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Old 04-12-2006, 01:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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do those usb flash drives carry any type of file including songs
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USB flash drives are simply a portable hard drive, similar to a floppy disk, or optical disc.... They will carry whatever you want, as long as there is ample free space on the drive. They are cheap now too.... I got a 1 Gig drive for just under $60 like a month or 2 ago.

EDIT: I should say they are getting CHEAP(ER)... Compared to HDD's, they are expensive for their relatively small size...
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better get one of these , their the fastest , alot of ppl arent aware that theres a major speed diffrences among various usb flash drives
1) GeIL DAViD 100
2) OCZ Rally
3) Apacer Handy Steno
4) Lexar JumpDrive Lightning
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They can hold ANY FILE, as long as you dont' go above the size limit.


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better get one of these , their the fastest , alot of ppl arent aware that theres a major speed diffrences among various usb flash drives
1) GeIL DAViD 100
2) OCZ Rally
3) Apacer Handy Steno
4) Lexar JumpDrive Lightning
How are the Sandisk USB drives?
http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1013)-USB_Flash_Drives.aspx

I'm in the market for a 1GB or 2GB, so I'm just curious
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not the fastest & overpriced , i suggest youll get one of these

1gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820203003

2gb
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820203004
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211239
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An even cheaper 1GB. I have it.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211027

When it comes to flash drives, to me at least, a flash drive is a flash drive. A cheap ones is just as good as an expensive one. With my experiences at least.
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They can hold ANY FILE, as long as you dont' go above the size limit.




How are the Sandisk USB drives?
http://www.sandisk.com/Products/Catalog(1013)-USB_Flash_Drives.aspx

I'm in the market for a 1GB or 2GB, so I'm just curious
Sandisc are really inexpensive, and really reliable. They however are about half the speed of high peformance OCZ drives.

But if you get a cruzer micro you get 3 skins (+ no skin which is silver) so you can make it match your outfit
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Sandisc are really inexpensive, and really reliable. They however are about half the speed of high peformance OCZ drives.

But if you get a cruzer micro you get 3 skins (+ no skin which is silver) so you can make it match your outfit
Whats a good OCZ usb drive that you recommend?
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OCZ only makes one drive, the OCZ Rally.
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SAMSUNG are now planning to use Flash Drives instead of HDD's to make laptop light. Also flash drives are faster than HDD's. But fd's are costly. 100 MB is equvalent to 80 GB HD
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