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What size USB flash drives to get?

blinkangel44blinkangel44 Posts: 1,159Registered User Senior Member
edited August 2011 in College Life
I'm an incoming freshman, and I'm looking to buy one or two USB flash drives. I never used them in high school, but I'd really like to start. I'm undeclared but looking to major in International Affairs, so I'm thinking I'll just have Word documents to store on them (potentially some PowerPoints?).

Anything else that I might want to use them for?

What size should I get? Should I get two with different sizes?

I already have a whole external hard drive for my iTunes library.
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Replies to: What size USB flash drives to get?

  • QwertyKeyQwertyKey Posts: 4,590Registered User Senior Member
    It doesn't really matter. Word documents and power points won't take much space. 2GB or 4GB or whatever the cheapest you find. Shouldn't run you more than $15.
  • Myrmidon73Myrmidon73 Posts: 624Registered User Member
    Rarely will you need more than 2 GB on one flash drive at the same time. You can always move the contents into your computer if you need the space.

    Also, if you want big files (like movies, a backup for music,..etc), external hard drives are relatively cheap, a good insurance investment, and can function as a solid (if clunky) flash drive.
  • rsxwheeeeeersxwheeeeee Posts: 1,269Registered User Senior Member
    i have a 500GB External.
  • comiclovercomiclover Posts: 685Registered User Member
    There are some good cheap 2GS at target. I think they might come in packs of twos. I loose mine all of the time so I wouldn't spend more than $20.
  • blinkangel44blinkangel44 Posts: 1,159Registered User Senior Member
    Thanks for the suggestions, everyone!

    Any specific brands I should be going with (or any I should avoid)?
  • membermember Posts: 612- Junior Member
    Check out Lacie.
  • DjxRaveDjxRave Posts: 101Registered User Junior Member
    Wait, for external hard drives can you put info from your old comp like pics and documents, then plug it in to your new computer and transfer stuff that way?
  • QwertyKeyQwertyKey Posts: 4,590Registered User Senior Member
    ^Yes... You could do the same on a thumb drive but depending on the amount of data it may take many transfers.
  • SingDanceRunLifeSingDanceRunLife Posts: 1,787Registered User Senior Member
    I have an 8GB...it was the best deal. 8GB for $20 vs. 4GB for $15 and 2GB for $12. And now I never have to worry about having enough space either.
  • willmingtonwavewillmingtonwave Posts: 3,344Registered User Senior Member
    I just got one for about 20 USD.
  • Knights09Knights09 Posts: 1,739Registered User Senior Member
    I think my 2GB was around $15.
  • HawkwingsHawkwings Posts: 1,191Registered User Senior Member
    I got by with a free 512 MB flash drive I got at some promotional event or another. Honestly, you don't need a big huge flash drive if all you're going to be carrying around are word documents and powerpoints.
  • collegebound41collegebound41 Posts: 1,267Registered User Senior Member
    staples and best buy usually have good deals like listed above. wow where did you get the 8 gb for 20$? they r like 50$ from what ive seen
  • $KingsElite$$KingsElite$ Posts: 2,322Registered User Senior Member
    All the brands are the same as far as I'm concerned. You can find an 8GB for about $20. That's a good one to get.
  • blinkangel44blinkangel44 Posts: 1,159Registered User Senior Member
    Just picked up 2 4GB drives for $9 a piece @ Target :)
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