Recommend a good USB thumb drive that fits current model MBPs?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Errk!, Feb 10, 2011.

  1. Errk! macrumors 6502

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    I've got a current MBP and a 16GB Sandisk Cruzer Micro. It's great, except that it's too fat to fit in the USB port and leave room for any other devices to be plugged in because the stupid ports are so close together.

    Does anyone make a thinner USB thumb drive that allows room to use the other USB port? I need it in 16 GB or larger.
     
  2. skiltrip macrumors 68030

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    Get a little dongle ext. cable with a smaller end for your current stick.
     
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  4. axu539 macrumors 6502a

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    I use SuperTalent drives. I have a 16 Gb pico (super small) and a 32 GB USB 3.0 Express Duo (really fast usb 2 speeds).
     
  5. Fuzzy.Dunlop macrumors regular

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    Get a micro sd card with the key chain holder (or a standard SD card adaptor)
     
  6. easepease macrumors regular

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    get the tuff n tiny from verbATIM its the smallest ive seen and can be dropped in mud water you name it, hit it with a hammer and it will still work. People still dont believe its a thumb drive, they say its too small
     
  7. Errk! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Both of these look good but I can't tell...it's not so much that I need something small as much as it needs to not be wide. Really, it can't be wider than the actual USB port. Can you guys verify that's the case with these drives?

    Thanks for the suggestions.
     
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

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    They both go inside the USB port, so they are as wide as the USB port.
     
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  10. peapody macrumors 68040

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    lexar echo ze...fits and stays connected..and goes up to 32gb

    that and iamakey - just as wide as the usb slot...and thinner i guess.
     

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  11. trigonometry macrumors 6502

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    Has anybody tried the LaCie FastKey? And what is the maximum speed of USB 2?
     
  12. Hellhammer Moderator

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    About 35MB/s in real world
     
  13. Errk! thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I think we have a winner. Reviews on it are good too.

    Thanks.
     

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