Suggestion for 8gb plus flashdrives or equivalent

lancer

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Ok So every two weeks or so i send about 30gb's to a hosting company, right now we send it by ext hard drive, but they are suseptable to drive damage, so instead i was thinking of getting 3 8gb flashdrives, now they are a little small, but 8gb's would be possible.

Has anyone used an 8gb flash drive or something similar, and can give me advice?

I was thinking of using DVD's but they would just take too long to burn.
 

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I believe SanDisk just released 12 and 16GB flash memory, not certain on pricing though.

IMO however, neither technology is less succeptable (sp?) to failure than the other.
 

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not really true KC if you drop a thumb drive its far more likely to survive.

the 16gb's are like $500 not really an option when i need 9 of them
 

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Ah I was also confused, it was early and I was thinking SD Cards when you mentioned flash drives, my mistake.

I agree in the sense that thumb drives are more likely to survive than a hard drive, but the device should be properly packed anyways.
 

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In order of my preference-

3-4 DL DVD's (use rewriteables to save money, stack 3 drives and burn over night while you sleep.)

1-2 Blu-ray (at $699 for a burner and $13 for a blank, not a good deal yet)

If you're not already use a 2.5 inch 80 GB laptop drive. (more rugged than desktop, lighter, which means less risk of shock and vibration damage, just put it in a conductive plastic bag, slide it into a piece of hollowed out conductiive foam and box it) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16822144386

the flash drives mentioned above. Too pricey.

(4) 8-10 GB USB HDs. Just as pricey as flash at the same memory density, bad choice.

Wait 3 months Blu-ray will be $300, in 6 months it'll be $150-200
 

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thanks lee, i was looking at the sandisk firelites, they look pretty good and rugged.
 

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I have to say. Laptop drives would be your best solutions for larger storage. And at a great price. Those drives have been coming down in price for a while. You could even pop them in USB enclosures at $10 a pop or less.

I had an extra 40GB 2.5" laptop drive that I popped in a masscool enclosure for $5 + shipping. The thing is great!

The larger USB flash drives are just not affordable yet. But as we all know, they will come down in price.
 

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lancer, Lee posted a suggestion for the WD Passport drive. I have the 120GB version that I use for my business and it works extremely well. I also purchased the carrying case (which offers more protection).
 

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thanks aprox, but i need at least 16gbs 3 times, aka in either three different drives or one drive that has at least 50gbs, and i need three of those. sorry i cant be more specific with what i need, but i cant legally discuss what i do.

Madmatt i'll look at that drive sounds like a good solution.
 

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Oh ok, My misunderstanding. Good luck finding something that works then. I know a person myself that uses a laptop hard-drive in one of those third party USB external enclosures and it works great for him. Since Laptop hard-drives are less prone to damage from shock that might be just the ticket then?
 

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