Exoskins


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Does anyone know if these work with Vista Ready boost?

Ready boost works best with Single Level Cell flash drives. If you are using Dual Level Cell flash drives, ready boost becomes very slow. SLC drives are much more expensive than DLC drives but are substantially faster in read/writes. Since the datatraveler is a Dual Level Cell flash drive they are not your first choice for ready boost. I use eBooster on my XP with a 2gb SLC Flash Drive and the results are fantastic. The results are similar on my Vista laptop. If you are interested in more info about hwat types of flash drive to use with ready bnoost or ebooster, just google ready boost compatibility and there are several sites with great info about flash drives that work best with ready boost or eBooster.
If you are using a DLC for your ready boost you are in for a great speed increase if you swap it out for a SLC unit.

b3nd3r


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super good buy i own them and they are very useful

ya2sabes


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For all you impatient people who can't wait for rebates:

http://www.supermediastore.com/super-talent-8gb-sm-style-usb-flash-drive-black.html

8gb for 15.99 shipped.

pryoplasm


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Cheesewater wrote:I heard that the thumb-flicky thing wasn't too reliable. Any first thumb reviews?



Of the two I now own, both have had the thumb moving portion move after a matter of time. if you try to just keep it out, it make it a lot easier to break off the contacts inside for the usb portion that is soldered onto the breadboard. I was able to repair one of them, but I would not reccomend this woot, the usb sticks simple won't last

ihateu3


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same price, same company, same model.....but its an 8 gig for the exact same price to the penny, with free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134642

superfly68


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I'm in for 1 (or 2 as the case may be). Like i really NEED more fargin memory sticks...

TAYLORT5


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ihateu3 wrote:same price, same company, same model.....but its an 8 gig for the exact same price to the penny, with free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134642





I think you need glasses, the one for sale on woot is black & this one your showing is white. once you go black, you don't go back.and notice the ® on the white one...and the handle thingie.


You're on probation!

You've been put on posting probation for this post for this reason: Ok, I deleted it 3 times. Do you not get it? (24h) Personal attack/useless post.

Please stare at the scary cartoon dog for 20 hours and then try posting again.

labombard


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Will this work on USB 1.1?

rhmurphy


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labombard wrote:Will this work on USB 1.1?



Yes, but you won't get the same transfer speed.

I'm in for three!

Woot! Now 100+ woots for me!
That's 87 woots (Including Twelve Bats On Crack!), 12 Sellout.woots, 8 wine.woots and 4 kids.woots, and finally, 2 shirt.woots!

brian2000boston


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Exoskins wrote:Does anyone know if these work with Vista Ready boost?

Ready boost works best with Single Level Cell flash drives. If you are using Dual Level Cell flash drives, ready boost becomes very slow. SLC drives are much more expensive than DLC drives but are substantially faster in read/writes. Since the datatraveler is a Dual Level Cell flash drive they are not your first choice for ready boost. I use eBooster on my XP with a 2gb SLC Flash Drive and the results are fantastic. The results are similar on my Vista laptop. If you are interested in more info about hwat types of flash drive to use with ready bnoost or ebooster, just google ready boost compatibility and there are several sites with great info about flash drives that work best with ready boost or eBooster.
If you are using a DLC for your ready boost you are in for a great speed increase if you swap it out for a SLC unit.



Kingston website says no

http://www.kingston.com/flash/dt100.asp?id=2

these do not support Vista ReadyBoost

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Odd


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missed the 8 gig during the woot off. in for 1

thepeacemaster


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IN FOR 2 GOOD DEAL WOULD GET MORE IF I COULD

apctek1998


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Picking up an 8gb lexar fire-fly today for 24 bucks at Fry's so this is not looking so great to me right now

Genomerio


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And I was just thinking of buying a new flash drive since I keep losing them and just have a slowpoke 1GB freebie left. Great woot to restock.

bud85pk


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Got the 8 gig a couple months ago and love it! Very handy.

reeds101


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Got one, need one for school and one for personal files, so this works perfectly for me, the same total storage as an 8 gb but I can keep my files separate.

rookie1132


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2nd woot. love 2 for tues. I got the 2gig kingston SD cards last time. I used one to transfer all my music to my new comp. It worked great. My son had to reboot his comp. the other day and it saved his ifo that he didn't want to lose. Anyway I trust Kingston, and with 2 kids in digipen, (gameing college) these will make great stocking stuffers.

davidmichaelmalloy


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apctek1998 wrote:Picking up an 8gb lexar fire-fly today for 24 bucks at Fry's so this is not looking so great to me right now



$20 for 8gb of Thumb-Driving + Added convenience of staying at home
$24 for 8gb of Thumb-Driving - Inconvenience of driving to the store

You lose.

