Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: 16/32gb flash drive - suggestions please!

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    423
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    16/32gb flash drive - suggestions please!

    hi,

    my 4gb cruzer titanium went kaput a month ago, and ive trundled along, not thinking id need a usb stick for a month or so, but anyhow, over the weekend, my PC crashed and I lost three presentations and the beginning of a clinical audit (a whole lot of work).

    so, im in the market for fast cheap portable storage, at 16 or 32gb.

    i dont know whether it is preferable to go down the microSD + adaptor (and then when bigger usb drives come out, ill still be able to use it), or just get a 16gb usb stick..


    what to buy- i wouldve thought of getting another cruzer titanium, but tbh i dont fancy that sort of a premium, for an inferior product beneath the shell - if they just sold the shell, id take it with another more reliable memory stick..


    so, what to buy, who to buy? which way to go ?!
    Intel q6600 3.6ghz
    Asus P5K-Deluxe WiFi
    4Gb OCZ ReaperX at 1000Mhz
    768Mb BFG 8800GTX
    2xWD1001FALS in RAID0
    Dtek Fuzion / 2xPA120.2 / DDC01Ultra+PetrasTech top / EK 8800GTX FC Block
    Audigy 2ZS
    Thermaltake Mozart TX

  2. #2
    Lovely chap dangel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Cambridge, UK
    Posts
    8,385
    Thanks
    407
    Thanked
    449 times in 331 posts
    • dangel's system
      • Motherboard:
      • See My Sig
      • CPU:
      • See My Sig
      • Memory:
      • See My Sig
      • Storage:
      • See My Sig
      • Graphics card(s):
      • See My Sig
      • PSU:
      • See My Sig
      • Case:
      • See My Sig
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • See My Sig
      • Internet:
      • 60mbit Sky LLU

    Re: 16/32gb flash drive - suggestions please!

    There's no cure for backups - I guess you know that now - so whatever you buy you can't assume 'quality' will save you from data loss (stuff goes wrong - even the expensive drives die on occasion or get fried by a nasty USB port).

    So go with what you're saying - fast/cheap and just get into the habit of backing it up
    System 001: Maximus VII Formula, 4790k i7, RTX 2080ti FE (incoming), 16GIG Corsair Vengence DDR3 RAM CL9, Corsair HX1000, ROG SWIFT PG278Q , SSDs, Antec 1200 case, All watercooled. [main]
    System 002: A8 3850 APU, ASUS uATX FM1A75 MB, 4GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3, Corsair psu, OCZ Agility 3, 1TB F3, Dell 2001FP 20" LCD, £7's worth of 5.1 speakers (they rock) Windows 7 x64[wife/server]
    System 003: AsRock MB, APU, 8 GIG Corsair, Silverstone HTPC case, stock cooler, GT220 1gbDDR3, WD Green 3TB, Kingston 40gb SSD, MCE Remote, Panasonic 50" LCD (87BDX) via HDMI Windows 8.1.1 (32) [media centre]
    System 004: Asus UL50AT Intel Core 2 Duo,4GB, Intel Gen 2 80GB SSD, Win 8.1.1 x64 [no justification]
    System 005: HP Proliant N40L Microserver, 4x2TB drives, fan mod, Pico PSU mod, Win7 x86 [file server]
    System 006: Dell Optiplex 9010, i7, 8gb, 128gb Samsung 830 x 2 (boot and VM drive), 1TB WD HDD, ATI something, Windows 8.1.1 x64 RTM [work]


  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    423
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked
    2 times in 2 posts

    Re: 16/32gb flash drive - suggestions please!

    any suggestions as to what to get exactly?!
    Intel q6600 3.6ghz
    Asus P5K-Deluxe WiFi
    4Gb OCZ ReaperX at 1000Mhz
    768Mb BFG 8800GTX
    2xWD1001FALS in RAID0
    Dtek Fuzion / 2xPA120.2 / DDC01Ultra+PetrasTech top / EK 8800GTX FC Block
    Audigy 2ZS
    Thermaltake Mozart TX

  4. #4
    Member Trash Man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    3,771
    Thanks
    103
    Thanked
    46 times in 41 posts
    • Trash Man's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LE Z77
      • CPU:
      • i5 2550k
      • Memory:
      • 8GB 1600 DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 128GB Crucial SSD 1 x 1TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1.5GB 580 GTX
      • PSU:
      • Be Quiet 680W E9
      • Case:
      • CM 830 Stacker
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407 x 2
      • Internet:
      • 20mb IDNet ADSL

    Re: 16/32gb flash drive - suggestions please!

    I use the play.com own branded ones. Cheap and so far no problems with any of them.

    Living and dying laughing and crying
    Once you have seen it you will never be the same
    Life in the fast lane is just how it seems
    Hard and it is heavy dirty and mean

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Oxfordshire
    Posts
    111
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • cheekster's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H
      • CPU:
      • Intel Xeon E3 1230 v2 Quad Core 3.3GHz
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Corsair Vengeance PC3-12800
      • Storage:
      • 256GB Samsung 830 (Boot), 3TB Seagate Barracuda ST3000DM001 x 2 + 3TB WD Cavier Green x2
      • Graphics card(s):
      • 1GB ScanFX radeon HD7750 GDDR5 800MHz
      • PSU:
      • BeQuiet Dark Power Pro Modular 650w
      • Case:
      • Fractal Design Define R4
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 64-Bit Home Premium
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell 2407FPW
      • Internet:
      • BT Infinity

    Re: 16/32gb flash drive - suggestions please!

    Bought the capped version of this Kingston 16GB a couple of months ago for £17.99 which at the time was cheapest around for a reliable brand (5 yr warranty):

    http://www.picstop.co.uk/USB-Flash-D...8Red%29---16GB

    Hope that helps?

    Cheekster.

    Dell Studio 15: Windows Vista Premium/4GB RAM/320GB HDD/Blu-Ray
    Samsung UE46F8000 & Dell 2407FPW

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Theoretical SATA Flash Drive Question
    By Clunk in forum PC Hardware and Components
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18-03-2007, 02:33 PM
  2. KN8-SLI hard drive weirdness
    By Philippe in forum abit.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-03-2007, 04:55 PM
  3. Flash Drive Mp3 Music adaptor
    By ernestrome in forum Consumer Electronics
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-05-2006, 04:27 PM
  4. New Hard Drive suggestions
    By vincent in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-05-2006, 12:41 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •