Large USB drives
Mon Jun 21 11:17:39 2004 Large USB
Posted by Tony Lawrence
Search Keys: usb hard drives
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
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
(March 2011: 16GB pen drives around $50.)
The Information Week article recommends Crucial
drives, which are a bit pricier, but apparently more
I guess I'll have to scrape a few dollars out of the
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