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snelhest
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Going to buy a new usb-stick

I have used a 60gb USB2.0 hdd the last months, but since its to big to carry around so im going to buy a usb-stick, Before i used the HDD i used my Sandisk cruzer micro 256mb which was REALLY slow, it took like 20seconds to launch firefox and gaim would lag...
So what im looking for is a small and really fast usb-stick, price and size arent that important (1-2gb is enough) any suggestions are welcome Smile

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1-2 GB is enough?! I love how you phrased that one; you implied that 1-2 GB is small. Those are the largest sizes of USB key you can currently find in the mainstream.

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LOL

don't you love it when people stuff up Wink
Is the smallest one you can get 64 MB?
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Actually, I found a 32mb a

Actually, I found a 32mb a month a go. I'll see if I can get a picture of that. I can hardly believe such a size still exists...

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Whoa.

That is small.
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lol

Yeah, I know, I was in serious disbelief. And, I agree with snelhest...I've got my heart set on a 4GB. Biggrin
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Hmm

I like your ideas and wish to subscribe to your newsletter and/or mailing list - Homer Simpson
Or something like that.
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I use a 2Gb usb-stick

I have a Lexar JumpDrive Lightning 2Gb stick,
it is a very fast flash drive.
http://www.lexar.com/jumpdrive/lightning.html

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Mini hard drive

Have you considered a small hard drive, lots appearing on the market. I have a LaCie 8GB and am very happy with it. I have Ceedo on it but also lots of other stand alone apps.
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=10268

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/agree My Western Digital

/agree

My Western Digital Passport is a little bulky, but it fits in my pocket, and doesn't require power. WD also has a Passport Pocket thats even smaller and in the 4-8GB range.

I have the $120 (at the time) 80GB WD Passport, and it's smaller than a paperback book, it's fast, and still works after my bookbag has been thrown around a billion times, lol. Lexar also has some Micro HDD's but I hear they're notoriously slow.

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Ive actually used a lacie

Ive actually used a lacie carte 6gb for a while sure it worked great, but i want something smaller without a cable. And yea 1-2 maybe are close to the largest you can find today but they are really cheap, i remember 5years ago when i bought 32mb for 50dollars Smile

Well what i care about is the speed and size, so links to reviews tips etc anything would be great.

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Ran across this 1G for $18
Jacoby
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If it's anything like their

If it's anything like their lightscribe media, I would get it unless it's free.

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Don't you mean you wouldn't get it unless it's free?

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Bah! What the hell? There's

Bah! What the hell? There's no edit link! Waaahhhhhhh!

You are, of course, correct!

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Yeah, for some reason once someone replies to your post, you can no longer edit it.

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After mail-in rebate, of course.

You pay $30 up front, but still a good price.
It is U3, but I would use the U3 Uninstaller first thing on it.
That is just me though.

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I'd rather have the HD than

Biggrin I'd rather have the HD than the USB stick. I'll trade ya.

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Ha!

Ive seen 13MB & 16MB

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13 MB is a very odd size. You sure about that one?

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Sure, I saw it on the box of

Sure, I saw it on the box of a 128 for sale

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Um...

What was that, now? 13MB of what exactly...?

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Nerd was responding to rmccue's comment about the smallest USB drive you can get being 64 MB.

And Nerd... I still think 13 MB is an odd size (also, the sarcasm was uncalled for). You sure you didn't just misread a 16 MB one (like maybe there was a remnant of a sticker covering part of the 6 so it looked like a 3)? I'd be very shocked if I saw a USB key whose size wasn't a multiple of 8 MB.

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I knew...

He was responding to rmccue's comment, but wasn't really sure what the '128 box' bit was alluding to (Apparently I take life way too seriously). As I didn't really get his sarcasm, I was still trying to understand what exactly he saw. Smile
I've never seen such an odd size either.

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Hmm

Actually, I don't think it's physically possible, unless it's a larger one but when formatted is 13MB.
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Options

2 possible options:

The 1G units are very common but I would recommend a minimum 2G, I have a 2G from sandisk that I use now and it is about right, at least for today as it is 75% full.
The 4 gig unit would be [perfect as you could then back it up on 1 DVD-RW]
They are now available up to 16 Gig from at least 3 manufacturers: Buslink, Kangaru & one other whose name escapes me.
I also saw a 'coming soon' ad for a 64Gigabyte unit due out by the end of the year.

The second option is a smaller USB HDD like the Firefly 20G from www.Smartdisk.com, it is 2.5" (width) x .5" (height) x 4" (depth). There are units even smaller than that now, just make sure it runs off USB or Firewire power alone.

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Gizmo! overdrive

Pretty fast are the Gizmo! overdrives

http://www.crucial.com/store/listmfgr.asp?cat=drives+storage

I have used them and can confirm that they are damned fast, but damed expensive to buy direct from Crucial; I recommend looking around a bit for a cheaper supplier.

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