DSuds


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SevenStarSonata wrote:My first laptop, back in 2005, had a 60 GB hard drive. I'm not sure whether to marvel at technology or feel very, very old.



I remember thinking "What would I need a winchester drive for? I've got a 1.2M floppy now!"

So hopefully you no longer feel old.

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coffeenogrumpy


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toddinfl wrote:Facebook sucks! Watch it'll turn out to be the company that becomes Skynet from the Terminator movies. Facebook is the beginning of the end for humans.




shoosh.. hey look! pretty lights


thanks thunderthighs

oh, and i'm getting the dipstick thingy for my kid, he's gone high schoolin'

alysseumwarrior


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abstevens wrote:Here is a link to a youtube review:




More like a description of the product than a review. Did any of the people linking to this "review" actually watch it?

elliottm


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sdcaclint wrote:my first computer had a 120 MB hdd. I'm feeling really old now.



you whippersnappers. my first computer had 1KB of memory but was upgraded to 16KB - so much memory! look it up - the sinclair zx-81.

i am suddenly feeling very old.

sdc100


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Great price; not sure about quality though. I have smaller Centon USB memory thingies and they have been just fine. There's always a question about speed. With cheaper models, it's always iffy whether the memory will match the claimed speed and testing has shown that many do not. Reliability is also an issue.

Here are some tests you can use:

http://www.usb.org/developers/tools/

http://www.hdtune.com/

http://www.jungo.com/st/usb_testing.html?gclid=CPPcl9ef_pMCFRghnAodJFI0Xg

fuzzy103


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SevenStarSonata wrote:My first laptop, back in 2005, had a 60 GB hard drive. I'm not sure whether to marvel at technology or feel very, very old.



sdcaclint wrote:my first computer had a 120 MB hdd. I'm feeling really old now.



I remember using a computer with two 5 1/4 inch floppy disks, no hard drive.

Greshmahg


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The reliability of this brand is not good in general, but I have found one really good use for these (as an IT engineer): They're great for loading up things like Engineer's Toolset from Solarwinds or your other "on the go" tools onto. Sure, the data might end up corrupted, but the gigs per dollar is a steal and it's a relatively pain-free process to re-load onto another stick if one craps out on you, since you don't have to worry about any truly sensitive data being lost on them.

....I'd certainly never trust my tax records or other important information on Centon, though.

Numinak


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jgary wrote:You kids today. My TRS-80 Model I was decked out with 48K of RAM. IIRC a floppy held 86K of data. I thought I'd never fill one up.



You kids today! I remember when my Vic20 had a huge cartridge for 16k memory expansion!

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Sandisk 1GB Media Player with FM Tuner and Voice Recorder 1
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Wireless FM Transmitter - 2 Pack
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azsteved


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I can't find class/read-write rates anywhere. I'd say you can presume it will be slow.

oldgoat99


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SevenStarSonata wrote:My first laptop, back in 2005, had a 60 GB hard drive. I'm not sure whether to marvel at technology or feel very, very old.

Either way, this is a kickass deal.



My first luggable portable, circa 1978, had 8k of memory, and anything in it was lost when you unplugged the 26-pound monster. Strictly write-and-send for newspaper reporters. Transmission was via acoustic couplers at 300 baud. And it cost $3,000 -- that's over $10,000 in today's dollars.

ThunderThighs


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jgary wrote:You kids today. My TRS-80 Model I was decked out with 48K of RAM. IIRC a floppy held 86K of data. I thought I'd never fill one up.

And if you happened to call customer service on that TRS-80 Model I, you might have talked to me!



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John1000


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USB 2.0 is going to be considered old technology soon - 3.0 is really the current technology. USB 2.0 has a slow transfer rate which is only amplified as the storage size increases. But if you plan on storing only small chunks of data at a time, it'll work quite well. But if you want to transfer a large chunks of data in one operation, plan on waiting a while.

Having said that, this device has an incredible amount of storage. I remember buying a 1.2 GB internal IDE hard drive for over $200. If this device is reliable, it's a nice way to backup your most critical data and throw it in a fireproof/waterproof safe for peace of mind. That is what I'm thinking of using it for.

sunnyside101


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You guys are a HOOT. You want to sound old, well I sure do. My first computer had 2-8" floppies. My first laptop had 2-3.5 floppies. My first computer had no word processor so I used the Pascal editor as a word processor.

davidfawcett


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abstevens wrote:Here is a link to a youtube review:

Could there be a more useless review?


No speeds, no seek time! And lousy fingernails!

I am surprised she didn't tell us it was "black"!

infamouslunchbox


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sdcaclint wrote:my first computer had a 120 MB hdd. I'm feeling really old now.



My first computer had 64K of memory, and a tape cassette memory expansion. I started feeling old when laptops stopped weighing between thirty to fifty pounds.

likeaferio


quality posts: 1 Private Messages likeaferio

If it's anything like their SD cards, this is going to be painfully slow.

bogus


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$0.86 per GB, if anyone was wondering. A 16GB runs about $20--$1.25 per GB. Excellent value.

cellistpilot


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SevenStarSonata wrote:My first laptop, back in 2005, had a 60 GB hard drive. I'm not sure whether to marvel at technology or feel very, very old.

Either way, this is a kickass deal.



Way way back, in 1983, I bought an expansion unit for my 8088 IBM PC. It had, I kid you not, two 10 megabite hard drives in it and it cost a fortune. I bet you don't feel old anymore.

skitzoette


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Eh, I'm in for one..to store the 9,820 pictures i have on here of my cat.

comma


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abstevens wrote:Here is a link to a youtube review:



Not a review. Maybe, an overview.

