In shopping for a new drive, it seems that USB3.0 is not much more expensive and I have USB3.0 on my PC. However, I use will use it for work and I have to connect to a variety of Windows OSes down to XP and maybe Server 2000. Has anyone had experience working with a USB3.0 drive in older hardware and Operating Systems?
I would like to replace my old Sandisk Cruzer 2GB with a new thumb drive. I really like my old one, it has a nice metal body ( it looks like this one but is made by Sandisk ) and I have carried it on my keychain with no cap. It has lasted me since about 2006 without issue.
I would like to get another thumb drive drive with these characteristics:
carry on my keychain
physically small as possible
the faster the better
I think 16 or 32 GB makes sense price wise (up to maybe $50).