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
However, in the event you plan to swap the 32GB stick from PC to PC there is one dirty little secret you should be aware of…it needs a DC powered USB port. In most situations and applications this isn’t a problem as the device will be connected directly to a motherboard USB port, but you’ll need to pay specific attention to dock stations or non-powered USB hubs.Â To understand a little better, the device controller needs Continue Reading
Beside the fact of flash being faster than optical, we also save space on the internal SSD drive by not having the reinstallation software loaded, but rather off-line and secure.Â Just be sure to wrap a key-chain around it, the Apple restore USB drive looks pretty small.
“Even the flash drive looks awesome from Apple,” says my colleague who does a ton of iPhone and iPad applications…with a new one coming out.
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WWWorks is the profile name over at Etsy and he’s done some nice work on his first release.Â What I like about the style of this design is the lack of gears you so commonly see with USB steampunk.Â Rather, WWWorks put some detail into the design on the brass. So here is a bit of detail about WWWorks.Â Based in Budapest Hungary WWWorks is a computer IT guy by day and a craftsman by night.Â Trying to break away from the Continue Reading
Press Release: Mimobot With New Star Wars Series
Designer USB flash drive pioneer Mimoco is excited to unveil its newest line of STAR WARS MIMOBOT designer flash drives. Devoted to the film that started it all – STAR WARS: Episode IV A New Hope – the latest series of classic characters immortalized as USB flash drives includes astromech droid extraordinaire R2-D2 and the shooting-impaired Stormtrooper – both back by popular demand from the original STAR WARS MIMOBOT series. Two newcomers also join the 2010 series, including that scavenger of the desert, the Jawa, and the fan selection from the first-ever STAR WARS MIMOBOT Audience Choice poll – Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. The completely redesigned Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT features a removable helmet revealing either Luke Skywalker or Han Solo beneath. Just as their “borrowed” uniforms provided perfect cover for the young heroes during the daring Death Star rescue, these Stormtrooper USB flash drives provide up to 16GB of “armored” protection for your digital life. Stormtrooper Unmasked MIMOBOT will be offered as a blind assortment character, with a 50% chance of uncovering either Luke or Han when the MIMOBOT helmet cap is removed. Check out this very intertaining video: Mimobot product page. Continue Reading
CES 2010:Â Lexar announces two new drives designed as compact drives with big storage capacity.The Lexar Echo SE is the smallest Lexar drive yet at just 20.1mm x 15.1mm.Â It looks much like a USB dongle, but with the flash memory stored inside the USB connector.Â Lexar understands with the larger capacities, these little USB drives are invaluable for data backup.Â The Echo SE is available from 8-32GB size and includes Lexar’s automatic backups software. The Lexar Echo SE will be available in February, but you can pre-order them now at Amazon [link here].
If the Echo SE is a bit to small, or you have trouble with holes in your pant pockets, you might opt for the larger Echo ZE drive.Â Here you have the sleek looking switch blade design where the USB connector retracts into the body.Â In addition to the backup software you also get AES 128-bit encryption software in the event you lose your Echo ZE drive. As with the SE series, the Echo ZE will not be available until February, but you can pre order them at Amazon [link here]. Thoughts or comments?Â Make them on our FaceBook page. Continue Reading
Gresso introduced a 64GB USB flash drive which is F1 racing inspired with sleek design, look and material.Â Gresso used the base material to be carbon fiber [the black] and titanium alloy as the accents [silver] then glazed the entire device with a special ceramic coating.
The Gresso branded USB stick will set you back 6,448 Peso’s or about $500 USDs.Â Still small enough to be lost in any coat pocket, but a perfect stocking stuffer for the well-to-do.
So the question becomes:Â would your friends be more impressed with the Gresso flash drive or a $500 bill?
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First, SlipperyBrick and TechFresh reported on the drive earlier today, but we thought a “in the wild” photo would also be fun.Â Here is a snapshot of them multiplying before your eyes.
As SlipperyBrick pointed out, it’s a fun little drive that you can decapitate as well as play out classic MASH scenes or more current Grey’s Anatomy drama. The USB surgeon flash drive can be found at USBGeek.com for just a shade over $20. If we find the doctor or nurse, we’ll let you know…chances are, they are in the supply closet…no wait, that’s Scrubs. Source:Â SlipperyBrick & TechFresh Continue Reading