Flash Drives

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Telp, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Telp macrumors 68040

    Telp

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    I have a 2gig SONY USB Flash Drive and i was wondering if there was anything really cool i could do with it besides just storing things? Not that that isn't enough, just curious, i wanna use it to its full extent. :D thx
     
  2. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Well, I heard that Vista uses unused flash drive space for RAM.

    I'm not sure if this is the case, but it sounds cool.
     
  3. Macbook1012 macrumors newbie

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    sometimes i find myself thinking the same thing... but i never have a answer.
     
  4. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes i have heard this as well, and a friend has stated it fact. He also said that it wasnt nearly as fast as real RAM, however, Vista can use all the extra RAM it can get. Thats what got me to thinking. :)
     
  5. CrzyCanuck72 macrumors 6502a

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    Portable Apps are pretty cool...they're self-contained versions of applications that you can install on USB keys. The best one is Portable Firefox; it keeps a full version of Firefox on your key, so you can have your own browser with all your own bookmarks and settings. There's also Portable VLC if you're using a computer with no media player software. They're pretty useful.
     
  6. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Where can i find these?
     
  7. JDN macrumors 6502a

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    Don't you need the weird U3 smart flash sticks to run portable apps?
     
  8. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I always keep the FULL version of FF on my flash drive.(I can't stand using IE at school, so I pop in the flash drive and load it from there)
    Good thing I have one :)
    http://portableapps.com/
     
  9. Telp thread starter macrumors 68040

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    So is there a difference between the full version and the portable version?
     
  10. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    I don't think so, just the portable version is smaller.
     
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  12. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    It doesn't but many of us have PC's, too.
     

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