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USB Thumb Drive Prices Dropping
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babbs


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PostPosted: Wed 01 Mar 2006, 22:33    Post_subject:  USB Thumb Drive Prices Dropping  

Ok, two things up front... I know I overstated the obvious in the subject, and I'm not intending this to be considered spam. (I have never ordered from these guys, but I've heard pretty good things about them. I must also point out that I have no connections or financial interest in this company.)

I was following the links in the "Puppy OEM computer?" thread ( http://www.murga.org/~puppy/viewtopic.php?t=5659 ), and I happened to stumble on USB thumb drives at TigerDirect.com. What really caught my eye was the price of 1GB drives and the low prices they had for 4GB drives.

I don't know how these prices compare to other online distributers, but these prices are lower than any I've seen in my local area. (I don't know what their shipping fees are.)

4GB SanDisk Cruzer Mini (US$159.99): http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1225196&sku=S153-3026
USB Page: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/category_tlc.asp?CatId=379

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PostPosted: Thu 02 Mar 2006, 02:01    Post_subject: Free USB  

MS will send you one (probably 32 meg) for free
http://www.microsoft.com//windowsxp/mysterysolved/corp/default.mspx

soon they will come in cornflake packets with OS loaded
Which OS - oh one of the small ones DSL or Puppy I should imagine . . .

Cool

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rwilliams

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Mar 2006, 16:52    Post_subject: USB Flash drive prices and bootability  

In Feb 2006 I got a Sandisk Cruzer Mini 1.0 GB at Costco for $49. I think I saw somewhere here that this model is supposed to be able to boot Puppy. I have not tried because I have not yet learned how, but I would love to be able to boot my puppy 105 from my Sandisk Cruzer as well as store my pup data file there ON ONE SMALL SOLID STATE DEVICE. For me that would be the ultimate advance. NO HARD DISKS AND NO CD OR DVD NECESSARY! FANTASTIC!
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billstclair

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PostPosted: Sun 05 Mar 2006, 19:16    Post_subject:  

I received on Friday a 1 gig Memorex Travel Drive, which I purchased from buy.com for $50 (free shipping) with a $20 rebate from Memorex (which I'll mail soon). It boots the Puppy 2.0 alpha (though slowly) from an installation created by the new universal installer. Haven't tried 1.0.8 on it yet.

This was a special offer, which may have expired by now.
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PostPosted: Mon 06 Mar 2006, 01:32    Post_subject: Re: USB Flash drive prices and bootability  

rwilliams wrote:
In Feb 2006 I got a Sandisk Cruzer Mini 1.0 GB at Costco for $49. I think I saw somewhere here that this model is supposed to be able to boot Puppy. I have not tried because I have not yet learned how, but I would love to be able to boot my puppy 105 from my Sandisk Cruzer as well as store my pup data file there ON ONE SMALL SOLID STATE DEVICE. For me that would be the ultimate advance. NO HARD DISKS AND NO CD OR DVD NECESSARY! FANTASTIC!


I have one of these, and its presently configured to boot Puppy 1.0.7 (previously with 1.0.5-Chubby and 1.0.6). Very Happy
Initially, some people were having problems with the SanDisk Mini line, but I think those issues have been overcome.

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