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Usb sticks / flash drives

Is there one type that is better (reliable, longevity) than the other?
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

I've had good luck with Cruzer and SanDisk.
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

I have one of these: http://store.lexar.com/index.cfm?cat...023-001&bhcp=1

It takes: "SD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MMC and xD-Picture cards"
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

ah. i mean for use with portable applications, etc.. plugging from one computer to another...
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

Right; that's what I use it for. It's nice because you can change out the "memory" if it does happen to go bad. And since it uses all those types, you can buy whatever happens to be cheaper at the time.
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

I have seen that they are almost all created equal. Lexar does some funny things with security on theirs. I had to rewrite the bootsector on it to be able to boot from it.
The only thing that I would suggest is to get one that is the same thickness of a usb plug, because some of the wider ones, like my lexar one, won't fit around the bezel of a computer case.

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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

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Right; that's what I use it for. It's nice because you can change out the "memory" if it does happen to go bad. And since it uses all those types, you can buy whatever happens to be cheaper at the time.
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

Both are flash devices so should have similar read/write lifecycles. I would think that you may get higher speed with a CF card (more direct interface) but am not sure. Sandisk makes a Ultra II line that claimes higher transfer rates.

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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

There are really only a few flash memory maufacturers out there, so pretty much everyone has the same stuff.

Just avoid the ones that have fancy features (MP3 playing, etc) and stick to the regular old USB drive. Conq had an interesting idea with the CF reader.
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

My Lexar jumpdrive has held up ok so far... about 2 years now.
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

I carry mine around on a cable so if the cable connection goes bad it just gets replaced instead of having orphaned data...
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

Just a data point:

I bought a sandisk cruizer titanium in the 1G size. Had two go bad (both rma'd through newegg) and switched to a kingston that has been flawless so far.
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Re: Usb sticks / flash drives

I have one but always remember that with protabilty comes a high price, this is what I have to deal with right now, imagine how mch its costing the gorvernment to fix this!?

https://www.fireblades.org/forums/off...mpromised.html

They are great and save time and money, I was even issued one by the Marines and were always the last to get anything new, cool, productive, we alwyas get the hand me downs. They are all pretty much the same but I hear the ones with the Philips brand chips are better. Not sure and the validity of that though.
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