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Offline JOSEPH

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OPINIONS!! (On Thumb Drives)
« on: May 17, 2006, 08:06:12 AM »
Opinions Please!  :thumbsup:

What are your opinions on Thumb Drives better known as safer and reliable storages for ALL types of Windows programs and various power and/or other utilities.

Simple light-weight plug-in to your USB desktop or laptop port and you have instant transfer available to and from the PC.

Personally, i have scrapped ALL dvd, CD's, and of course floppy's are out of the picture now that these technological little MARVELS make those tasks not only convenient but reliable beyond belief.

Any thoughts?

(Edit Note:  Added "(On Thumb Drives)" to better define this active topic.  Corrine)

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 01:06:25 PM »
I love them dont leave home without them!!

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2006, 01:08:26 AM »
Indeed these lil doovies are a modern marvel.  I quite enjoy the  portability and rewriteability (is that even a word!!!) of them, just the way floppies were used. 

Of course, being man-made, there will be some that don't work, and some that will stop working well before they should.  I have experienced this as the stationery purchaser/reseller for the educational institution where I work - thankfully one student realised they are for transport or backup and shouldn't be used to hold the sole copy of a file.  Unfortunately, another child didn't realise this and so many tears ensued.  :hysterical: oooh, I mean  :hug:

Even tho a flash drive/flash stick/thumb drive/jump drive is very convenient, I still like the idea of keeping CDs for more permanent storage.

The most amazing part of this piece of technology is the phenomenal price decrease over the last 2 years - 128Mb might as well have cost a million dollars (over A$1 per Mb for me to purchase, let alone resell) and now I don't even bother with 128s and am almost to the point where I won't need to consider 256s which I can now sell
for less than 15c per Mb including tax.

So my thoughts are in agreeance with you both that they are a worthwhile investment :)

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2006, 10:34:59 PM »
I have a SanDisk cruzermini 512MB. My brother gave it to me and I HAVE NOT A CLUE WHAT I AM SUPPOSED TO DO WITH IT...but it does look nice sitting here on my desk, makes visitors think I know something about computers...So I would have to say: In my opinion they are a great addition if you wish to look like you have some computer knowledge. (no, I am not blonde)

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2006, 11:19:50 PM »
JDC

they are handy!
just plug it into your usb port
then click on "my computer" and you will see a thumb drive there ;-)

the old days of trying to stuff to a floppy are history , i find it a pain to burn a cd for a 10 meg file
but i can just copy to the drive
you can treat it as a drive and itself is the removable disk ;-)

just copy some pics, files or whatever to it and if you plug it into another computer ..they are there

i have two computers and dialup so i use a "mitch's thumb drive" to swap media and files ;-)
mitch's smart drive= media card for a camera and i just swap it between two card readers ;-D

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2006, 09:13:32 AM »
(no, I am not blonde)

I am...

M.  :|  :mrgreen:

ps - don't worry, I needed someone to explain to me how they worked, too.  I hope you love it as much as we do :)
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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2006, 03:29:59 PM »
I have 150 MB of music so I can store it on this thumb drive I'm guessing. This sound great!
Thanks mitch!!

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just plug it into your usb port
I'll have to get out the book that came with this computer to figure out how to do that LOL

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2006, 05:48:47 PM »
Take a look at these Google images of USB Ports.  You'll recognize the USB on your PC and see where to plug the drive.

http://images.google.com/images?q=USB+Port&hl=en&btnG=Search+Images


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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2006, 08:07:16 PM »
EASTER,
Never leave home without one.

But I not in any hurry to get rid of my DVD's just yet as my pen drive will not work in the DVD recorder in the lounge by the TV

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2006, 02:01:43 AM »
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Take a look at these Google images of USB Ports.  You'll recognize the USB on your PC and see where to plug the drive.

Thanks Corrine, I did take a look and found information. This comp. it totally different from my Compaq Presario. There is a Digital Media Manager on the front of the box. On the Left is the port that looks to be where the thumbdrive would go. In the Middle is SD/MMC/SM/MS/MS-PRO slot and on the Right is: CF/MICRODRIVE  :hysterical: and there are two(I think) on the back of the box also. Even the keyboard is different! It's a great big digital media key board. I haven't a clue what some of these buttons do! it's a riot :hysterical:I think it would be a good idea to get out the book. My brother and his friend just dashed in slapped the computer together on my desk and left..they were in a hurry for a beer and some fun LOL.

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2006, 02:38:14 AM »
Most efficient method of portability for storage and transfer to come along. I made tons of money for pc services while up north recenty by simply plugging into the USB receptors on clients pc's and laptops to diagnose and make instant and accurate determinations for repair and improvments.


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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2006, 07:06:55 PM »
How much can one store on this thumb drive?
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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2006, 07:23:29 PM »
JDC... just about any computer will have at least 2 usb sockets and they are usually side by side on the back

the fancier the computer the more and will be in the front too ;-)

Bryan.........................................

1 gig and 2 gig ones are out there
and think the good price break is around 512 meg?

so if you are going to store a lot make sure your computer has usb2 ;-)

just about all computers from 2001 on have usb 2 in them

and a usb 2 is backwards compatable and will take usb1

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2006, 04:08:38 AM »
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JDC... just about any computer will have at least 2 usb sockets and they are usually side by side on the back

the fancier the computer the more and will be in the front too
Thank you Mitch...yes this is a "fancy" confuser alright but it's sort of like putting a Jaguar in the hands of a VW owner! :hysterical:

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Re: OPINIONS!!
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2006, 12:54:36 PM »
you can do it !!!!

they will only plug in one way !!!! so you can't plug it in backwards ;-)