MacBook Compatiable USB Thumbdrive

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  1. YoNeX macrumors regular

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    I was wondering if anyone had any experience with USB Thumbdrives that aren't too big when plugged into my MacBook, so I can use the other USB port (usually plugging my iPod or other USB storage devices).
     
  2. ChickenSwartz macrumors 6502a

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    Lexar JumpDrive Sports are pretty slim. Plus they have a great cap that fits on your keys. I have a 1gig, it is great.
     
  3. ozontheroad macrumors 6502

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    The Kingston Data Traveler.

    Its small enough that it doesn't block the other USB ports.
     
  4. deathjux macrumors newbie

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    You could always get a short USB extension cable from the Interwebs or your local computer parts store. That way you could buy whichever drive was the biggest for the cheapest and not worry about blocking the other port.
     
  5. iBS23 macrumors member

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    The Sandisk Cruzer Micro is about as slim as they come . . . I've had good luck with mine.
     
  6. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Work has moved us to these USB drives - but the Secure Privacy version...
    anyone ever got it working on a Mac?
    the password app is a .exe file and the drive only shows in Finder as a disc not a drive.
     
  7. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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    I've got a Sandisk cruzer with the U3 software; on first time you put it in, you'll see two drives will appear; one will appear as a cd, the other as a disk; the best way to avoid this is download the uninstall software which will complete blank/remove those extra bits - the only downside is that you'll need to run the application under Windows.
     
  8. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Only the disc appeared...
    at work on the PeeCee the DTSP disc appears and then by clicking on the exe file it allows you to insert your password which then mounts the drive.

    First time I have tried it on my Mac only the disc came up...

    work's SOE requires secure USB drives - which is why they have mandated this Kingston drive.
    Any work around / Mac OS X app to allow access?
     
  9. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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    You could manually use something like PGPDisk if you want, which is available for Mac OS X and Windows - but require you to install the software.
     
  10. BigPrince macrumors 68020

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    I think all flash drives are at least compatible, just not any software that may come with it.

    I enjoy the Sony Micro vaults.
     
  11. eman macrumors 6502a

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    I use a Sandisk Cruzer and Tiger and Leopard recognize the USB drive immediately and it works great. Windows machine sometimes have problems seeing this drive.
     
  12. mlcolorado macrumors newbie

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    Almost all USB Flash drives you will purchase these days will be small enough. The only thing you want to avoid is a USB portable hard drive, which may block other ports.
     
  13. Uoila macrumors member

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