News: Is That A USB Drive In Your Pocket Or…?

 I don’t have a link for this, but I’m amazed at how the price of USB thumb drives — those little sticks on a key ring — have fallen in price. Now in my local mall you can pick up one holding 256 megabytes for less than $60.
 
 
Given prices a year ago were not far off $1 per megabyte, and less than six months ago I paid that for a drive with half the capacity, that’s quite a drop. There are hundreds of manufacturers out there making them now, so I wouldn’t recommend any particular one. Don’t entrust the only copy of your data to one, but it’s great as a secondary backup you can carry around with you. They also make great gifts, and one or two people might still be impressed by them during lulls at parties.

12. September 2003 by jeremy
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