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Here's a good review of several USB 2.0 flash drives:
http://arstechnica.com/reviews/004/flash/flash-1.html

I've found that not all USB 2.0 drives are created equal. I've had a USB1.1
128mb drive for over a year now and love it.  Though I recently upgraded to
a 512mb Sandisk Micro USB 2.0 to take advantage of the higher write/read
speeds.

I'm very, very disappointed in the Sandisk Micro drive.  It doesn't write
much faster than my old USB1.1 drive. Granted, it reads extremely fast, but
I still expected more.

Jeremy South, EI, LSI
Jenkins Engineering

----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Ransom" <ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org>
To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2004 10:38
Subject: Keychain memory [was CODES: Electronic Version Should Be Provided]


> > From: Christopher Wright <chrisw(--nospam--at)skypoint.com>
>
> > On Sep 29, 2004, at 11:44 PM, Paul Ransom wrote:
> >
> > > USB memory stick has been my cross-platform portable storage medium
for
> > > a couple years now.
> > I recollect my son mentioning something like that, but he was all so
> > casual, I thought it was some kind of toy, and I was so thrilled when
> > the Apple genius got COSMOS/M running under Classic on my laptop that I
> > didn't notice. When I think about it--it's the logical extension to the
> > Nikenet and a floppy disk, except there's so much more you can do with
> > serious storage that's so portable. Are the units rugged? Could you
> > really carry them on a keychain?
>
> It's been brilliant. They typically have a cap to cover the USB
> connector and an LED to show read/write activity. They're pretty rugged.
> I clip it onto a pocket in my briefcase because it's too big for my
> overweight keychain. I think that the newer, small ones might be too
> easy to lose.
>
> Windows above 98 & Mac OS 8+ will automatically recognize the devices.
> You need to format it as a PC drive so you are stuck with the way that
> Classic handles the PC file names and you can't use all the characters
> that Windows won't recognize in a file name.
>
> Mine is only 64 MB, USB 1.x but I have been drooling over one of those 1
> GB USB 2.x units (kiss the CD case goodbye). Some new units have a USB
> base with, say 64 MB, but you can plug in their additional membory
> modules. Looks interesting but may not be very practical.
>
> Warning:
> 1) file transfer speed is marginally faster than a floppy (e.g. maybe
> 10x faster downhill with a tailwind) with USB 1.x. I can't speak for
> 2.x, yet.
> 2) you can spread PC virii via the memory stick.
>
> I'm waiting for an optical port for really fast transfers but that may
> be a few more years away.
>
> > > Now if somebody would do a UNIX port of some decent, current
structural
> > > analysis software to run on the Mac OSX ...
> > Hearing all the chatter from bioscience guys talking about running
> > their UNIX codes on G5 clusters just breaks my heart.
>
> Apple was profiling one bio-outfit that was running 1600+ (or some
> outrageous quantity) G5 Xserve boxes in parallel because it was the cost
> efficient option.
>
> I have already resigned myself to the fact that I must have a PC in my
> office, again. The new Canadian design codes are now mandatory and I
> have to upgrade the software, anyway. WinXP in Virtual PC is just too
> slow on my old 350 MB G3 and I can get a 2 GB WINTEL box for pocket
> change. So, continuing with emulators doesn't make sense. I understand
> that the OSX Classic environment is going to disappear, too. I was
> hoping to hold out for that UNIX port ...
>
> I haven't had a virus, or virus scanning software with continuous
> license updates, since I dumped the 286. The PC will not be networked.
>
> --
> Paul Ransom, P. Eng.
> Civil/Structural/Project/International
> Burlington, Ontario, Canada
> <mailto:ad026(--nospam--at)hwcn.org> <http://www.hwcn.org/~ad026/civil.html>
>
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