688 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2011 6:08 PM by Jack_V
To move very small amounts of data from one location to another, I have had success with a SanDisk Cruzer Micro 16 GB USB 2.0 flash drive:
You may want to compare the price per GB between a 16 GB USB flash drive and, for example, an OWC Mercury On-The-Go Pro portable external drive:
I picked up a HP v125w 16GB flash drive as a means to portable backup of my files...
The following may repeat something you already know, but it is posted to help other readers:
Do not rely on a 16 GB flash drive as the only backup of one's files and operating system.
If you dont require a thumb drive, I have been using the Seagate GoFlex for some months now.
Most of the GoFlex drives are bus-powered, and have an upgradable controller (swap out a USB 2.0 for a 3.0 or FW800). I have had no issues with sleep or unavailability, and there also is a Pro version with a 7200 RPM drive, that mixed with FW800 is a nice transfer rate.
They are small-form factor drives, easily pocketable. I have a 500GB atm, formatted to exFat - I use it to transfer my work from office (PC) to home (Mac) daily.