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    I'm looking to buy a memory stick soon - probably with 256 MB memory, but I might go for a 512 if I see one cheap enough. Apart from the obvious differences of the speed from USB 2.0, what alse should I look out for?

    * Are there mostly all the same size, or does it vary?
    * Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    I've not tried very many, but they all worked fine. The only specific one I can remember using is a Kingston, but I should think that most would be okay.

    With regards to size, all the ones that I've seen all seem to be around the same size.
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    Try an intelligentstick / istick, they are a LOT smaller than most, smaller than a sony memory stick, I got my 256mb from Ebuyer for ~£25.

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    A lecturer in uni told us that some students in previous years had bought "cheaper" ones and after 6 or so months they started to go wrong. So it might be better to go for a branded one rather than a non branded one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha112
    Try an intelligentstick / istick, they are a LOT smaller than most, smaller than a sony memory stick, I got my 256mb from Ebuyer for ~£25.
    Have you tried these? I know they're a lot smaller, but in one of the pictures of them, if looked like you need to put it in a holder - why????

    The image won't show, but it's on this page:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/firstloo...206/index.html

    Apart from that, they look good, but if anyone can explain the holder, then I'll be happy .

    Quote Originally Posted by Dorza
    A lecturer in uni told us that some students in previous years had bought "cheaper" ones and after 6 or so months they started to go wrong. So it might be better to go for a branded one rather than a non branded one.
    Would the Intelligent Stick be a branded one? I don't want my data to go missing - I'm at uni too .
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    Well you can put it direct into a USB port if you want to, but this will wear away the contacts on the connector after a while, or at least the coating (its like the contacts on the chip&pin in credit cards). The holder protects it, but even with the holder its still a lot smaller than any other sticks Ive seen.

    Ive had no problems with it since I got it in september.

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    Currently using a Kington 256mb memory stick (since August this year), works great although it's a bit on the big side, not enough to be a problem though. Had a cheapo one last year and it broke.
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    Looked on eBuyer and the brand is PQI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpha112
    Well you can put it direct into a USB port if you want to, but this will wear away the contacts on the connector after a while, or at least the coating (its like the contacts on the chip&pin in credit cards). The holder protects it, but even with the holder its still a lot smaller than any other sticks Ive seen.

    Ive had no problems with it since I got it in september.
    OK, thanks for the explanation - looks like I'll be getting that one then . Also, what size is yours? I can only find 64 and 512 MB versions on ebuyer.
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    Is there a USB mem thing which is just a USB to SD card convertor? I would rather have one of those and re use my SD card.. surely they must be pretty cheap if they exist?

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    Can some one help? I can't find anywhere that sell a 256 version of the intelligent stick to be sold using £. Any one got any ideas?

    I found it on maplin, but on there, the 256 is the same price as the ebuyer 512 MB.
    Last edited by ajbrun; 05-12-2004 at 06:57 PM.

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    They had 256mb @ Ebuyer when I got mine, but that was a while ago. The only place I can see them now is ebay for £15.

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    Do you think ebay's a decent place to get them? Yes they maybe cheap, but is it likely I'll be messed around?

    I've never used ebay before .

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    Ive only had one problem with ebay where someone sent me the wrong hard drives, Ive used it quite a few times. But for something like this which you assume is in a sealed package it should be fine. You should also still get the manufacturers warranty.

    But be sure to check where the seller is registered and their feedback rating, the one I just looked at is the US. Personally I only buy things from the UK off of ebay, but obviously its your choice.
    Last edited by alpha112; 05-12-2004 at 07:11 PM.

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    Is the £14.95 including all the postage, packing and insurance etc, or is that extra?

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    Thats £7 extra, look in the bit next to the picture for the shipping rates, etc.

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