WOT USB Flash Drive

JJKizak wrote on 4/13/2016, 8:33 AM
I seem to be losing my grasp of modern reality when I purchased a USB 64Gig flash drive and installed it with my fingers visibly obliterating the view of the drive and formatted it in Windows 7 which also installed it automatically. This teeny-weeny little dingus contains 58 gigs of stuff which dwarfs the huge 2 gig drive ($600.00) that I got in my original Gateway 3000 dollar machine.
JJK

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VMP wrote on 4/13/2016, 9:31 AM
Wait untill you use the crysal/glass micro storage devices:

Hitachi Quartz Glass Memory Lasts Forever
http://www.technovelgy.com/ct/Science-Fiction-News.asp?NewsNum=3760

Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever
http://inhabitat.com/revolutionary-superman-memory-crystals-can-store-data-virtually-forever/


5D glass discs can store data for as long as the universe has existed
http://inhabitat.com/5d-glass-discs-can-store-data-for-as-long-as-the-universe-has-existed/


And this little flash drive has1 TB capacity: http://www.kingston.com/us/memory/search/?partid=DTHXP30/1TB


VMP

riredale wrote on 4/13/2016, 9:47 AM
I got my "Twilight Zone" impression when I installed a 32GB microSD chip in my smartphone a couple of years back. As small as my little fingernail and yet far from state-of-the-art.
john_dennis wrote on 4/13/2016, 9:47 AM
I bought this 32GB unit at Frys the other day because it was shiny and I can still spend $9.00 on a whim.

I get a lot of whims.

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Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
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JJKizak wrote on 4/13/2016, 11:01 AM
Wow. 360 terabytes per disc.
JJK
VMP wrote on 4/13/2016, 11:32 AM
:-D that is something ain't it!
and thermal stability up to 1000°C and a practically unlimited lifetime.

Here is a new one from Feb 2016:

Eternal 5D data storage could record the history of humankind
http://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2016/02/5d-data-storage-update.page


VMP

Geoff_Wood wrote on 4/14/2016, 2:20 AM
So tiny - and such an easy way to lose a huge bunch of data.

"Ooops, I just inhaled my last month's work !

geoff
Larry Clifford wrote on 4/14/2016, 5:38 AM
Wow, 1 TB USB flash drive. Wow, on sale for $813. Regular price $1,300.

Now for something more practical. Does anyone have a suggestion for a reliable USB flash drive that has a physical read/write switch? It would prevent a virus infecting it when set to "read only". This might be practical when plugged into an unknown PC to copy files to someone's hard drive.

Thank you.