that I might as well buy a normal external 40GB hard drive or something... As they're pretty small still (I just want it easy to take with me, it doesn't have to be a tiny flash drive) adn they don't really cost all that much more for a whole lot more memory!
Now to reserch external hard drives........ lol!
I have found this mini drive: http://126.96.36.199/photoserver/58/9072758_full.jpg for dirt cheap. I'm wondering what the heck it's about, becaues I've never seen it before. It's incredibly tempting because of the price, but I'm not one for rushing into a rip off!!!
So, anyone seen this type before? No brand is mentioned, nor do I see one on the pic. The cable looks like a pain, but for the price I could live with it.
I really don't know anything but the basics about mini drives, but am looking at one (obviously). I know that not all are the same, and some are, bluntly, cr@p! Other than forking out for it and finding out for myself, any ideas for checking it out (I've tryed searching, I can't find anything like this...)
Here's the info from the auction:
* Just like a flash drive but provides greater storage capacity and durability
* Great alternative to using large storage mediums like dvd-r/rw.
* Especially useful for transferring huge amounts of data between multiple computers which have no dvd burner or other large storage device... no software required all you need is a usb port!
* Piece of cake to use simply plug into your USB port and drag and drop files, driverless operation for most opertaing systems
* Tiny size, similar dimensions to a matchbox, easily fits in your pocket in a neat leather pouch.
Capacity: 2GB (formatted)
Interface: USB 2.0 & USB 1.1
Average write rate: 3.1MB/sec (max 3.7, min 2.8)
Average read rate: 4.2MB/sec (max 4.9, min 3.7)
Size: 5.3 x 4.8 x 1.2cm
Supports: Windows 98/SE/ME/2000/XP, Linux 2.4x, Mac 8.6 or later
- CD with drivers
- USB lead
- Leather protective pouch
- User's manual
- Attractive gift box
Ok, so it's not supre fast or anything, but it's less than half the price of other 2GB mini drives here...
Opinions and ideas will be greatly recived!!!!