Flash drive recommendation? Tags: Flash Drive Storage Last response: May 11, 2006 6:40 PM in Storage Share gymscat May 7, 2006 3:34:22 AM I'm looking for a 2-4 GB flash drive for general use. Any recommendations or is a flash drive a flash drive? Tia Gary More about : flash drive recommendation | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove BGP_Spook May 7, 2006 4:19:14 AM If you can: Get one that is shaped relatively thin and long. As the fat ones prove to be troublesome to get into a USB socket. That has a cap. That has a neck thingie so you can hang it around your neck. And be sure it is USB 2.0. Though that is pretty standard these days. O, and try to get one that has a link cable bundled with it. As sometimes there is no easy way to get at an available USB port. Other than that....I am not aware of any particular maker to stay away from. I have heard some good things about the OCZ Rally. But don't buy it just because I mentioned it. I use a no name 2gb flash drive and am thrilled with it. | Report abuse gymscat May 7, 2006 4:28:28 PM What do you think of this one? http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=092... Gary | Report abuse -Feller- May 7, 2006 4:48:43 PM I have the 1 gig version of the drive below. I like it alot. It is small and fits tight USB ports and has a cap. Corsair 4Gig Flash It is $10 more then the one you list. But i think the design is better due to its shape. You might have a hard time plugging the one you list into some USB ports. Edit: I just realized you had a Canadian sight listed. So the price difference will be larger. Sorry about that. I would still recomend the drive i listed. If it is in your budget. | Report abuse nobly May 8, 2006 7:17:27 PM Since the size is big, I'd recommend researching transfer rates on the drives you're considering. Even at 10MB/s, a 2GB drive would take 200 seconds to fill. Typically drives don't run at the full 480Mbps = 60MB/s USB2.0 spec. Its pretty boring to just sit around and wait for a transfer to finish... Especially if you need to go somewhere fast. | Report abuse ALL_YOUR_BASE May 11, 2006 6:40:16 PM Brand doesn't matter. Get the biggest drive for the least amount of money and you will be happy. Mine works great and I couldn't even tell you the brand. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Storage>Flash drive recommendation?> Related ressources: ForumFlash drive recommendation ForumRecommendation for Encrypting contents of USB Flash Drive ? ForumWhat to do if my flash drive says to format ForumLooking to buy 500 Bulk Flash Drives. Any recommendations? ForumBoot from flash drive ForumHow do you format a flash drive and get back all files lost during format ForumRecommend flash drive ForumAsus Sabertooth x79 can't flash BIOS via USB drive ForumQuick question regarding linux install on flash drive ForumBoot XP from USB Flash Drive ForumUSB Flash Drive 101 ForumCreating a portable boot/software utility flash drive ForumFormat flash drive software windows can not format flash driver ForumHow to remove write protection on my sandisk cruzer flash drive usb? ForumBulk Flash Drives ForumSchool Computer says USB flash drive is full. ForumWhy wont my flash drive let me put stuff on it and its brand new ForumRAID O Setup - Need Recommendation (s) on Best Hard Drives 2Buy ForumFirst SSD advice? ForumHas the drive died? More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !