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Flash drives, we need them, so we use them. We even call them by other names, but at the end of the day they all do the same thing, they store data so that we can move it from A to B without any real worries.
One type of flash drive is from a well known company called DatTraveler with this one being the 8GB sized version..
I also have the 16GB version of this drive, with the only real visible clue of the GB size being different is the little number of GB etched on the side of the unit, and you really do have to look to find it. But apart from the etch GB size the looks are all identical.
This drive, as with the others, are about 60mm long 21 mm wide and 10mm thick.. when closed there looks like the centre of the unit is indented, but this indent is where the lid of the connector slides over, revealing the connector, this slider lid being a mere 30mm long.
At the other end of the connector there is a little indent, with a piece of plastic going across the centre which is designed to accommodate a key ring so you can attach this to a bunch of keys.
The connector sits inside the unit which means that it is protected from the elements which means that it should last a bit longer.
It can run on most systems as long as they are running Window Vista and above, or even running on Mac OS v.10.6 and even Linux v.2.6 too.
All you need to run this is a spare USB port... that's it, you don't even need to search for drivers as this one does it all for you.
The speeds are great. A lot faster than your USB 2.0.
For example a file of 1GB was sent to it in 69 seconds, with it taking 45 seconds on the way back... The speeds of this USB 3.0 version leave the 2.0 ones well behind
You do need a USB 3.0 slot on your PC other wise this works the same speeds as a 2.0.
It's a great look into the future of flash drive storage, being a lot faster than the old 2.0.
As for the cost. You can buy this for the same price as a 2.0 one. This one sells for about £4, with the other sizes ranging from £6 for a 16GB version and fifteen for a cracking 64GB
In all, if you have a USB 3.0 on your PC then this is the way to go if you don't have the time to sit and wait for your files to get from A to B