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Old 05-04-2016, 03:50 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default USB Flash Memory - What's the difference

I am looking to get a USB flash memory dongle here but I am not sure which one to buy.

Can I ask, what is the difference, if any, between them?

The prices seem to vary a bit, is this a quality thing?

I want to back up some photos but more importantly to do a regular back up of work files, like written documents and images that I may use again for work in the future.

Do not want to back up with Drive or something similar online.

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Quality is definitely a thing. Cheap ones tend to be very slow and don't last nearly as long.

Generally if something is branded with a movie/tv-show it's not going to be a very good USB stick.

Generally you want to buy one that states what speeds you get from it as that guarantees quality. Makes sure it's USB 3.0 (or 3.1 if they exist yet) and has at least 50MB/s write speeds.

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^ All good advice.

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Do not want to back up with Drive or something similar online.
Proper backups are done multiple ways - an on-site backup and then an off-site backup (i.e. to another location or in the consumer-sense - to a cloud service). I backup all of my important documents to Google Drive.
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