Buying USB Flash Drive - Need advice

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  1. Ultimate Z Fighter

    Ultimate Z Fighter New Member

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    Guys, I want to buy a USB Flash pen/thumb driver. I've got about rs.5000 to spend, must have good capacity and trasnfer speed. Im gonna use it put photoshop portable n other software.

    Please adive me the banrd, model n where to buy.

    Thanksss
     
  2. lorrainejames

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    The best I've found for your price range is Kingston Data Traveler (256 MB to 2 GB) at Shopping.com. PickyGuide also has some good advice. :)
     
  3. ~Phenom~

    ~Phenom~ The No.1 Stupid

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    ^^what r u saying man ???? he has 5000 rupees not 500
    @ultimate , why r u speding so much for a usb flash drive ???? u can get kingston 4 GB for less than 2000 rupees. That shall be more than enough for ya.
     
  4. Shasanka_Gogoi

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    5000 bucks!!!!!!!!!!!! Thats toooooooooooo much for a USB drive. U could easily get a 1GB for less than 800 and for around half of ur budget, I think u could easily get one with 4Gigs, If u are a Digit reader, go through this months issue, It will help.Thanks..............


    A little advise- If u really have 5000 to spare, I suggest u go for a 250 GB internal SATA Hard Disk from Seagate and invest in an external casing, both would be within ur budget. And with that u could have 250 GB's of external HDD space, Thats way above any USB drive...(Ur 250 GB will also be connected through the USB). Only cons is that , it will be a tad bigger but than its 250 GB's........................
     
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    YaH that's the best option if size doesn't matter for you...
    Else go for Transcend brand.
     
  6. ravi_9793

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    trancends(v30)...2 GB 700-800 bucks.but U have told that u need speed..than I will suggest trancend jetflsg160 and jet flsh168
     
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    Photoshop may work from a usb drive but it will be too slow since these usb drives are slow, better get a 80GB segate 2.5inch disk with a usb 2.0 casing &u will fly with photoshop, or if u can spare bit more than go usb/firewire combo, discussed here.
    http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=50729
     
  8. infra_red_dude

    infra_red_dude Wire muncher!

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    yeah u can get jetflash v30 4gb for ~1.6k. they shud be good enuf. but then loading photoshop from it mite take a hell lot of time. internal is internal! external usb cannot match that speed!
     
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    Quite true, but I use 7200 rpm portable disk with usb 2.0 & it works fine as normal disk.
     
  10. Kniwor

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    An external USB flash drive will be quite slow, but If u are gonna compromise a bit on portability, just get a 40Gb laptop 2.5" HDD, and get a good plastic casing for 1-1.2k, this will cost around 3.8k but will be a fast/good solution to use portable Photoshop.The read write speeds will be about 20mbps, enough for what u need.

    another way is suggested above, getting 250Gb sata and external casing, but it will be too bulky, and will need external power, quite irritating for an external drive.
     
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    infra_red_dude Wire muncher!

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    actually finding a 7200rpm 40gb laptop hdd is a tuff job!!! casing is fine.. u can get a good one for 500bucks... but still running apps alike openoffice portable is fine.. but surely not photoshop! eager to see the results of the original poster!
     
  12. ranjan2001

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    Not anymore.
    Its easily available here in delhi nehru place, both western digital & seagate.
    I bought the seagate 80gb for 6900/- plus extra casing.

    If u cant find 7200 rpm then atleast have 5400 rpm one, not slower than that, earlier I used that one with usb1.1 on my old system.
     
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    An internal 250GB SATA will be quite faster than any USB drives I suppose.
     
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    Are you referring to cases with fans?If yes then are they too bulky to be carried in pockets ? :confused:
     
  15. abhishek_del

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    man u can surely get external hard drive for that amount of money..but if u want usb drives...gigabyte is lightweight...small,handy,portability is more than kingston and transcend.....much more sleek than other brands.....id ont knwo abt speeds....but its costlier than the aboove two
     
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