I had this flash drive for about 18 months before I unfortunately lost it. It never let me down and I was very happy with it, the icing on the cake was that it was my favourite colour, bright red!
The flash drive is really easy to set up, no special software is needed to install or use it and it just takes a few seconds before its ready to go. I used it mainly with macs and the Apple operating system but it works just as well with PCs and Windows and you can swap between the two if you need to.
The capacity of 4gb is plenty for most purposes. You can use this flash drive to store hundreds of text documents, plenty of music files or image files and even a few video files. Apologies for not being more specific with the numbers, but suffice it to say I very rarely ran out of space on this flash drive! I found that transfers from my computer to the flash drive and vice versa were completed very quickly and I don't think I ever had a transfer fail or a file corrupt. There is a little LED that lights up when connected to a computer and flashes during a data transfer so you don't accidentally take it out when it might be risky to do so.
The flash drive is fairly attractive, its red with a black fold out part that covers the actual USB connector when not in use. The black part also has a hole which is useful for attaching to a keyring or strap. This flash drive is smaller than most and due to its petite size some bigger keyrings won't fit. Its also quite easy to misplace this flash drive as I found out!
This flash drive is pretty good value for money, I think it cost around £10 nearly two years ago so might even be cheaper by now!
The Imation Flash Nano Drive is a very nifty memory stick. Small, smart and reliable, it's an excellent choice for those looking for a high-capacity memory stick.
This is by far the smallest USB drive I own, and given that it's also the highest capacity one I have this is very good indeed. It is ultra-compact, with a swivel cover to protect the USB when not in use and a small LED light on the front. Aside from that it's as simple as any other USB, though the base is red and swivel cover black.
Obviously, with so many USB drives available today it's going to be hard to make an informed decision on which one to buy. One thing to remember is that a cheap drive is usually cheap for one reason: being unreliable. I have first-hand experience of USBs going wrong and it's not a nice feeling at all. This is, for all intents and purposes, quite an expensive choice. Nevertheless, I have not been left disappointed.
For a start, it was instantly recognised by the computer and installed with no fuss. More impressively still, the transfer rate was staggeringly fast. Transferring a few GB of files and music between PCs was a breeze and much quicker than transferring to a CD/DVD. In around 2 minutes, nearly 4G of data had been transferred over, no small feat, and this alone has made the purchase worthwhile.
The LED indicator flashes red when data transfer is in progress alerting you to the need to wait before removal. The drive has been a trusty companion for around a year now and has served me well, not failing to transfer (nor inexplicably deleting files) once as of yet.
After all, this is simply a USB drive. They are easy to come by and vary greatly in price. My experience with this one has, however, been a cut above the others I have tried. If you are looking for a reliable, high-transfer rate USB which is ultra-compact, this is a wise choice.
You can snap one up between £9 and £15 online. Just have a thorough search online to find the best price.