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Ever since once losing loads of pictures and videos from not saving them to an external source I have become fanatical about backing things up and over the years it has become progressively more important since nearly everything is now digital and I only have limited space on laptop.
I first saw the Integral Neon USB flash drive on The Gadget Show where they praised it heavily and gave it a really good score. I needed a new flash with a large capacity for storing films on and went on Amazon to have a look and see how much they were selling for.
The price for the 32GB flash drive was a reasonable 14.29. I have paid more than this for normal run of the mill drives so I was expecting that this would be a little bit more expensive considering the amount of publicity it was getting.
I really like the idea of ?tough? gadgets and this survived a barrage of abuse on the TV show where I first seen it. The presenter of the show throw everything at the drive including water, mud and even driving over it. Now I am probably never going to be subjecting it to that amount of abuse but I liked the idea that it should survive my clumsiness.
My flash drive is a bright neon yellow though if that doesn?t float your boat then it is also available in neon blue, pink and orange too. It makes a change from the usual black and grey that most flash drives come in and it means that I can locate it in a hurry.
I use the 32GB one mainly for media storage for things which take up a lot of memory such as movies. I can fit loads of films on this so long as they aren?t HD. For standard def films I can get on about 26 full length movies whereas for HD ones it varies but it can usually hold about 6.
The flash drive is simple to use as it just plugs into your USB port and then shows up on your computer as removable memory and you can just drag and drop whatever it is that you want to transfer.
Transfer times are good but nothing exceptional. Depending on the size files transfer in an acceptable time but this one is nowhere near as fast and speedy as the 64GB version which has USB 3 and is a lot quicker at transferring over large files. It is acceptable but there are other faster flash drives out there if speed is a particularly high priority for you.
The only criticism that I can throw at this flash drive is that the lid doesn?t clip onto the back of the drive so when you remove the lid and plug it into your computer you have nowhere for the lid to go so there is a high chance of you misplacing it which leaves the metal part susceptible to getting damaged.