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Hi folks, I never used USB memory stick before. I'm going to purchase an USB memory stick and expect to receive some advice on its selection. Application:- - to install/run ...
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    Advice on USB memory stick


    Hi folks,

    I never used USB memory stick before.

    I'm going to purchase an USB memory stick and expect to receive some advice on its selection.

    Application:-
    - to install/run Linux, such as Damn Small Linux, Feather Linux, etc,
    - size of the application is about 50~80MB

    The PC used to run the stick may not have boot USB function. Please advise. TIA

    Should addition inform is need please inform me to furnish the same. Furthermore what are CF card and card reader? Do I need them?

    B.R.
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    Most any that you use with an up to date newer Linux distro should work without problems. Just plug it into a USB port, and it should get mounted and usable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis
    Should addition inform is need please inform me to furnish the same. Furthermore what are CF card and card reader? Do I need them?

    B.R.
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    USB thumb drives are different from Compact Flash card readers. A compact flash card is a device about the size of a dollar bill folded in half (an inch by and inch roughly) that is mostly used in devices like PDAs and some digital cameras. A reader for such a device usually connects via USB.

    USB thumb drives are what you're looking for in your situation. Most any will work with a Linux distribution that has a 2.6 kernel, including Mandriva and Fedora. Normally no extra configuration is needed, just plug it in and it will pop up on your desktop.
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    I've got a couple of the 512 MB SanDisk mini Cruzers, and a 1 GB Corsair Flash Voyager. They all work really well but the Corsair unit is really fast. It's got a weird shape to it, though, so I'm unable to plut two of them in at once, whereas I can plug the two SanDisk units into their slots at the same time.

    So, design and speed are something else to consider.

    Let us know what you get...

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    Hi folks,

    Tks for your advice.

    Now I understand
    USB Memory Stick=USB Flash Drive
    CF card=memory card
    Two different components. I need USB Flash Drive.

    For my application googling informed me to get a 256M size USB Flash Drive.

    Hi ozar,
    ...but the Corsair unit is really fast..
    Whether you meant following manufacturer;
    Code:
    Corsair Memory 256MB USB2.0 FLASH DRIVE
    Storage Type 	USB Flash Drive
    Interface 	USB 2.0
    Capacity 	256M
    Speed is important to my application.

    ...I'm unable to plut two of them in at once, whereas I can plug the two SanDisk units into their slots at the same time.
    Sorry I don't follow. Why plugging the Flash Drive into slots. What slots referred to?

    TIA

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    my usb thumb drives are the best thing i have ever got/been given.

    they are hell useful. too bad i cant find my 256mb one. my other one is 64mb. small, yet still useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satimis
    Hi folks,

    Tks for your advice.

    Now I understand
    USB Memory Stick=USB Flash Drive
    CF card=memory card
    Two different components. I need USB Flash Drive.

    For my application googling informed me to get a 256M size USB Flash Drive.

    Hi ozar,
    Whether you meant following manufacturer;
    Code:
    Corsair Memory 256MB USB2.0 FLASH DRIVE
    Storage Type 	USB Flash Drive
    Interface 	USB 2.0
    Capacity 	256M
    Speed is important to my application.

    Sorry I don't follow. Why plugging the Flash Drive into slots. What slots referred to?

    TIA

    B.R.
    satimis
    Hi, satimis

    Yes, Corsair makes a 256MB Flash Voyager, too, so if speed is important, you'll probably like that one. You can see what it looks like if you'll do an online search for Flash Voyager. The slots I referred to are the USB ports on your computer where you plug them in. I have some on the back of my box, and more on the front of the box. If you don't have any on your machine, you can purchase an inexpensive add-on card that will have them.

    HTH

    oz

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    Hi ozar,

    The slots I referred to are the USB ports on your computer where you plug them in.
    I see, tks. I have 2 on the motherboard and another 2 extensions also on the same board.

    satimis

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar
    Noted with tks.

    B.R.
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