Apple Keyboard Compatible Flash Drive

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by afd, Dec 14, 2006.

  1. afd macrumors 6502a

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    Hi does anyone know of a USB Flash Drive that will work with a mac keyboard. I have an old 128MB crucial one that does and I know the old shuffle does but I am looking for a cheap large capacity one that the keyboard has the power to supply.

    Thanks

    Alan
     
  2. davegoody macrumors 6502

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    Depends on what machine you are using the keyboard with !

    If you are using your keyboard with a Laptop (PB/iBook/MB/MBP) then you may find more problems than if you are using a desktop machine. The Laptop USB ports are less capable of driving high-current devices than the desktop ones. I use a 4Gb Unbranded stick on my 17" G4 PB, it works fine on the USB port, but won't work on the KB USB port. Using the same Keyboard on my iMac, it works fine.

    Good luck
     
  3. afd thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the reply, I want to use it with a 12" G4 PB (no external keyboard), a g3 iMacDV and a G5 iMac both with the apple keyboard that came with it.
    Where did you get your unbranded drive? If that works with an iMacs keyboard that would do for me.


    Thanks

    Alan
     
  4. davegoody macrumors 6502

    davegoody

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    No problem !

    Got the USB stick on Ebay, if I can find the buyer details I will private message you with them later.

    Regards
     

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