USB Pen/Flash Drives

  BLUELEN 22:04 25 Jun 2004

I'm thinking of buying one of these drives. Can anyone advise on the reliability/stability of them and which are the best to go for. Thanks

  Sans le Sou 22:28 25 Jun 2004

There are many to choose from this is only 1 example click here

  Night Ryder 22:33 25 Jun 2004

I'v been using a "Freecom" USB stick and have found them to be very reliable.

  Sans le Sou 22:34 25 Jun 2004

click here click here click here
Heres a few more

  Charence 23:13 25 Jun 2004

I've found them very good to use for transporting large files. Most PCs will support them except Win98 ones, the solution to this would be to have a driver with you at all times (ie, on floppy disc or on web server) when using other computers. Data read/write speeds are also quite fast and are very stable, you can leave them plugged in for an entire day without problems (own experience). If you get one maybe get 512MB max. Sometimes you do have to format them when the information gets corrupted but that only happens if you remove device incorrectly. The best idea would be to keep a backup of information on memory stick as there is a chance of data being corrupted.


  Forum Editor 23:18 25 Jun 2004

daily for working on clients' machines and networks. In my opinion they're one of the best little devices that money can buy. I can slip a couple of them into a shirt pocket and carry all my working files around with me.

I've tried several makes, but my current favourites are 512Mb models made by Seitec.

  beeuuem 23:18 25 Jun 2004

Or from Crucial click here
Keen prices and excellent service.

  Belatucadrus 23:40 25 Jun 2004

I'm using a PQI intelligent stick from eBuyer, I only got the 32MB to see if it was any good. I now wonder why I spent so long lugging my course work round on floppies. Great bit of kit

  GANDALF <|:-)> 23:54 25 Jun 2004

I use a 128Mb drive that is part of a watch; excellent. I have a feeling that they are all the same in quality. You can get ones that have encryption programmes as well and this is worth thinking about. If you have a digital camera you can use the cards as a flash drive also ;-)) There are some 4Gb ones for sale in the States at present but I've not seen them here.


  Sans le Sou 09:19 26 Jun 2004

The 2gig ones are nearly £400, I think most people will not need more than 256 Mb or smaller.

  powerless 09:38 26 Jun 2004

I've had mine for 3 years.

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