thumb drives

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bluespider, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. bluespider macrumors 6502

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  3. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    Haven't used one for almost two years, thanks to Dropbox and Copy.com.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Keep one on my keychain all the time. Use it for taking RAW photo images to work etc.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    I still use them on occasion. Usually to give files to someone else.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Used one an hour ago to create a bootable Mavericks disc.
     
  7. mwa Suspended

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    I spent $70 on one of those slider titanium Sandisk ones they used to make.. it's only half a gig but I've rarely had any need for anything larger than that.

    Thing's been throughout he wash, in the dryer, dropped in the mud, run over.. still works great.

    Mostly I've used it for dragging valuable files to work, when I worked away from home
     
  8. Seniordan macrumors regular

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    I use one to watch downloaded movies/tv shows on my xbox.
     
  9. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    I have one that's a wristband that I keep on my purse's strap to take my stuff back and forth from school. Was a gift.
     
  10. needfx macrumors 68040

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    other than having access to (limited) storage anytime, thumbs are great to always have your software profiles with you. keeps you efficient on any machine you might work on.
     
  11. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Love thumbdrives; fast and simple way to transfer files between the variety of rapidly aging technology I own. :p
     
  12. boss.king macrumors 68040

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    I use them quite often for transferring music.
     
  13. firedept macrumors 603

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    Use them all the time to leave job files with printers or transfer files around. Small and convenient. Better than cd and reusable. Own several.
     
  14. MyMac1976 macrumors 6502

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    I keep a nice 16GB aluminum one on my keychain. It have whatever OS X is current, Arch, and 6GB worth of misc. admin type stuff. I also use DVD's some so I'm obviously a bit old school.
     
  15. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    I have collected several of them from over the years. Now I mostly use just a couple for making OS X installers. I've got 10.7.5 and 10.8.5 on a 16GB one and Mavericks on an 8GB one.
     
  16. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Picked up a USB 3.0 16gb one at Microcenter for 10.99

    Use it for random things. Mostly to watch downloaded shows on my TV via the PS3
     

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