Product Type: Bytestor Flash Drive
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Bytestor Dataferry 4 GB
Member Name: k2705
Bytestor Dataferry 4 GB
Advantages: Holds all my work and photos
Disadvantages: None for me
At the moment I am doing an Open University course and my husband is doing an accountancy course so we booth have to save a lot of work we've done. We also have photos on the laptop, we do not want to loose these or our course work so I decided that we really should buy some sort of file to back them up on. I had a hunt around online and discovered the Bytestore 4GB USB High Speed Dataferry Pink Flash Drive. I have to admit that I was drawn to this particular USB Flash Drive because it was pink, however after having a quick look at the information about it, it seemed ideal for what we were looking for, well I use it Mark wants to get a different coloured one for his work.
The Bytestor Flash Drive when it arrived was of a standard size, the whole flash drive is made from a bright pink transparent plastic, this allows you to see the insides of the flash drive, written on the main body of the flash drive are the works "Bytestor 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive", this is written in white allowing it to stand out against the bright pink background. The USB Flash Drive has a pull off top, again this is made from the same pink transparent plastic that the main body of the USB Drive is, this is easily removed and simply clicks back in place, once removed it reveals the small silver end which you insert into the USB port on your computer (I do not know the technical term for this) The lid can actually be clipped onto the end of the USB Flash Drive whilst it is in use, this is designed like this so that you do not loose the lid, this is actually quite handy as I do find I tend to misplace the lids for this sort of thing and the end of the USB Flash Drive could easily be damaged without it.
The Flash Drive is compliant to 2.0 USB specifications, although when I read about the product before buying it it did say that it would fit a 1.1 USB socket, I am guessing that my USB socket must be a 2.0 as the flash drive fits perfectly, although I must admit I didn't actually know they came in different sizes until read the description on this particular one. The Flash Drive is also described as having "true plug and play" USB connecting, this basically means you can use it as it is without the additional need for extra power, again this is something else I didn't know I assumed you could just buy a USB Flash Drive and plug it in and go. Other noticeable features of this particular USB Flash Drive is that it has a read and write indicator lamp. Feature wise personally I would say that the Flash Drive is pretty standard, there is nothing complicated about it at all, it is small and compact meaning that it will not take up a lot of space in your computer case or wherever you keep it. I would say that it is well made and sturdy, I have had cheap USB drives in the past and they often feel a bit flimsy and as though they are going to fall apart after just a few uses, however this one feels strong and well made and I do not have to worry about any parts falling off of it.
The Flash Drive as the name suggests is of a decent size and has a 4GB storage capacity, again I do not know all the technical details about the size of different USB Flash Drives, I'm not really a technical person, I know the basics but that's it really. However when I was looking to buy a USB Drive to back up our information and photos I did ask someone what they thought and said that I had found this particular 4GB one and was informed that for what I wanted this would be plenty big enough, personally I didn't think this sounded a huge amount of space but considering at work we use 2GB Flash Drives to back up the companies files this 4GB one had to be large enough for what we wanted.
When the USB Flash Drive arrived I sat down and start to move all of our bits over onto it so we had a back up copy of everything. Once I was finished I had a quick look to see what sort of space was left on it, I expected to have used up most of the space on the drive, but was surprised to see that in fact we had used hardly any of the space up on it meaning we could get a large amount of information on the Flash Drive still. I was extremely pleased with the capacity of the Bytestor Flash Drive, it wasn't the most expensive option so I did wonder how accurate the sizing of it would be but it would seem that it is extremely accurate and even after backing up all of our information we still have a large amount of space left.
I purchased my Bytestor USB Flash Drive online from Amazon, however it can be bought from other online stores, it cost me just £5.60, I thought this was an excellent price as I did see the same USB drive being sold online for £9.99 so on Amazon I feel I got an excellent deal. Personally I think this item was worth the money as it has a good size storage capacity and is also very well made, not flimsy like some other cheap versions of USB drives I have used in the past, this one was well made for such a low price.
I would definitely recommend the Bytestor 4GB USB High Speed Flash Drive in Pink, using it is very easy you simply plug it into your USB port on your computer and you are ready to go and move your files across from the computer to the USB Flash Drive, the whole procedure is very quick and took hardly any time at all. The USB Drive s very reasonably priced, although this does depend on where you purchase it from. I would say that the pink version is definitely aimed at woman, however you can purchase it in different colours, again this depends on where you purchase it from. Overall I have been extremely pleased with my Bytestor Flash Drive, it has allowed me to back up all of the files I want to keep on my computer, it has a large storage capacity so 4GB is plenty big enough for everyday use. I would certainly buy another of these in the future and would recommend it to anyone.
Summary: A good way to store your files and keep them safe
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