ideal. The fact they are not available in High St shops, puts me off a bit. Does this mean they are no good, too good to be true,have been replaced by better ones, or are so new they haven't reached the shops yet? Please help.
They have been around for a while now and are always advertised in computer mags. Alot of my friends use them for transporting there files to university and back home again. They are very useful as they can be fit onto a key chain or fin in your pocket nicely. It sure beats carring floppies!
Another solution which I favour is to buy a USB Compact Flash card reader, and then buy CF memory in sizes to suit, it works out cheaper in the long term and is very little more bulky. 64Mb CF is available for around £12.50 and card reader for just over a fiver from here: