USB Flash Drives - Data on the Go Great Ideas Collection
Ideal for file backup or taking it on the road, these feather-light, thumb-sized devices are the latest in portable data storage. Most models can attach to your key ring, and pack from 64 MB to 2 GB (or more) of data. Toss out those piles of diskettes. Worry no more about finding the right peripheral.

Flash drives plug directly into a USB port to become your D: or E: drive. Read/write speed is similar to the C: drive. They work with both Windows and Apple PCs. There's no driver setup, except with Windows 98.
USB Flash Drive
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Each manufacturer has its own name for these products, such as: Jump Drive, Thumb Drive, Quick Drive, USB Drive, Travel Drive, or Micro Vault. Prices start at around $20 for 1 GB. You'll pay slightly more for drives that operate at higher speed in USB 2.0 ports or that offer security features like password protection. Some drives are geared for e-mail applications.

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J and R
Used at eBay
Under $25
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