[clug] Wanted: Transcend Jetflash USB Key
rweir at ertius.org
Sun Jul 18 04:32:06 GMT 2004
On Fri, Jul 16, 2004 at 08:18:49PM +1000, Basil Chupin said
> Rob Weir wrote:
> >On Fri, Jun 04, 2004 at 02:49:48PM +1000, Michael James said
> >>On Fri, 4 Jun 2004 11:19 am, Alex Satrapa wrote:
> >>>If anyone knows where I can find the Transcend range in Australia, or
> >>>something that satisfies my requirements, I'd love to know.
> >>They have Transcend 512MB USB 2 sticks
> >>in stock in the computer shop at ANU. $219
> >>Also 256 and 128s
> >Just picked up a 32MB one (for gpg/ssh keys) for $40, and it even has
> >instructions for Linux...tacky, tacky plastic, though.
> The price seems rather high. A 256Mb one is around $85 at the Computer
> Fair (one on tomorrow at Woden CIT).
Hm, I suppose so. But I was in a rush and 32MB is still far more than I
need. Oh well.
> Re the plastic. A tip: always hold it by the SIDES when
> inserting/removing. The plastic shell is rather thin and the "guts" are
> separated from the plastic body my little bent metal "legs" which will
> push thru the plastic if you squeeze the top and bottom of the Jetflash.
Argh, thanks, good to know...the whole thing does seem fairly flimsy, I
think I'll try to only use it with the attached USB cable so I'm not
putting so much strain on the little plug.
> If the "legs" do push thru and the plastic is damaged (actually breaks
> away) you can repair the damage by using clear nail polish to glue back
> the plastic bits that come away.
Ah, good to know, thanks.
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