Several years ago the concept of a 2GB luggage tag would be out of the questions. A 2GB drive was about $15 and for that reason, most everyone would consider it too expensive.
Today however, with a 2GB flash drive less than $5.00 it makes plenty of sense to use a flash drive to store your contact information via USB. Sure, you still write your name, address and phone number on the label above, but you can now include additional information. Travel itinerary, medical information and 2nd contact information.
Now, if you want the luggage tag looking USB with label area, it will cost you the full price of $30, but I’d rather take an old USB or a new $5.00 and create my own. Wouldn’t be that hard with some creative material like duct tape.Continue Reading
- tiny USB flash drive
- piece of Velcro
- thread, needle and a thimble
Like I said, not a cool move Manning. Continue Reading
The FastKey has print on the box claiming a whopping 260MB/s transfer speed.Â If it true, this puts a single flash drive at a faster transfer rate than your best hard drive.Â As EveryThingUSB points out:
“To put that in its proper perspective a typical 3.5″ hard drive has a peak read speed of about HALF of that and has an average speed about one THIRD of this little bad boyâ€™s performance numbers”So dumping your buddies MP3 collection of a 1,000s songs will be much easier with this USB 3.0 flash drive, then your portable USB hard drive.Â But don’t think this convenience, and some would say luxury, come without a price.Â The LaCie FastKey comes in a variety of sizes, starting at Continue Reading
For example the smaller 8GB PQI drive shows a read speed of 55MB/s and a write speed of 10MB/s.Â Verse the larger 16GB and larger sizes are more like 86MB/s read speed and 20MB/s write speed.Â If you know anything about flash drives, it just means the bigger sizes are dual channel and the 8GB is single channel. Still far from the 5Gbps transfer rate USB 3.0 is suppose to offer, but once more advanced controllers come into the market, we’ll see the performance rise. The PQI drive will be available through Continue Reading
Aram has placed a small collection of USB ports in public places thinking that others will connect their laptop or computer to the USB port and upload or download data to share.Â I bit crazy if you ask me…you know how many viruses and key logging programs one could get?Â Even with virus checking software – there are sophisticated attacks you could expose yourself too.Â BUT, if you dare, connect! Currently the installation is only a five-stick preview, but Bartholl is planning to expand the operation to more sticks and more cities. Check Barthollâ€™s blog for coming information including â€œfull documentation, movie, map, and â€˜How to make your own dead dropâ€™ manual coming soon!â€
Aram – you should use USB Write Protected flash drives and share controlled data so that you’re exhibit doesn’t kill computers!Â Maybe provide an upload link where you can control the data, then put the data on flash drives and write protect the stick.Â Don’t know how – contact us, we’ll show you. Continue Reading