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An old'un but a good'un - Integral's USB 2.0 512mb Flash Drive is undoubtedly a dated device with a small capacity, but after five years usage i'm still finding my one to be as useful and reliable as ever. Price-wise, you can get one of these bad boys for £5 from Amazon - although I didn't pay for mine as it came free with a scanner or some other such device.
Design & Appearance
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Made from a (fairly cheap) silver plastic, the Flash Drive is a little bit bulky and it doesn't look especially modern - it's very light however, and comes with a length of cord attached to it for transportation around the neck (if that's your thing!). The USB end features a cap which is easy to remove, and also a metal clip so that you can attach the device to your shirt pocket. Due to it light weight, the drive is very tough - it can be dropped onto a hard surface without breaking and seems to literally bounce off the floor.
Te device in use
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Compatible with PC and Mac, the Integral is usually quick to transfer files to and from my computer - i've never found myself waiting too long for it to finish its business. A small red light flashes when data is being read or written, and there's also a write-protect switch on the side. I haven't encountered any errors with the Integral during its life, and I can therefore recommend it highly from a reliability perspective.
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The Integral 512mb USB 2.0 Flash Drive is a reliable product which has served me well over the years - the product comes with a five year manufacturer's warranty, even though I haven't needed to use it. What the device lacks in looks, it makes up for in value for money - even if the capacity is rather small.