Re: OT: When is a blessing not a blessing?
- From: "hemyd" <myd!!!hen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 13:21:35 +1100
"Tiger Lily" <me@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On 1/2/2012 10:09 AM, Wes Groleau wrote:I "lashed out" about a year ago and bought a 120GB Kingston Drive to use for
On 01-02-2012 02:24, Tiger Lily wrote:
On 12/31/2011 11:22 PM, Budd Cochran wrote:
Thumb drives, Kate. Huge storage ... and twenty plus fit in a pocket,
can be password protected.
Which reminds me ... gotta go get another one. . . . . . .
thumb drives are 'limited use' items
write them ?? 3 ?? 4 times and they ..... fry themselves
Must be the brand you are using. I have had several over the past few
years. The only one that has ever given me any trouble is one that came
as in integral part of a cheesy Microsoft advertising gimmick. (And that
one still works, just not reliably.)
But I no longer endorse them, because now, you can buy a hard drive that
fits in a pocket and is powered by the USB port you plug it into.
I have to go out in the white stuff today to return one. $89 US for 500
GB with a three-year warranty. I could buy a much smaller one for less,
and void the warranty by opening it up and putting in an 80GB SSD that I
have sitting around idle. An SSD has no moving parts, so it is (1)
almost certain to still work if you drive off with it lying on the roof
of your car* and (2) is _much_ faster than a hard drive (it's basically
the same technology as a thumb drive).
*which, since it fits in your pocket, is not likely to happen
I think the problem i'm having with the thumb drives is.... teenlet has
access to them LOL
i really am looking forward to the cost of SSD's dropping enough to make
them affordable (for me)
teenlet is now taking the HD's out of notebooks and putting them into a
case for use as an external HD...... they are slightly bigger than a small
wallet, very nice! :D
my OS. After a few months I started getting random freezes and BSODs. Event
Viewer reported read/write errors. I rang Kingston support and they
suggested I use a freeware disk checker. That flagged as one sector being
faulty. I returned the drive to the shop I bought it from, showed them my
test report and communication with Kingston. The drive was exchanged
instantly. The new drive has so far been OK. The SSD has increased speed a
lot - has given my 6yo computer a new lease of life.
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