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OCZ Diesel USB 2.0 Flash Drive - a Portable Option for Students and Professionals

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Simply austounding. Brilliant even.

/sarcasm

flash drives are nothinh new
 

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its just another nano drive, which isnt exciting. i have a 4GB that size already - cost me $25
 
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portable ... wow ...
 
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Is this supposed to be co-branding with a Jeans company? Naff :shadedshu
 

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It's just a pen drive, no big deal... :p
 

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its just another nano drive, which isnt exciting. i have a 4GB that size already - cost me $25
Me too. Isn't it a shame that now they have 8GB for the same price? 16GB doesn't seem to be worth it either.. we'll have to wait for 32GB to upgrade. But without much faster transfer speeds, the things is useless. A 32GB SSD that is rendered useless in seek times by the USB 2.0 interface and still suffers the same minute bandwidth. It's not so great.
 

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yeah actually, the speed is killer. my old OCZ 2GB rally can do 25MB/s to 30MB/s (USB2.0 hampered it) yet modern drives seem stuck at 10MB/s.

capacity is useless without speed... if its 4x bigger but 1/4 the speed, it takes 8 times longer to do things :( (i dont fill my drives with small files, i actually use them to transfer large ones)

Also theres a downside with USB drives above 4GB - fat16 cant take more than 4GB partitions, and thats the standard for USB flash drives. you can use fat32, but that still has the limit of not being able to use files of 4GB or larger size (DVD images, HD media) meaning you need NTFS... and using NTFS messes with the hot plug abilities of the drives.

My brothers 8GB drive formatted to NTFS had issues like that, where it would crash a system or show up as 'unrecognised device' unless you plugged it in, unplugged and replugged in rapid order - otherwise it just wouldnt auto detect.