Well the memory prices have come down and now 150 gets you an 8GB one. That's really a great deal as the 4GB costs about 100.
The left one is 8GB, right is 4GB
The drive is a bit thicker than the 4GB but you will only notice if you have them both in your hand. It probably weighs a few more grams but this is nothing to be concerned about. It is wrapped in a rubber shield made from a really durable material but it still has a cap that can be easily lost. Without the cap it looks ugly so try not to lose it. I've lost at least four so far but I was lucky enough to have the spare ones and I do take care of my stuff but the cap flies off when you reach into your pocket to get the key.
The big head is 8GB, I am not fat I am big boned
It is a robust device and it is almost indestructible. It will survive just about anything that is what we like about this rubber shield. It will attract some dust especially the ones that spends a lot of time in your pockets but it is easy to rub and it can take everything even water. A lot of people ended up washing them without any problems.
The marketing chaps from Corsair USA have thought of something really nice, What is the biggest Video movie serial that you could store on this stick? Of course it is a Lord of the Rings limited edition with three movies each having two discs. Well if even that is not enough one of the discs was double sided with two times 7.4GB of data on it.
Twelve GB of USB memory simultaneous copying
We decided to rip them all to 700MB AVI files and we ended up with 6300MB total in nine files. This is a lot vide and it will definitely take you a while to watch it all. The point was to prove that you can put three of the longest movies even with a lot of footage on a USB memory stick. You will still end up with more than 1.5GB of free space for extra stuff. If we talk about the average movie of 700 MB you can store eleven of them but you need to push it. Then think about it on 16GB where you can double that number.
Two of the three movies or 6 x 7GB VOB's takes half of the 8GB stick
It takes seventeen seconds to copy a folder packet with pictures files and sub folders. This was a great score as the 4GB device needed twice as much time. The new 8GB one is as fast as 1 GB that we tested a while ago.
It takes five seconds to copy the and justice for all MP3 folder with nine files inside, again a top speed. Copying a 700MB movie file is again much faster on the 8GB stick than with the 4GB one. We finished it in just forty seconds.
We like it, in fact we love it. It will store up to eleven movies or the entire special Lord of The Rings DVDs and will still have space. It has some fast chips inside so even the speed won't be an issue. It is definitely worthy the money as it will fit in your pocket and will get you 8GB of freedom. If you need to transfer big game demos, AVI files or any kind of big programs this is the stuff for you.
You can easily do backups on this drive as it has enough space. I guess that a 128GB version might show its face in 2008 if not even earlier. It's fast and more storage is always better so if you need one it's a great Yule gift to hint at to your loved ones. ?
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