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Recommend a good brand of 1GB flash drive

by Big Steve / March 2, 2007 1:09 PM PST

Anyone mind recommending a good brand of flash drive for someone who has never purchased one? I have read that I should purchase one with at least a 1GB capacity. Feedback please.


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I would not be too choosy...
by glenn30 / March 2, 2007 10:10 PM PST

There are all kinds of brands out there and cheap! 2GB is common and up to 4GB is not unusual. Personally I would shop for price and not worry too much about brand. Most recognizable brands offer satisfactory products. Mine is LG Brand but most any other is just as good.

HTH and good luck!

Glenn

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Do you need the 1 gig?
by miltonhcopeland / March 4, 2007 12:29 PM PST

Steve, I have four different brands of various sizes for different uses.
So far my favorites are SanDisk and PNY. If you plan to back up a lot of files such as images etc. go for the bigger capacity.
I use a cheap 256 mb for transferring files between computers.
You can find one for under $15.00 to test drive.
Good luck

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(NT) Do you need the 1 gig?
by Big Steve / March 4, 2007 12:47 PM PST
In reply to: Do you need the 1 gig?

So for what I want to do I don't need a Sandisk Titanium flash drive. Help me out on something else. In an earlier thread I asked about backing up Quicken data on a notebook; the notebook I'm using is a Dell which has a CD burner/DVD ROM combo drive.

If I wanted to back up the data also on a CD which CD type do I use that I can copy on over and over again? I've never burned a CD that's why I'm asking. If I remember correctly another poster suggested backing up the data with a flash drive first then create another back up using a CD that I could write on over and over again and at the end of the year store that yearly data on another CD; a CD that you cannot copy on over and over again. Can you advise and thank you for your post.


Big Steve
Biloxi, Mississippi
03/04/07

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Do you need the 1 gig?
by miltonhcopeland / March 5, 2007 12:23 PM PST

You can use CD RW disks over and over, however, I and many others can tell some nightmare tales of lost files involving those unstable disks.
My personal regimen is to backup my working files constantly to a flash drive, daily to an external (or second internal) hard drive and weekly to a regular CD R disk.
You can buy a decent 80 gb USB external hard drive for under $100.00 (my Western Digital cost me $50.00 on sale)
I buy regular CD's in quantity at less than 20 cents each, so if nothing else, be sure and back up to a CD often!
Milton

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Re: Do you need the 1 gig?
by Big Steve / March 5, 2007 1:12 PM PST
In reply to: Do you need the 1 gig?

Alright so to start I need to back up my data on a flash drive then can I use the CD burner on this notebook to burn a CD; not a RW CD; just a CD/R and if I want to go to additional expense consider purchasing an external hard drive. Is an external hard drive powered off of one of the USB ports on a computer or does it have it's own electric plug which must be plugged into a surge protector? Thanks for your post.


Big Steve
Biloxi, MS
03/05/07

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Do you need the 1 gig?
by miltonhcopeland / March 5, 2007 1:42 PM PST

The external hard drive would plug into your surge protector plus the USB port.
With your laptop you may want to just stick with the flash drive and CD's,although I have found the extra hard drive handy for backing up my entire computer periodically.

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Re: Do you need the 1 gig?
by Big Steve / March 5, 2007 2:01 PM PST
In reply to: Do you need the 1 gig?

Thanks again for your post. Run off a few names of good brands of external hard drives. I believe you mentioned you purchased an 80GB one, is that correct? As far as a flash drive goes; Sandisk; Kingston; Memorex; any other good brands to consider? Should I go ahead and buy a 1 gig flash drive if the price is right or start off with a 512MB one?


Big Steve
Biloxi, MS
03/05/07

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Do you need the 1 gig?
by miltonhcopeland / March 6, 2007 11:23 AM PST

Haven't used anything but the Western Digital, maybe someone else can offer some tips on the other brands of external drives
The size and price of the flash drive is strictly a personal preference, or, in my case, dependent on my funds at the time.

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Re: Do you need the 1 gig?
by Big Steve / March 6, 2007 3:06 PM PST
In reply to: Do you need the 1 gig?

Thanks for the post.


Big Steve
Biloxi, MS
03/06/07

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