Which of these USB Thumbdrives Should I Get?
Posted: 09 August 2004 03:22 AM     [ Ignore ]  
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I only need about 128 megs.

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Posted: 09 August 2004 03:43 AM   [ # 1 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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Lexar 256mb JumpDrive USB 2.0 Pro Portable Drive (JD256-231)

Just because of the price—you can’t beat 2 for $78

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Posted: 09 August 2004 04:02 AM   [ # 2 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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That does sound sweet!  Let me see if I can find it at Circuit City today.  :D

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Posted: 09 August 2004 04:15 AM   [ # 3 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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[quote author=“HectorGearLive”]That does sound sweet!  Let me see if I can find it at Circuit City today.  :D

Cool…if you come across one, let me know.

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Posted: 13 August 2004 02:57 AM   [ # 4 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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They didn’t have it at Circuit City.  :(  Guess I’ll be mail-ordering it.

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Posted: 13 August 2004 06:24 AM   [ # 5 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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I had a Lexar 256mb and had no problems with it.  The circuitry in flash drives are all pretty much the same so there shouldn’t be much difference.  I have heard the SanDisks are some of the best ones but I’ve used a Lexar and Memorex with no trouble.

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Posted: 13 August 2004 08:11 AM   [ # 6 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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I think I like the 20gb ipod as a usb jump drive. :p

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Posted: 13 August 2004 10:19 AM   [ # 7 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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[quote author=“rgriffy”]I had a Lexar 256mb and had no problems with it.  The circuitry in flash drives are all pretty much the same so there shouldn’t be much difference.  I have heard the SanDisks are some of the best ones but I’ve used a Lexar and Memorex with no trouble.

Yeah, I actually have a Lexar 128x2 Memory Stick that was pretty cheap.  Like $90.  It basically has 256 total, but you need to flip a switch on the stick to access the other “side”.  I’m going to order this thing as soon as I get paid.  :D

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Posted: 13 August 2004 01:08 PM   [ # 8 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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woah, I have never heard of those 2 sided ones. My memorex just has a switch to lock it. Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy a standard 256mb? I saw a SanDisk 256 for $50 at my local Costco.

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Posted: 16 August 2004 04:45 AM   [ # 9 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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[quote author=“rgriffy”]woah, I have never heard of those 2 sided ones. My memorex just has a switch to lock it. Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy a standard 256mb? I saw a SanDisk 256 for $50 at my local Costco.

Ah, see SD is much cheaper.  We’re talking about those expensive Memory Sticks here.  :D

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Posted: 16 August 2004 05:48 AM   [ # 10 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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ya mem sticks are expensive…and all it basically is is a recased sd card with the sony label on it….punks.

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Posted: 16 August 2004 01:43 PM   [ # 11 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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[quote author=“HectorGearLive”][quote author=“rgriffy”]woah, I have never heard of those 2 sided ones. My memorex just has a switch to lock it. Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy a standard 256mb? I saw a SanDisk 256 for $50 at my local Costco.

Ah, see SD is much cheaper.  We’re talking about those expensive Memory Sticks here.  :D

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Posted: 24 August 2004 10:03 AM   [ # 12 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Newegg is selling a 128 Kingston USB 2.0 pendrive for $24, along with a $10 mail in rebate which makes it $14. Shipping is 99 cents. Looks like the offer ends on the 31st, but as long as your reciept is before then then you’re ok.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-189-011&depa=0

Looks like the offer works for the 256 meg version, also, making the price $27 after rebate.

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=20-189-012&depa=0

I love Newegg.

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Posted: 24 August 2004 10:12 AM   [ # 13 ]     [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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[quote author=“rgriffy”]woah, I have never heard of those 2 sided ones. My memorex just has a switch to lock it. Wouldn’t it be easier just to buy a standard 256mb? I saw a SanDisk 256 for $50 at my local Costco.

not really 2 sided…its just that the old (regular) memory sticks have a max capacity of 128 meg somewhere in the system…so when they (sony and lexar and memorex…😉 found out how to create the higher density sticks(i.e. mem stick pro), they weren’t compatible with the older cameras and clies. this is just like 2 128 meg sticks in one physical housing, with a lil switch to change which one was being used…

all in all, it is just a workaround so the older devices could now have 256 meg sticks even with out technically being able to handle them.

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