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Mon Jun 21 11:17:39 2004 Large USB drives

Referencing: http://www.informationweek.com/story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=22100588&pgno=1

Where did these come from? I guess I've been sleeping too much again, because this caught me by surprise: 4GB USb 2.0 Pen Drive Flash Drive. The pricing doesn't thrill me, but the idea sure does. Like every other consultant type geek, I carry CD's with me. One in particular is constantly being updated: it's my tools, patches,drivers etc. stuff I'm apt to need if I end up somewhere without convenient web access. CD's are great, and they certainly are cheap enough now, but the limited capacity and inconvenient size are annoying. I also don't like the time it takes to burn 'em, particularly when I forgot to update the darn thing with something I'll need and am already late leaving the office. The other day I was extra rushed, so I didn't bother to mount the CD after the burn, and of course when a got to the job.. blank CD.

That 4GB is out of my budget for this year, but how about a 1.5GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $199.00 ? Better than a CD, I say.

(March 2011: 16GB pen drives around $50.)

The Information Week article recommends Crucial drives, which are a bit pricier, but apparently more rugged.

I guess I'll have to scrape a few dollars out of the budget..

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