Woots-to-date:

-ESPN The Ultimate Universal Remote with WiFi
-6 Device Charging Station
-Kingston 4GB USB 2.0 Data Traveler Thumbdrive (2 Pack) || -Linksys Network Optimizer for Gaming & VOIP || -Kensington Optical Wireless USB Mouse (2 Pack) || -RCA 200 watt 5.1 Channel Home Theater System w/5 DVD Changer || -Westinghouse SlicerToaster Two-Pack || -The Ultimate Matrix Limited Edition Collector’s Set

davidmichaelmalloy


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ihateu3 wrote:same price, same company, same model.....but its an 8 gig for the exact same price to the penny, with free shipping

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134642



Phale. Not the same product.

Woots-to-date:

-ESPN The Ultimate Universal Remote with WiFi
-6 Device Charging Station
-Kingston 4GB USB 2.0 Data Traveler Thumbdrive (2 Pack) || -Linksys Network Optimizer for Gaming & VOIP || -Kensington Optical Wireless USB Mouse (2 Pack) || -RCA 200 watt 5.1 Channel Home Theater System w/5 DVD Changer || -Westinghouse SlicerToaster Two-Pack || -The Ultimate Matrix Limited Edition Collector’s Set

dmer269601


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I'm in for two sets!

rbihun


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I'm In! i'm still carrying around a 64MB one...how embarrassing...

stevegoad


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Well.I'm in for a set.

I don't know "ready boost" - I open, drag and drop files. A 4 gig thumb drive is a great thing for me as I carry songs from the Mac in my recording studio to my Vista laptop. Having 2 will just make it all the better... one for business, one for personal. I'm definitely in.

BAWatz


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kitcatbrat wrote:the 8 gig was $5 more



ONE 8 gig was $5 more. Don't forget that the "item" being offered today is a PAIR of these 4 GB drives.


donjoyking


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the prices in flash drives have really gone down, good chance this is not the greatest deal, besides, there is also the size of thing to take into consideration and the durability, this thing is plastic, and pretty big

cguytech


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I own two of the 8GB models. They crack apart down the center seam, I have to use electrical tape to hold it togther. The drive is VERY difficult to insert into a USB port because there is very little gripping surface and the male end retracts back into the drive when you attempt to insert it. JUNK!!

WootAnimal


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Im in for 1...well 1x2 :P

BAWatz


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zikzak wrote:The second is that sometimes you push it in and it starts to retract so you can't push it in the port.



Ah, USB flash drive erectile disfunction. I think that there are drugs for that.

billrhea


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This is a killer deal.............. Great stocking stuffers

RasOne


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In for 3 (2 packs)! This will make another nice set of stocking stuffers. Everyone can always use another thumb drive!

ravenfury


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brian2000boston wrote:Kingston website says no

http://www.kingston.com/flash/dt100.asp?id=2

these do not support Vista ReadyBoost



Weird. I have the same drive. I tried using Ready boost on mine and it work using 1gb of space.
My flash drive has data in it already. I'll try it later after emptying it.

bromanzier


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in for one... been rolling with 256mb for too long

RasOne


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I should be using larger thumb drives, the one I have plugged in at the moment is only 256MB. Still large enough for the Word files I need to transfer to the PC without a network connection. I might keep one of them for myself and use the others for Christmas Stocking Stuffers!

pjmanhart


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these suck. Will not fit on ANY key chain.

ahfomike


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I'm in for 2...but if I read the product specs right-the package is a 2 pack...so doesn't that mean for a single purchase you get 4 ??????

mediaocker


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if you only want one, check out buy.com:
Kingston 2GB Flash Memory DataTraveler 101 w/ Secure Traveler (Pink)  
SAVE $10.98 
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING  
Buy.com price: $7.77
List price: $18.75  
-and it's pink

"-ask not woot you can do for your country, ask woot you can consume..."

myokubai


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I'm in for 3...will make great stocking stuffers!

Woot! Woot!

kirkcandan


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These little things are great.

Bought two 1Gb Data Travelers over a year ago from Woot.com and have been VERY happy with them. Thanks!

mediaocker


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mediaocker wrote:if you only want one, check out buy.com:
Kingston 2GB Flash Memory DataTraveler 101 w/ Secure Traveler (Pink)  
SAVE $10.98 
FREE BUDGET SHIPPING  
Buy.com price: $7.77
List price: $18.75  
-and it's pink



Doh! i got my Gigs confuzed...

to quote Emily Latilla, " Never Mind.."


"-ask not woot you can do for your country, ask woot you can consume..."

arslock


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anybody use these on macs? I need my flash drives to play well with both OSs.

also, do you think upgrading from a 2gb would even be worth it?

tempting woot, very tempting...

ZDarryl


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I just bought an 8GB Sandisk Cruzer Titanium for $30 from Buy.com

Much better drive for$10 more w/ free shipping

http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=206917839&adid=17653&dcaid=17653

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