Dumb question regarding USB Flash Drive and Intel

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by M. Malone, Feb 5, 2006.

  1. M. Malone macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    I'm really not sure whether or not this is a dumb question, but here goes...

    I wanna order a 2 gig Sandisk USB Flash Drive, I have a 256MB one which works nicely with Mac OS X and Windows, now if I get the 2 gig drive, would it work ok with an intel mac that i'll get later on? or do I have to wait for San Disk to make one with "universal" software built in? or is USB technology pretty standard whether PPC or intel?

  2. sw1tcher macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2004
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    Yes, it will work OK. I bought a standard 512mb flash drive as a small gift for my friend to use with her new 17" Intel iMac and the college machines.

    No probs whatsoever.
  4. eXan macrumors 601


    Jan 10, 2005
  5. FongMan macrumors regular


    Feb 4, 2006
    I remember somebody telling me that the Flashdrive uses a FAT system which is recognized by Mac as well. If i'm wrong someone please tell me but i think that's it.
  6. M. Malone thread starter macrumors 6502a

    M. Malone

    Mar 11, 2004
    thanks, I appreciate all your help, I just ordered my large USB flash drive :D

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