Hmm... USB drives are pretty popular today. Mikhailtech checks
out the TX50 64MB USB Drive...
One thing that I really respect (because it's so uncommon nowadays)
is the honest marketing on the package. Unlike some drives stating outrageous
numbers in megabits, a term that is synonymous with megabytes to the average
user, IDO claims 1000k/s for read and 920k/s for write, which is in the range
that most USB1.1 drives fall under (USB2.0 parts are a rarity, but available
nonetheless). Any Microsoft OS past Win98 as well as MAC OS9.0 and Linux 2.4
doesn't require drivers, making this a plug and play disk, one of biggest reasons
for the device's success.
Then OCAddiction looks
at the Firefly USBee Flash drive.
The prices of USB flash drives are relatively low nowadays.
For users who need a method of transferring files between computers besides
using the internet or CD-Rs, flash drives are a very attractive and practical
solution. They can also be "cool" to show off to computer illiterate
coworkers who have never seen such things before. For whatever reason you think
you might need one of these drives, they are cheap now and probably will continue
to get cheaper to some degree as flash memory prices fall.