A handy little USB drive to drive my files around
May 21, 2012
Review by Carrie Chance
Rated a Very Helpful Review
Pros:small, holds a lot, easy to use, plug n play
Cons:top sheath is tough, key ring breaks off, gets dirty fast
The Bottom Line: Gotta keep my files safe. So far the Dane-Elec 2 GB flash drive has been the most reliable.
I use flash drives for both work and home files. It's nice to be able to just plug it in to any computer and access the files I need especially when doing presentations, which aren't nicely housed on the internet. I also use them for back-up storage.
Recommend this product?
At work I need to be able to provide our staff with files electronically. One of the ways, besides e-mail I do so is by giving them a flash drive. This way they can save their own documents as needed and take the files wherever they go. I had previously used a pleomax flash drive which gave us inconsistent results. Upon ordering more, our IT guy bought the Dane-Elec cap less 2GB flash drives which have worked out nicely.
As for the actual function itself, the Dane-Elec Flash Drive, I've not had one fail on me yet. Having said that, the drive plugs in opposite of what you would think, I think this gets me just about every time as I'm used to the lettering being up when the drive is plugged in.
Though 2GB's of memory seems like a small number in comparison to some that are available now, it's really just about right for toting presentations or pictures around. This holds approximately 500 pictures (probably more), and is a great way to keep your most important documents handy.
The Dane-Elec flash drive is an oval capsule shaped USB drive.
The flash drive looks sharp as a white oval. Depending on the user though, these don't stay sharp looking for long. The rubbery coating on the outside is like a dirt magnet and can get pretty disgusting looking.
This particular flash drive does not have a cap to it. Instead of a cap the outer sheath slides back and forth to cover the USB port. It can be a bit tough to pull but once it's used a few times it gets better. We did have one that never loosened up making it unusable. There is a hole for a key ring on the end and this is generally helpful for pulling the top open - until it breaks off anyway. I've encountered several that have broken that way. The bottom is still open so there is still the possibility of debris getting up in the port.
I believe the pricing is somewhere around $5-6 each, which is worth it for being able to keep my files handy.
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