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#1 gebraset

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

I'm in the market for a USB flash drive to be used solely as a backup drive. Currently I have some gift cards from Amazon, so that's where I'll be purchasing.

Right now I have my eye on a few, but not totally sure. Most of the benchmarks I see are for files under 1GB.

http://www.amazon.co...32470912&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.co...2469847&sr=1-21
http://www.amazon.co...=cm_cr_asin_lnk

All of the drives I see so far are deadly slow that are around $1/GB, but that's what I'm looking for. Something around 16GB is preferable, but like I said, all of the ones I am finding are so slow. I need to backup about 13GB of files. Asthetics aren't important, as long as they aren't lime green or purple, lol. :lol: Can you guys make some recommendations based on some drives you have? :)

Edited by gebraset, 22 March 2012 - 07:01 PM.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:34 PM

How much money do you have?

Also whats wrong with lime green I have 3 lime green USB drives :lol:

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 11:54 PM

Do you have any USB 3.0 ports or is everything 2.0?

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:00 AM

I have plenty of money, but I want close to $1/GB, lol. :lol: And everything I have is USB 2.0, won't be upgrading for about 3 years or so, so no need for a USB 3.0 drive right now.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:33 AM

For a buck a gb you are not going to get any good speed, any low end kingston drive will do, I just researched them myself as I need a faster one and the Patriot xp rage is about the best for the money of usb 2 drivesbut they sre about $20 for the 8 gb and $30 for the 16 gb. They will give you about 25 mbps write speed.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

I'm even fine with 30 minutes for the 13GB transfer, I just want a good bang for the buck flash drive. I know I can get a super slow one, but I'm hoping to not get one that wrties 13GB in 5 hours, lol.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:45 AM

well don't know if my old school math is very good but the patriot should do 13 gb in about10 minutes give or take a half hour, lol.:biggrin:

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:45 PM

Sounds good! I think I may go with this one here though, most Corsiar drives are pretty on point.

http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_pc_37

The 16GB model, lol.

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:32 PM

Sounds good! I think I may go with this one here though, most Corsiar drives are pretty on point.

http://www.amazon.co...ef=pd_sim_pc_37

The 16GB model, lol.



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Posted 23 March 2012 - 05:38 PM

Awesome! I'll be picking that one up then. Thanks for the help all, lol. :cheers:

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Posted 24 March 2012 - 08:20 AM

A nice feature if you actually take your flash drives with you when you go places (I keep certain installers on my keychain as I use them to install programs that help me repair computers, since family and friends always randomly ask):

Many flash drives come with an onscreen display which shows your remaining/used disk space (usually in percentage.) While they're usually complete crap as far as display quality (similar to old "handheld" games at a gas station) they can make sure to remind you that you're running out of room or might've forgotten to install a large file that obviously isn't there at certain usage percentages.

I have a couple of these OSD drives at 2/4GH sizes. Because sometimes my mother will ask me to bring her a copy of a movie for her laptop or something.. And as I'm about to leave, I check my keychain and see I've got 80% free space.. And right there I know I don't have that 1+GB movie file on there, so it reminds me to go back and copy it before I leave.

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:59 PM

I'm a huge fan of these:
http://www.ebay.com/...-All-Categories
super tiny, and quite fast.

of course there are 32GB offerings for almost the same $/GB
http://www.ebay.com/...co 32gb&_sop=15

(I have had the 8GB Picos before and now have a 16GB though)

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