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Geek Gear: USB Flash Drive

I lost a 200-page project in college because I wasn’t properly backing up my work and have been a “saving nut” ever since. I’ll save to anything, be it the desktop, a disk, e-mail or on Apple's iDisk. If you’re not already using a USB flash drive for data storage, I suggest checking it out to see if it’s for you. Better safe than sorry.

The SanDisk 1GB Cruzer Micro USB Flash Drive, which is on sale for $35.99, is great because it's tiny, easy to use and PC and Macintosh compatible.

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USB flash drives are essentially the floppy disks of the 21st Century. They fit right into your USB port and you save to them just like you do your desktop. They’re great if you need to transport files or programs from one computer to another or back them up just in case and can be re-written as many times as you want. They are also ideal for back-up and storage of large amounts of data - usually up to several hundred GBs – and offer an alternative if you, gasp, don’t have internet access or are unable to connect your computer to a printer.

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stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
I love USB Flash drives. Absolutely useful and convenient. ______________________________________________ I must say, adolescence is one hell of a ride!
redsugar redsugar 10 years
Ah yes. No one ever really practices the religion of backup until they lose serious data.
LadyDragoness LadyDragoness 10 years
I seem to have a small collection of USB sticks. They do make some very cool ones. This is by far one of the coolest ones I've seen. It's the worlds smallest USB stick.
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