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Windows 7: 16Gb flash drive

19 Jan 2011   #11
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sounds like a good plan for what you want to accomplish. I do the same thing, but use 2 external hard drives.

I just keep a dock like this: Newegg.com - Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5” & 3.5” USB 2.0 & eSATA

I keep the hard drives just bare and rather than use a safe deposit box, I keep them with me at work. This way my copies of my data are always offsite, it case house burns down or otherwise.
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19 Jan 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Sounds like a good plan for what you want to accomplish. I do the same thing, but use 2 external hard drives.

I just keep a dock like this: Newegg.com - Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5 & 3.5 USB 2.0 & eSATA

I keep the hard drives just bare and rather than use a safe deposit box, I keep them with me at work. This way my copies of my data are always offsite, it case house burns down or otherwise.
That looks like a good docking station. Does it come with an eSata cable? In the Newegg comments people were complaing about the noise of the power unit. Did you notice that too. Other people complained that the MIR is not honored - but there is no MIR at this time anyhow.
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19 Jan 2011   #13
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Sounds like a good plan for what you want to accomplish. I do the same thing, but use 2 external hard drives.

I just keep a dock like this: Newegg.com - Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station 2.5 & 3.5 USB 2.0 & eSATA

I keep the hard drives just bare and rather than use a safe deposit box, I keep them with me at work. This way my copies of my data are always offsite, it case house burns down or otherwise.
That looks like a good docking station. Does it come with an eSata cable? In the Newegg comments people were complaing about the noise of the power unit. Did you notice that too. Other people complained that the MIR is not honored - but there is no MIR at this time anyhow.
Yes, it comes with an eSATA cable. The unit itself makes no noise, it's the drive itself which makes the noise. Obviously a loud hard drive, will make for a loud external drive this way.

Not sure on the rebate....I didn't get a rebate offer with mine. I bought 1 for work and 1 for home at $33.99 and am extremely pleased with them. I've actually moved my home unit over to my DVR...so will likely buy another dock for my PC.
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19 Jan 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Thanks for the answer. I wonder what this guy was hearing.

Quote:
Cons: AC adapter emits a high frequency noise and will ANNOY you to the point of unplugging it from a power strip. Not even the on/off button on dock alleviates this constant irritating sound
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19 Jan 2011   #15
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for the answer. I wonder what this guy was hearing.

Quote:
Cons: AC adapter emits a high frequency noise and will ANNOY you to the point of unplugging it from a power strip. Not even the on/off button on dock alleviates this constant irritating sound

Who knows. I have 2 of these devices and get none of that. My AC Adapter is absolutely silent with or without the device powered on. I usually disregard a single person who says something odd about a product at NewEgg. It's only when the masses say, "watch out, it doesn't come with anything it says it does".

It's like hard drives. Almost every HD you look up, you will see people saying, "oh, I bought 4 of these and 2 were DoA". I've probably bought 30+ hard drives at NewEgg over the years. Some Western Digital, some Seagate, some Samsung, some Hitachi....and I've never had a single DoA drive from any of them. I simply have no idea what people do with their products which cause them so much grief.
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19 Jan 2011   #16
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Thanks for the answer. I wonder what this guy was hearing.

Quote:
Cons: AC adapter emits a high frequency noise and will ANNOY you to the point of unplugging it from a power strip. Not even the on/off button on dock alleviates this constant irritating sound

Who knows. I have 2 of these devices and get none of that. My AC Adapter is absolutely silent with or without the device powered on. I usually disregard a single person who says something odd about a product at NewEgg. It's only when the masses say, "watch out, it doesn't come with anything it says it does".

It's like hard drives. Almost every HD you look up, you will see people saying, "oh, I bought 4 of these and 2 were DoA". I've probably bought 30+ hard drives at NewEgg over the years. Some Western Digital, some Seagate, some Samsung, some Hitachi....and I've never had a single DoA drive from any of them. I simply have no idea what people do with their products which cause them so much grief.
Yeah, you are right. They say that about external hard drives too. I have about a dozen of externals 2.5" and 3.5" of all different makes - even Fujitzu and Hitachi plus ths usual. None ever broke - knock on wood.
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19 Jan 2011   #17
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

I don't need anything, or want anything, too complicated. So for now, the two flash drives will work for off-site storage. Thanks, all, for the reassurances.

My actual need is about 9 Gb, so I figure two 16s will allow some time for me to expand my needs, but not too quickly. By then, perhaps I'll buy two 32GB or 64GB flash drives! Heck, it was only five or six years ago or so when I bought a 1.0 Gb Sandisk Cruzer and thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! I still have it, even though I don't use it much. And back then, it cost me $50!
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19 Jan 2011   #18
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gogreen View Post
I don't need anything, or want anything, too complicated. So for now, the two flash drives will work for off-site storage. Thanks, all, for the reassurances.

My actual need is about 9 Gb, so I figure two 16s will allow some time for me to expand my needs, but not too quickly. By then, perhaps I'll buy two 32GB or 64GB flash drives! Heck, it was only five or six years ago or so when I bought a 1.0 Gb Sandisk Cruzer and thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread! I still have it, even though I don't use it much. And back then, it cost me $50!
Yeah, it is amazing how the prices of those drives dropped. I paid $15.95 for my 16GBs.

By the time you need more space, you will probably go with USB3.
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19 Jan 2011   #19
Master41

Win7 x64
 
 

I've been using a 32GB Corsair for a couple of years now and love it!
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20 Jan 2011   #20
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Yeah, USB 3.0--I forgot about that! And I can see a 32 Gb flash drive in my future, too.
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