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  • Managing Maxed Out USB Thumb Drives???

    What do you do when one of your "memory sticks" or thumb drives almost maxes out in terms of space use?

    Just get another one and carry two around?

    These things are so small that they would seem to be easy to lose or hard to keep track of. Do you keep or store a repositiry of "old" used USB thumb drives just like you would old floppy discs in the old days?

    Any thoughts, tips or ideas on this issue would be welcomed. Thanks!

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    No one I know has old memory sticks stored like floppys. That is not really what they where intended to be used for. Everyone I know who is storing old data has it burned to CDs.

    I got my memory stick when my friend bought a new larger capacity one and gave me his old one.

    If you are looking to archive important data that you will not edit, like emails and photos, burn it to CDs.

    If you have lots of files you access frequently from different computers, you can get a USB external hard drive. Works the same as a memory stick, just much more storage.

    Or just get more memory sticks.

    But you are right. They are easy to get lost in a stack of stuff. Get a glasses case to keep them in if you get a few and can't keep track of them. A glasses case is large enough to find in a pile of stuff.
    Last edited by tim99; 01-03-2006, 09:45 AM.

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    • #3
      Depends on what you need

      Originally posted by Rogaine Warrior
      What do you do when one of your "memory sticks" or thumb drives almost maxes out in terms of space use?
      Assuming you need portability:
      Get a big thumbdrive. You will always need more, not less, so be generous. Give away those old small ones, or keep them in your desk for single-purpose use, e.g. presentations, or as loaners (erase them first). If you need at least a gigabyte, consider an ipod nano. If you need more than 2 gigabytes, consider a hard-drive based ipod. If you need more than 30 gigabytes, consider a small portable hard drive and rethink what you are doing.

      Originally posted by Rogaine Warrior
      Just get another one and carry two around?
      Carrying two thumb drives is like carrying two watches: you never quite know where your data is or what time it is.

      Originally posted by Rogaine Warrior
      These things are so small that they would seem to be easy to lose or hard to keep track of. Do you keep or store a repositiry of "old" used USB thumb drives just like you would old floppy discs in the old days?
      Burning to CD or DVD is generally better. I have one friend who is a part-time professional photographer who backs up his raw images to an external hard drive which he stores in a safe-deposit box.
      Last edited by mcogilvie; 01-03-2006, 11:22 AM.

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