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.


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

Revolutionary “Superman” Memory Crystals Can Store Data Virtually Forever

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


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.

My main system:
Motherboard: Asus X99-AII
CPU: Intel i7-6850K
GPU: Sapphire Radeon RX480-8GB
RAM: Corsair Dominator (4 x 4 GB) DDR4 2400
Disk O/S & Programs: Intel SSD 750 (400 GB)
Disk Active Projects: 1TB & 2TB WD BLACK SN750 NVMe Internal PCI Express 3.0 x4 Solid State Drives
Disk Other: WD Ultrastar/Hitachi Hard Drives: WDBBUR0080BNC-WRSN, HGST HUH728080ALE600, 724040ALE640, HDS3020BLA642
Case: LIAN LI PC-90 Black Aluminum ATX Full Tower Case
CPU cooling: Corsair Hydro series H115i
Power supply: SeaSonic SS-750KM3 750W 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply
Drive Bay: Kingwin KF-256-BK 2.5" and 3.5" Trayless Hot Swap Rack with USB 3
Sound card: Crystal Sound 3 on motherboard. Recording done on another system.
Primary Monitor: Asus ProArt PA248q (24" 1920 x 1200)
O/S: Windows 10 Pro 22H2, Build 19045.2130

Camera: Sony RX10 Model IV


JJKizak wrote on 4/13/2016, 11:01 AM
Wow. 360 terabytes per disc.
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


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 !

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.