A poor fellow had all his files on said sticks. One day a machine erased it upon plugging it in. They learned the backup lesson the hard way.
This drives are designed for capacity and not continual use.
I just bought an 8 gig USB drive, and was simply thinking of transfering a few graphics and videos that I want to show on monitors/projectors that are already hooked up to different computers that I work around.
Now, I'm seeing that the more I use it, the more sense it makes to put all of my work files and documents onto this same location, and I'm regretting buying only 8 gigs.
My question: are there different types of USB drives? If I get a new, larger one, it would still have to plug into many computers that run XP and are several years old. But is there a special type of USB drive that runs faster (obviuosly 3.0 is out) than others? I have noticed a slight lag when saving files onto this drive.