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Do you still have a USB Stick?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Chemicalx, Mar 19, 2012.

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    This is both a discussion and a poll so feel free to vote or reply.

    A post by another member got me thinking about USB Flash sticks. You know those tiny devices you plug into a computer and hold about 5GB.

    I remember a few years ago in college everyone used them. All your work was saved on them and I owned a few which all had daily use. I don't even own one anymore and haven't used one in 2-3 years thanks to file hosts like the early days of Rapidshare and now cloud computing companies like dropbox, iCloud, Google Documents etc.

    So do you still own a USB stick but if you do is it lying in a drawer gathering dust? If you own one when was the last time you used it?
     
    Chemicalx, Mar 19, 2012 IP
  2. Zamfi

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    Yes i have a USB stick :D
     
    Zamfi, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    any replacement you think of, when no net available?
     
    williamsweb, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    Bohra Notable Member

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    USBS still are in trend atleast here in India people do use them a lot
     
    Bohra, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    USB sticks? do you mean pen drive? Of course i am using it.
     
    josefaryan, Mar 19, 2012 IP
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    I use USB stick all the time - I backup my work files on it.
     
    Shapeshifter777, Mar 20, 2012 IP
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    yes i have 2 flash drives 1 for software and 1 for my data
     
    heloraghu, Mar 20, 2012 IP
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    I have many of them! Probably 6.
     
    querk, Mar 20, 2012 IP
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    I still use them occasionally. Not as much as before but they still have their purpose.
     
    Econox, Mar 20, 2012 IP
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    I still have one. It's just an 8GB Kingston.
     
    ceekeigh, Mar 20, 2012 IP
  11. Kerosene

    Kerosene Alpha & Omega™ Staff

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    I got my first USB stick somewhere around 2000/2001 - 256MB for $199 (still works, and I still use it).
    The most recent USB stick I bought was a tiny Verbatim 4GB for $12.
    [​IMG]
     
    Kerosene, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    I also using the USB for data storage accordingly requirement.Mainly using this from 3 years...
     
    gurdeep1117, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    #13
    Yes i'm always use USB stick....
     
    James Luck Mayz, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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    I do still using USB stick, it's always in my bag, I got it handy. The first USB stick I got is when I were in highschool, a 256MB KingSton, white body and blue on the side.
    I used it for about a month and got replaced with a bit larger one, 1GB, Transcend, black. That 1 GB is still with my right now, thus it's been more or less 5 years and I didn't ever got corrupted even once. Thanks God! ehehe ...

    To topic starter,
    You mean you are not using any USB stick because your files are saved on online file hosting? Is that really smart? I just asking because for me having offline copy is handy and up for grab at the moment we need it.
     
    MrSS, Apr 17, 2012 IP
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    I have and use 4 usb sticks :D
     
    quix, Apr 20, 2012 IP
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    Irfi0009 Banned

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    yes i like it
     
    Irfi0009, Apr 29, 2012 IP
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    YES :D
    Cant live without it...
     
    Link-Building-Club, Apr 29, 2012 IP
  18. Kerosene

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    PS: Here's a simple tip to keep a tiny USB stick safe on your keychain... Heat shrink it.
    I keep the keys to the kingdom on my keychain USB stick... password database, license scans, phone numbers etc etc.
    [​IMG]
     
    Kerosene, Apr 29, 2012 IP
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    yeah i still use usb stick. specially in transferring big files.
     
    geekos, Apr 29, 2012 IP
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    Use it mostly for music. Copy my MP3s over and i'm ready to rock out on the road.
     
    Twinkie, May 1, 2012 IP