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Amazon - Kingston Data Traveler 1 GB USB Flash Drive ( DTI/1GB ) for $3.92!

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Offer: Undoubtedly, they will get you with the shipping charges here, but it's still pretty cheap for a reliable Kingston 1GB USB Flash Drive. The DataTraveler from Kingston helps budget-conscious users break storage barriers, allowing you to easily store and move files in a device no bigger than a pocketknife.

 

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Corsair Steps Up Performance On USB Drives

Corsair have extended their Voyager series of USB flash drives with the new faster performing "Voyager GT" line. The read and write speeds for these models have been ramped up to 34MB/sec and 28MB/sec respectively, this made possible with a more advanced flash controller with enhanced dual channel and interleave memory technologies.

 

You can get all the details on them within the announcement here folks.

 



Fremont, CA (February 28, 2007) -- Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer products, today launched the new Flash Voyager™ GT line of USB drives designed for the user who demands the highest performance in a USB memory product. Complementing the revolutionary Flash Voyager USB drives, the new Flash Voyager GT brand represents the highest performing USB products Corsair offers in any capacities.

 

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High-speed Vista installs via a USB key

Our friends at bit-tech have just discovered an awesome way to significantly speed up the installation process of Windows Vista, this thanks to a guide posted up over at otgnet recently.

 

Its as simple as making use of a USB flash drive which is said to reduce installation time to less then 10 minutes. To make the process even quicker, bit-tech have also hyperlinked to the "Windows Automated Installation Kit" which allows for the installation to automatically enter any field information during the installation process which you would otherwise have to be there to do manually.

 


One of the problems that many enthusiasts have encountered with Windows is its incredibly slow installation procedures. Due to the nature of XP in particular, a full install can be quite a tedious, lengthy task. We've noted that Vista installs considerably quicker (roughly 30 minutes instead of 1-1.5 hours), but how much faster could it get? A lot, apparently.

 

One website has found that it is actually very possible to boot a Vista install off of a USB stick, much like Linux has been able to do for ages. This is wonderful for anyone who is likely to install more than one copy, but it comes with an added bonus. Apparently, installing from a DVD is way slower - a Vista install can be done from USB in under 10 minutes. The slowest part becomes the user-entered data, which also has a solution.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - OnSale - Fantom Drives Titanium II 120GB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive for Only $34.99 after Rebate! for March 1, 2007

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Offer: My goodness, these things were running easily twice this with a rebate just 6 months ago! Upgrade your notebook (or desktop) for cheap thanks to the rebate! I'm not sure what the reviewer is saying because the Fantom Drives that I've got have worked flawlessly for me. Rebates expires 3/31/07.

 

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TT - Max4 Active Cooling - 3.5" eSATA & USB Enclosure

A fresh announcement from Thermaltake details their new "Max4" 3.5" eSATA & USB enclosure with active cooling. To deal with toasty heat levels inside the case, a low profile 80mm fan is mounted to keep the drive happy with plenty of airflow.

 

Full details on it here folks.

 


Thermaltake Technology, the world's leading brand for high-end chassis, power supply and external enclosures, is launching it's latest addition to the Max4 Series External HDD Enclosures, Max4 with eSATA & USB 2.0 Interface. eSATA or external Serial ATA is the latest technology in data transfer which offers speeds up to a 300MB/s or 3Gb/s interface rate - up to five times faster than existing external storage enclosures such as USB 2.0 and/or 1394a.

 

Today's 3.5" hard disk drives has already broken the 1TB (1,024 GB, 1 Terabyte) barrier with disk rotational speed above 10,000RPM offering tremendous amount of storage and speed. Coupled with Max4, both enterprise and home users can now effortlessly and conveniently backup important files, song, video or picture collection.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! TigerDirect - Maxent 42 Inch Plasma Television with HDMI for Only $699.99 after Rebate!

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Offer: Holy tamale this is cheap. Yes, it's an EDTV with the EDTV specs, but considering it's a 42 inch display, and unless you're Apex and have all of the bells and whistles in a home theater, this EDTV will more than suffice. It features a bunch of inputs including HDMI in, Dual HD Component Video Input, PIP, speakers and a stand. Shipping is a teeny bit high out to the west coast, but again, considering how low this is to begin with, it's at least worth worth a look for you folks in California, and definitely a consideration for you folks out east. Rebate is set to expire 3/1/07 but I doubt it'll last that long as they're very limited on supplies.

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - HOT! Buy.com - ULTRA 4GB Flydrive USB 2.0 Flash Drive for $6.93 plus Shipping after Rebate!

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Offer: Hot hot hot! Get a HUGE 4GB memory key preloaded with CA Anti-Virus 2007 Home Protection Pack with 1 year of virus updates for just $6.93 plus shipping after rebate, expiring 2/23/07. This is a top seller, so the price should go away really REALLY soon.

 

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Corsair Augments Flash Readout USB Product Family with 4GB and 8GB Capacities

Corsair have just given everyone the heads up that they've released a couple of 4GB and 8GB "Flash Readout" USB Drives which allows you to label the drive with personal IDs and show remaining storage space etc. on its digital display.

 

For more information, grab the official PR here folks.

 



Fremont, CA (January 17, 2007) - Corsair®, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair Flash Readout USB drive in new 4GB and 8GB capacities. The Corsair Flash Readout USB drive takes the benefits of USB Flash drives one step further by allowing users to label the drive with personal IDs and showing the remaining storage capacity via the embedded digital display, hence alleviating the need to plug the USB drive into the PC to verify content.

"The concept behind the Flash Readout drive is a simple one. With the growing number of consumers owning more than one USB drive, we wanted to introduce a product that will allow the users to visually see what is on the drive without having to plug it into the PC. The Flash Readout delivers exactly that - you can see available storage capacity and personalize it with names to keep content organized," said Richard Hashim, Director of Product Marketing at Corsair. "With HD content becoming more mainstream, consumers are demanding larger capacity flash drives to allow them to bring content on the go. Each 8GB Flash Readout USB drive has the equivalent storage capacity to hold the entire series of the Lord of the Rings movie!"

 

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DEAL OF THE DAY - Buy.com - Fantom 250GB 8MB Cache Ethernet & USB 2.0 Network Hard Drive for $99.95 after Rebate with FREE Shipping!

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Offer: Very great price for a network attached storage device! Don't miss out, because external hard drives of this price are normally only USB 2.0 or Firewire. This 250GB drive not only has USB 2.0, but can be plugged right in to your network. Expires 1/17/07.

 

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Patriot Memory Unveils the World's Fastest Memory Module and USB Flash Drive at CES 2007

The massive yearly Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is firing up again this coming monday, and a few manufacturers attending have already let a few secrets out as to what they plan to wow the masses with on display.

 

Patriot have made mention that they will introduce the world's fastest memory modules, specified to run at a whopping 1302MHz (PC2-10100). Not only this, but they've also said that they'll be showing off the world's quickest USB Flash drive as well.

 

Details here.

 


Fremont, Calif., USA, December 27, 2006 - Patriot Memory, a global provider of memory module and flash memory solutions, today announced that it will display the world's fastest memory module and USB flash drive at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show.

 

Patriot takes DDR2 technology to new heights
Patriot's new Extreme Performance PC2-10100 series delivers speeds up to a record breaking 1302MHz, designed to take full advantage of the new NVIDIA nForce 680i platforms and the new Intel Quad Core processors. Engineered with the overclocker and PC enthusiast in mind, these modules raise the bar with unprecedented speed, making it the perfect choice for those building their ultimate PC machine.

 

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