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Last month we announced the availability of a unique iPhone 4/4S case that included a 4, 8 or 16 GB USB flash drive as part of the design. The idea behind the case, formally called the ego Hybrid Series USB Case, is that you'll always have a USB drive at your fingertips wherever you have your i...

August 13th 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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If diminutive USB-friendly storage is a hobby of yours, SanDisk is looking to add to your collection. The company has announced its USB 3.0-weilding Extreme flash drive and added a handful of new siblings to the Cruzer line. First, the Extreme accessory touts transfer speeds of up to 190MB/s while...

June 19th 2012 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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It seems like just yesterday that Tosh outed its original TransMemory lineup... ah, who are we kidding? 2007 was about a century ago. Flashbacks aside, Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) has announced that it'll be demonstrating the new TransMemory-EX series of USB flash memory products...

January 9th 2012 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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PC users have been using Windows Defender to free themselves from the bane of viruses, malware and spyware for quite a while, but until now, you've needed Microsoft's OS running for it to do its work. That changes with a new beta, which creates bootable CDs or USB sticks that can run the utility....

December 9th 2011 at 1:56pm 0 Comments
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Every time we get a free USB key, we wince at the memory of spending $70 on a measly four gigs back in '06. That's why a company like Kingston has to up its game with kit like the new Data Traveler HyperX 3.0. Far from your average thumb drive, this little monster is powered by the same HyperX...

November 18th 2011 at 7:19pm 0 Comments
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The overwhelming majority of USB flash drives you buy are going to come in one of two formats: FAT32 or NTFS. The first format, FAT32, is fully compatible with Mac OS X, though with some drawbacks that we'll discuss later. If the drive comes formatted in NTFS, which is the default file system f...

September 19th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Lion's recovery partition is a wonderful idea, but doesn't really help out if your hard drive fails. That's why yesterday's announcement of the Recovery Disk Assistant from Apple was welcome news to a lot of people who were trying to figure out how they could easily create a recovery disk on exte...

August 9th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments