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    Recommended USB flash drives?

    Reliable, affordable, small USB flash drives for students?

    Need to do a group buy for my flatmates , was just going to go for these:

    http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...ducts_id=81912

    256mb sounds about right for them, i'll probably need a 512 - 1GB version myself. Would be nice if they look good too

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    Get a Corsair Voyager drive: comes with a lanyard, is waterproof (I've left mine in the wash) and will survive being dunked in most soft drinks. It's fast and has a ten year warranty and while it costs a little more, it's small, tough and ludicrously fast. I bought mine from Scan

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    Yeah, another vote for the voyager. It will endure anything you can possibly throw at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OmarSantiago
    Get a Corsair Voyager drive: comes with a lanyard, is waterproof (I've left mine in the wash) and will survive being dunked in most soft drinks. It's fast and has a ten year warranty and while it costs a little more, it's small, tough and ludicrously fast. I bought mine from Scan
    Shame scan are out of stock of 256mb models, anywhere else cheaper or same price?

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    Agree with the Voyager - great drives
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    If your uni computers are slimline dells like at my uni get the slimmest usb drives possible. The front usb ports are surrounded by a lot of plastic that makes it impossible to use bulky usb drives without a usb extension cable. If you're anything like me you'll forget to bring that cable along.

    I use the slimline samsung usb2 models as i managed to get them cheap a few months ago, they're pretty cheap at scan at the moment too although getting driver support for win98se can be a pain depending on which 3rd party is rebranding and selling them on.

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    Should be back in stock in the next couple of days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dodgybob
    If your uni computers are slimline dells like at my uni get the slimmest usb drives possible. The front usb ports are surrounded by a lot of plastic that makes it impossible to use bulky usb drives without a usb extension cable. If you're anything like me you'll forget to bring that cable along.

    I use the slimline samsung usb2 models as i managed to get them cheap a few months ago, they're pretty cheap at scan at the moment too although getting driver support for win98se can be a pain depending on which 3rd party is rebranding and selling them on.
    I couldn't find the Samsung ones at Scan, can you link to the specific one? 256mb preferable

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    This is the 256mb version, it's slightly bulkier than the 128mb one that i have but should easily fit:

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=152239

    They don't seem to have a pic but i'm pretty sure they look like this:

    http://www.computerorbit.co.uk/Itemd...SB2CNM&eq=&Tp=

    When i say bulkier, it's only slightly bigger than the 128mb drive and that is literally about 1mm bigger than the usb connector itself end on.

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    My 128mb drive looks like this:

    http://www.computerorbit.co.uk/Itemd...SB2INT&eq=&Tp=

    It seems that they do different capacities in this form factor after all. The computer orbit links are just for pictures from a quick bit of googling, no idea what that store is like.
    Last edited by dodgybob; 03-10-2005 at 07:26 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OmarSantiago
    Get a Corsair Voyager drive: comes with a lanyard, is waterproof (I've left mine in the wash) and will survive being dunked in most soft drinks. It's fast and has a ten year warranty and while it costs a little more, it's small, tough and ludicrously fast. I bought mine from Scan

    I'll second that. Top USB drives the Corsairs!

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    Shame the corsairs are ugly and chunky, i'll have to go with these:

    http://www.lowestonweb.com/Products/...A-A36E8B07077F

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    I also highly recommend the Corsairs.

    Mymemory have some refurb Sandisk 512MB drives for £14.99 + £3.95 postage. They appear to be quite small/thin.

    MSE discussion here

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    anutha vote for the corsair - was out on my motorbike in the rain, got drenched, still worked tho. Good drives, dropped mine quite a few times aswell, good thing it bounces.

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    Head on over to Anandtech and you'll see that the top drives were Kingston DataTraveler Elite and Lexar JumpDrive Lightning, but Corsair's Flash Voyager 1Gb and Crucial Gizmo 512Mb got an honorable mention for being best of the cheaper ones.

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