I need "the best" USB Thumbdrive...

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bmstrong, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. bmstrong macrumors 6502a

    May 30, 2007
    What do you guys recommend? I'm going to put my previous years tax records, along with a couple other scanned documents, on the drive. I need it to be waterproof, since I live in an area prone to flooding. And secure, obviously, the drive needs to be secure as well.

    Price is not a concern, I'm after "the best". What do you use? Any advice?
  2. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    You probably want to think about offsite backup in addition to a thumbdrive.

    Perhaps a safe that's rated for fire and water.

    About security, make an encrypted disk image.
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3


    Jun 3, 2006
    One Nation Under Gordon
    This is what I use for stuff I have to put on a USB key - but as others have said, a secure offsite backup is generally a better option. Unless it's your lambs in tutus porn fetish, in which case this is a nice solution.


    Edit: I have no idea whether it's OS X compatible, I'm sure they have it in the specs. I do everything of any consequence under Windows these days.
  4. WinkWink726 macrumors 6502


    Dec 29, 2008
    Pittsburgh Area, PA
  5. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    For archive of sensitive documents, an easily misplaced, often unlabeled, high relative initial cost USB key is in my opinion a poor option compared to a password protected archive of encrypted files on a CD or DVD in your safe.

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