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Seagate Backup Plus Slim External USB 3.0 2TB Hard Drive Review
OCZ Spyder 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review  - OCZ Spyder 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Review
Wed, September 24 2008 | 5:36PM | PermaLink Feedback?
“Some 9 years ago, I was introduced to the USB Flash drive; who at the time, coming in a rather excitable review from publication Maximum PC, was billed as a replacement for the floppy drive. Granted, the sticks of this time were slow, expensive, and tiny - with a paltry 32mb module weighing you down into the hundreds. Coming with this was a downright inconvenience - these drives worked natively - albeit only for operating systems past Windows 98SE; a little fact that made the drive horribly impractical for doing service on any systems that had even minor problems. But it showed promise; and that's probably what's important. Now, consider just how far these drives have evolved since then. Consider that an 8GB stick - more than enough to cart around everything a businessman, student, hell even a gamer and geek could need - retails for somewhere around $20. Just $20 in most parts of the world for an indispensable product, that holds all the data you could need, indefinitely to boot. Considering the factors of cost and capacity are cut out, convenience is right up there since 90% of systems ship with drivers natively, and speeds are usually enough for anyone, the question is begged - what's the point in reviewing a little stick like this one?“
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