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Can Anybody Recomend a Good High Capacity Flash Drive?


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#1 Bad-People

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 03:54 AM

I use mostly sandisk flash drives but I've never used one that was more than 32GB. I have about 75GB of files (Mostly Videos and Books, some of which I can't find online anymore) I'd like to back up and I'd like a good reliable brand, preferably cheap. I've seen some 128GB and 300+GB dives out there but the prices vary wildly which gets me suspicious.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 04:31 AM

Try this one from Samsung (128GB USB3.0) if it's not expensive for you:

 

https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-128GB-Flash-MUF-128BA-AM/dp/B017DH3NOW/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_img_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=AFAQVPXF1PC4G02NTN9H

 

(Before this purchase, I did buy a Transcend JetFlash 64GB. Unfortunately it was dead on arrival.)


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Posted 02 June 2016 - 07:20 PM

I can afford a more expensive one, but I'd prefer not spending too much.



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Posted 02 June 2016 - 08:00 PM

I would avoid cheap high capacity drives you find on ebay. Those are usually counterfeit. 

 

You may want to save a little more and purchase a 1TB portable external with USB 3.0. Those run around $55.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 02:31 AM

Does that external hard drive require any special considerations or does it just work like a big flash drive?



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 03:19 AM

It only depends on the size of your pocket. :)

 

(No need to worry about it. It's just like a flash drive with more storage space.)

 

Recently I bought this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Black-Passport-Ultra-Portable-External/dp/B00W8XXRPM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1464942261&sr=8-1&keywords=wd+my+passport

 

But I didn't try it out yet.


Edited by devilus, 03 June 2016 - 03:27 AM.

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Posted 03 June 2016 - 04:37 AM

Yeah, 1000GB for 60 bucks seems like a hell of a deal. I'm gonna look to see if they're sold locally cause buying online is kinda a hassle sometimes.



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Posted 03 June 2016 - 06:39 AM

Available at Best Buy currently on sale. 

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-my-passport-ultra-1tb-external-usb-3-0-2-0-portable-hard-drive-classic-black/7869174.p?id=1219685573384&skuId=7869174



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 06:13 PM

Okay. I Got a My Passport Ultra and got everything backed up. Don't think it was a 3.0 version so it took a while but everything looks good. Thanks.



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Posted 04 June 2016 - 08:33 PM

The computer needs to have USB 3.0 ports, usually marked blue in order to get the required speed. You can tell if your Passport is USB 3.0 by looking at the cable. It has a long and short connector.

 

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Edited by JohnC_21, 04 June 2016 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 04 June 2016 - 11:06 PM

The laptop I use is 3.0, says so right there on the sticker by the mousepad. That and I've used 3.0 flashdrives with it before. Yeah the cable, turns out, was 3.0, the tag on the cable is literally the only thing that said so though. (It was nowhere on the box or anywhere one could read it before buying)



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Posted 05 June 2016 - 05:36 PM

According to WD all 'My Passport ultra' models are USB 3 and the two I have sitting on the desk in front of me both use a cable described as 'USB 3 to Micro B'. This is the connector that looks like two Micro USB plugs joined together at the end that connects to the drive.

 

And to get USB 3 performance the whole connection chain must be USB 3, so you need to use the USB 3 socket on the laptop, which as JohnC said normally has a blue spacer in the socket. USB 2 sockets normally have a black spacer.

 

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Posted 06 June 2016 - 03:27 AM

Nobody would happen to know a way to turn the light off on it would you? I blinks on and off almost constantly and it's sort of annoying, especially when I have my room lights off. I suppose I could put a sticker over it at any rate.



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Posted 06 June 2016 - 08:49 AM

No way to turn the LED off you will need to cover it with something like a Postit.






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