USB Flash Drive suggestion, Questions about read write speeds

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  1. SamIchi macrumors 68030

    SamIchi

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    Hey guys,

    I need a new USB flash drive for my keychain, my current one has crapped out. I want something really tiny. Most of the small ones don't have great reviews, or don't seem rugged enough to be on my keychain.

    I did find this MicroSD card reader,
    http://www.amazon.com/ELAGO-Mobile-...?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1321033485&sr=1-16
    I was thinking of getting that and then getting a micro sd

    My question is whether or not that will be comparable to a regular usb flash drive. I found this table:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_memory_cards
    But I'm not sure how to read the read write speed. Higher the better right? Are those numbers right for the USB? USB is 1-40 while the MicroSD is 133/133? over 3 times faster?

    I probably dont' really need speed specific, but I would like to know.
     
  2. Demosthenes X macrumors 68000

    Demosthenes X

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    If it suits your needs, skip the USB drive and go with Dropbox. I haven't used a USB key since getting it.
     
  3. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

    Thetonyk123

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  4. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

    iJohnHenry

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    Then you wind-up finding lost ones under the couch cushions. ;)
     
  5. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Haha, thats why I have a couch covers, saves the time :D
     

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