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Old 05-23-2012, 06:14 AM
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What size USB drive is recommended ?

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Old 05-23-2012, 07:50 AM
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Smile USB Flash Drive Size Recommendation

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What size USB drive is recommended ?

Al in Fishkill
That will really depend on the size and number of pictures you end up storing on it.

The program itself, including the default database and all installation files for all operating systems, takes up about 83 MB on the flash drive. I use a 2 GB Flash Drive for a database of over 150 items with no problems but I do not have a lot of pictures for each item. I distribute it on a 2 GB flash drive and have not heard of anyone needing a larger drive.

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Old 05-29-2012, 03:10 PM
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32 GB flash drives can be purchased for $25. I would go bigger and back it up on a portable hard drive. Flash drives can be easily lost.
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:43 PM
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Flash drives can be easily lost.
Hmm, that's an interesting comment. I have yet to lose one - especially one with important data on it.



Anyway, you can get them with lanyards that make it even harder to lose one.



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Old 05-29-2012, 06:00 PM
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Im one of the original horrible music thieves from the mid 90s when Napster was up and running, i grabbed nearly 4k of my fav. songs, they are on thumb drives now for convience, i was also one of the 1st people to get banned from Napster, my then teenage son got us busted for downloading snnop dog music,, he was the 1st so called artist to sue over the peer to peer music sites,,
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:53 PM
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Good rule of thumb is to shop around (e.g., on Amazon) and when you find one you can afford with the most memory, buy the next one up (if not two up). Like ammo, you can never have too much memory. Also, most file sizes are only going up.
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:39 AM
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I have lost a dozen of those things. I use them constantly transfering data from one instrument to my desktop. Presentations made at home brought to work. Taking data home to analyze at my leisure. I have several of them. They are small and get lost.

Backup your data on a portable 500 GB or terabyte hard drive and keep it in the gun safe. Easy enough. Your computer will crash and you will lose tiny flash drives. I can't go around 24/7 with a lanyard around my neck.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:58 PM
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Exclamation By all means backup!

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Backup your data on a portable 500 GB or terabyte hard drive and keep it in the gun safe. Easy enough. Your computer will crash and you will lose tiny flash drives. I can't go around 24/7 with a lanyard around my neck.
Don't get me wrong. By all means backup! USB flash drives can also be damaged if not removed properly.

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