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2.0 Thumb Drive Recommendation

Discussion in 'Electronic Devices' started by TomWelch, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. TomWelch

    TomWelch Loaded Pockets

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    Can you edcers make a thumb drive recommendations for a 2.0 usb port?
    8 to 16 gigs!
     
  2. Water-Rat

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    Kingston Data Traveler SE9. I have the 32gig version, but there are 8 and 16 versions as well. They're relatively cheap, preform well, and hold up well to abuse. Mine has ridden on my keychain everyday for the last several months with no issues.

    Here it is on my keychain just under the Fenix E05 at the top of the pic:

    [​IMG]2014_09_01 keychain by Dru83, on Flickr
     
  3. Halveye

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    [​IMG]

    I highly recommend the Gorilla Drive, this is 64gb, but comes in varying smaller sizes a well.... Highly resistant to moisture/shock/cold


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  4. fishrule

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    Sandisk Cruzer Fit. Tiny and cheap.
     
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  5. mole

    mole EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    i´ve seen some in aluminium tubes with screw on lids and set in epoxy. very expensive and not enough space on them.
    decided to take one of my older BASF sticks (16 GB) and DIY. came out pretty well. if you are a DIY kind of person, i´d recommend that way.
     
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  6. mizedog

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    I bought one these recently for my keychain. Love the small size, easy encryption. However, the metal mounting loop broke, dropping the drive to the ground. Luckily, this happened at home and I found it before the pooch did. Talk about dog chipping. ..
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  7. Stonerman33
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    I have a 64gb corsair survivor strapped on my bag. It's bulky in that it's inside an aluminum tube sealed with orings, but it's waterproof and nearly indestructible. Cheapie sandisk cruiser I think on my keychain for quick access. Use the keychain one daily at work.


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    i use verbatim micro plus 16gb on personal & work key set; encrypt them with bitlocker. cover protects contacts from keys and debris. I purchase ironkeys for staff, which are bomb-proof. heavy & pricey though.

    stay away from anything that contains a drive glued, or epoxied into a plastic or metal 'sleeve'.
     
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  9. Rasthor

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    I use one of the Sandisk Cruiser Fits, too. I don't carry it on my keychain, though. I keep losing covers for the USB plug. It rides in an outside pocket on my backpack.
     
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    i would go with a Kingston I've been using their products for years and have never had a problem

    also i would go with a larger capacity because 32 and 64 gb sticks are getting so cheap.
     
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    Have to agree with this recommendation. Perfect for the key chain.

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    They are indeed perfect for keychain use, but they aren't quite as durable as I'd like. I think I've killed 2 of them now. I don't baby my keys, but I don't abuse them, either.


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  13. jazzbone1031

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    I have a kingston traveller that I've had for about 2 years now and still in great shape. I don't baby my keys either.

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    [​IMG]

    I've been using the V7 tiny usb stick in the centre on my key ring for about 4 years now. So it's pretty strong and tough. Edit: I realise it maybe 1.0 but
    The other , Elago brand to the right and below is similar sized but takes a micro SD inside it. And is USB 2.0

    [​IMG]


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    As proper USB drive i can recommend the Kingston DTSE9. Metal bar with hole for keyring. As easy as things get! I used one of these for ages and it never disappointed me.

    However, i recently needed to bring more than one USB stick and was not willing to carry multiple drives on my keychain so i opted to move all USB related stuff to my wallet;
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    The holders are credit-card sized that hold 8 microSDs each (cards are about as thick as 2 regular cards) and the little Kingston USB reader you see below em is a very simple microSD USB reader that just works great that i carry in my wallet with them. So for the space of 2 credit cards an a little bit more for the reader i can now carry 8 'USB sticks' of any size and speed i have microSD cards.
     
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