EDIT: Didn't see previous comments. Wasn't trying to pile on.

hmcib


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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=5238939&CatId=3787

half off on woot in 4 One :P

funkadunk8


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*sits down, waiting for everyone to complain about how the cap will fall off.*

Joseph Funk

sucre98


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elliottm wrote:you whippersnappers. my first computer had 1KB of memory but was upgraded to 16KB - so much memory! look it up - the sinclair zx-81.

i am suddenly feeling very old.



That's nothing. My first computer was an abacus. I never thought I would need more than 91 bytes of RAM.

lete


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SevenStarSonata wrote:My first laptop, back in 2005, had a 60 GB hard drive. I'm not sure whether to marvel at technology or feel very, very old.

Either way, this is a kickass deal.



My first laptop had a 75Mhz processor.

skou


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SevenStarSonata wrote:My first laptop, back in 2005, had a 60 GB hard drive. I'm not sure whether to marvel at technology or feel very, very old.

Either way, this is a kickass deal.



My first was an OLD computer, it had 2, 5 1/4 floppies. NO HDD at all. It was a true IBM Clone, and billed as such. I've had cars that cost less!

steve

jiggersgreen


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My first computer was a pencil!

rkenimer


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How long ago did Woot stop accepting e-check as payment via PayPal? As far as I know, that's the way I have always payed.

Apparently it's fashionable to have a signature.

abstevens


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alysseumwarrior wrote:More like a description of the product than a review. Did any of the people linking to this "review" actually watch it?



Yes, I watched it before posting. Granted it is not the most informative info, but I don't think you are going to find much more in video form. It is just one piece to the puzzle.

vegasmaven


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jgary wrote:You kids today. My TRS-80 Model I was decked out with 48K of RAM. IIRC a floppy held 86K of data. I thought I'd never fill one up.



I Remember the "Fat Mac" with 512K memory (up from the original 128K!)

sflorack


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Holy crap! What did the girl in the video review do to her fingers? Looks like she put them through a wood chipper!

mdnorman


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abstevens wrote:Here is a link to a youtube review:



Don't look too closely at the spokesperson's fingers in that video!

infamouslunchbox


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jgary wrote:You kids today. My TRS-80 Model I was decked out with 48K of RAM. IIRC a floppy held 86K of data. I thought I'd never fill one up.



I remember these! If I read this right (http://tinyurl.com/3ps2xmb) they actually held up to about 270K! That was a crap ton of memory. I doubt I could have comprehended filling one of these bad boys back in the day. :D

inod3


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TrifeVT wrote:I don't know if there has ever been a time where I've wished that my USB drive was waterproof... Seems like a weird combination. Like a bulletproof dishwasher.



OMGOMGOMGPONIESOMG, who sells a bulletproof dishwasher? DO WANT!

azsteved


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This is the way I roll:

https://www.ironkey.com/demo-personal

yenchen007


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Is 3MB/s READ and WRITE fast or slow?

Took the following from Centon's website.

Amazon and Newegg have it at a higher price and the warranty on the item sold by Amazon and Newegg only carries a 2 YR warrant. This one here at Woot is Lifetime warranty.


Product Specs
Technology: Waterproof USB
Capacity: 64GB
Interface: USB 2.0
Speed: Standard Speed
Write Speed: 3 MB/s
Read Speed: 3 MB/s
RoHS: Yes
Color: Black
Operating Temp: Commercial (0 to 70 C)
Application: Consumer

Part Number : DSW64GB-001
Harmonized Code: 8523.51.0000
UPC: 731969404089
Warranty: Lifetime
Packaged Dimensions: H 6.50 x W 4.38 x D 0.75
Bulk Dimensions: H 2.51 x W 0.88 x D0
Packaged Weight: 0.0800

crabclaw


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skou wrote:My first was an OLD computer, it had 2, 5 1/4 floppies. NO HDD at all. It was a true IBM Clone, and billed as such. I've had cars that cost less!

steve



that's nothing, my first computer's hard drive really was hard, a slab of granite with a chisel, no hammers back then...it held 8 tons of data.

bary


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My first:

Timex Sinclair 1000
Introduced: July 1982
Price: US $99.95
How many? 500,000 in first 6 months
Weight: 12 ounces
CPU: Zilog Z80A, 3.25MHz
RAM: 2K, 64K max
Display: 22 X 32 text
hooks to TV
Ports: memory, cassette
Peripherals: Cassette recorder
T/S printer
OS: ROM BASIC

deepthoughts


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suckblat wrote:I don't want to know what people are doing with this that it needs to be waterproof.



Some people have more "body moisture" than others. But seriously, people lose thumb drives all the time, 64GB is a lot of data to lose between the sofa cushions.

JohnnyDD


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oldgoat99 wrote:My first luggable portable, circa 1978, had 8k of memory, and anything in it was lost when you unplugged the 26-pound monster. Strictly write-and-send for newspaper reporters. Transmission was via acoustic couplers at 300 baud. And it cost $3,000 -- that's over $10,000 in today's dollars.



You youngies. My Atari 400 had cassete backup and later, a 5 inch floppy. My first modem was 150 baud. When I got the upgrade firmware for 300 baud, I was in heaven. Geeeezz, it's really fast now.
I video taped and edited one of the first major DTP software (Desk Top Publishing)video for XEROX. Remember Ventura Publisher?

jaekim86


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jgary wrote:You kids today. My TRS-80 Model I was decked out with 48K of RAM. IIRC a floppy held 86K of data. I thought I'd never fill one up.



LOL. I couldn't afford to buy a 4-function calculator because it was in the hundreds of dollars ($300?).