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Favorite type of USB flash drive

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What is your favorite type of USB flash drive

Total: 17 votes (3 blank votes)

  • Cap
  • 40 %
  • Slide
  • 47 %
  • Twist
  • 14 %
August 29, 2010 6:59:23 AM

Just for discussion, what is your favorite type of USB flash drive and why? Yes, I know you can't say why in a poll, but you can always post a response below!

1) Type that have a cap that you take off to use the drive and put on to carry the drive / protect the drive.

2) Type that have the USB port slide back when not in use and slide forward to use.

3) Type that twist 180 degrees to use the drive and twist back into a shell when not in use.
September 29, 2010 12:44:58 AM

1 month and 6 votes...

Do most of you not care about what type of flash drive it is, as long as it works?
September 29, 2010 2:14:27 PM

I prefer the slide over the other two. I don't think I will ever go with a cap just because of the possibility of it falling off.

I know several people that have had the cap fall of numerous times. The twist, even though I have several smaller ones (freebies), I still prefer the look of the slide.
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a b G Storage
September 29, 2010 3:55:02 PM

I have all kinds. I like the caps for my keyring so I don't have to worry about dust getting into the USB port. After that, I have a slide for my main one, but I never carry it in my pocket.
a b G Storage
September 29, 2010 10:29:39 PM

cmasupra said:
1 month and 6 votes...

Do most of you not care about what type of flash drive it is, as long as it works?

Correct. At least for me. As long as the flash drive has good read write performance and a good shell (as in not cheap plastic) I could care less about the cap,lanyard,etc.

However, if I'm considering 2 different drives that have the exact performance, I would pick the slider.
October 11, 2010 3:11:46 PM

The one thing better about the corsair is this "Protected from vibration or impact damage through the use of a molded shock dampening collar." But then again the LaCie does sustain heat better....so they are about equal. Except the LaCie can go 300m under water, the corsair how ever 200m. But then again, the corsair is cheaper. I really don't know which one i like better now, but mostly because of price, other than those few things, I feel they are about equal.
a b G Storage
October 11, 2010 11:53:14 PM

^ Seriously, what are the chances your drive is ever going to be under 300m of water?
October 12, 2010 1:18:35 AM

Shadow703793 said:
^ Seriously, what are the chances your drive is ever going to be under 300m of water?

true
October 28, 2010 3:58:24 PM

I try to only buy retractable/slide. Don't have to worry about losing the cap and it is quicker to just grap it slide it out and plug it in. I use mine in the car going back and forth to add songs once in a while, so the retractable is more convient for that.
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