Best USB Jump Drive?

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  1. deebee29 macrumors newbie

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    Hello,

    I use USB jump drives constantly for school, as I am a university student and am just wondering what the best one around is? It needs to be super reliable and would be great if it is fairly fast too.

    Thanks
     
  2. OpenLaszlo macrumors member

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    Honestly, most USB drives will perform the same. USB 2.0 is really the limiting factor on speed and most drives will read/write as fast as the connection allows. Just make sure you get one that doesn't have a cheap build quality (just go to an electronics store and hold a couple) and you should be golden.
     
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  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    have a google - this was the first result that came up!

    i vote for Kingston, or sandisk.
     
  5. TRAG macrumors 6502

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    +1

    SanDisk are reliable and last years. Only thing you have to do is decide on a size.
     
  6. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    i have a patriot usb drive and it is very fast. i can get speeds of up to 33MB/s when the usb spec normally calls for just about 28-30 MB/s. so its very fast. might i also suggest in investing ina drive that supports either firewire or eSata asboth are faster than USB. If you cna wait, get a USB3.0 flashdrive.
     
  7. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    dont be silly. USB can get 65MB+ in the practical world given the right circumstances. :)

    thats a pretty darn fast flash drive! thanks for that might have to grab it.
     
  8. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    just be sure to get the xporter XT. i believe that 8GB sells fro about 25 bux.
     
  9. roliath macrumors regular

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  10. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    sounds like a good one! i may invest in it :) thanks
     

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