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Do you use USB flash drives?

#1ZachnornPosted 9/2/2014 11:11:17 AM
Do you use USB flash drives? - Results (229 votes)
Yes, very often
25.33% (58 votes)
Yes, sometimes
46.29% (106 votes)
23.14% (53 votes)
No, but I used to
3.06% (7 votes)
No, and I never did
2.18% (5 votes)
This poll is now closed.
I used to use them a lot. I used to carry them with me but I've had a few of them die on me. I now use Dropbox, Box, and other services since I usually have the Internet near me. When I was still carrying a flash drive as a backup, I really only just lent it to people that didn't bother to buy one of their own.

That said, I needed one the other day because my laptop's WiFi card died. I ended up awkwardly using my phone as a flash drive. I'd rather use my portable hard drive though for transferring a lot of data.

Sigs are overrated. Seriously.
#2SinisterSlayPosted 9/2/2014 11:12:22 AM
When the situation calls for them.
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#3arleasPosted 9/2/2014 11:23:09 AM
I use them at work as a fast document cache. It simplifies things quite a bit
#4DmanTeePosted 9/2/2014 11:31:21 AM
I used to when I was still in school Now I probably only use it once or twice a year for the random file transfers.
#5Orestes417Posted 9/2/2014 12:29:08 PM
Damn near constantly. Keep most of my toolkit on them
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#6jessica73Posted 9/2/2014 12:35:33 PM
I carry an 8 and a 32 gig on my keychain, useful if I need to bring something for a job or just sharing huge files with a friend.
#7NicodimusPosted 9/2/2014 12:50:06 PM
Nah, I prefer SD cards + a very small USB reader. More options.
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#8Worknofun370Posted 9/2/2014 12:51:45 PM

I probably should more, but I utilize network transfers 9/10 times.
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#9Orestes417Posted 9/2/2014 1:18:23 PM(edited)
Network transfer won't help if you have no network. Which is why I carry all my **** hitting the fan tools at all times on a 32GB usb drive. OS install images, security tools, drive recovery software, cloning apps, and a copy of Doom to kill time. You'd be amazed at how often an impromptu *nix router or firewall has saved my ass waiting on a replacement.
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#10Digital StormPosted 9/2/2014 1:18:11 PM
Personally I use a couple of them, mainly for password database backups, got a backup of a backup. Other than that, I usually throw client backups on them before a reinstall of Windows.

It wasn't up until recently that I personally started buying/using them. Never had the need before then.
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