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Re: Serious question on thumb drives (was Re: Maybe a deal on flash drives)



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> >
> > So my question is, why would I spend a boatload more money on a supposed
> > name-brand US made USB drive when I can buy them out of China for a
> > fraction of the cost?
> >
> > Thomas
> >
> >   
> I guess your thumb = Flash Drive are the same.  You can't tell the 
> capacity of a devise by it's size. My 256KB unit is bigger than the 2 GB 
> unit. All pictures I see of todays 4 GB units show them the same as the 
> 2 GB.
> 
> A flash drive has some standard chips in it that are what you can buy 
> from the big memory factories. They are similar to what you have on your 
> computer's RAM stick. I bought a 2 GB tiny memory stick that is in my 
> Cell-Phone now and it cost $28.00 in Wal Mart a year ago.
> 
> RAM  has got cheap this Fall and that was why I bought 2 GB for this 
> computer.  I would buy the unit made in China if it is much cheaper. 
> They must have about the same thing inside that the US units have. And I 
> think some US models are made in China :-)
> 
Similar is not the same. What is in a Ram memory chip is not what is in
a flash drive for two reasons:
1. RAM chips are dynaminc memory. So when the power is off they loose
their contents.
2. No one would buy RAM memory that could only be written to 500,000
times.
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