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User Info: Zachnorn

3 years ago#1
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.

User Info: SinisterSlay

3 years ago#2
When the situation calls for them.
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User Info: arleas

3 years ago#3
I use them at work as a fast document cache. It simplifies things quite a bit

User Info: DmanTee

3 years ago#4
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.

User Info: Orestes417

3 years ago#5
Damn near constantly. Keep most of my toolkit on them
Your problem is you've spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren't. We used to be gorillas.

User Info: JessofBlades

3 years ago#6
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.

User Info: Nicodimus

3 years ago#7
Nah, I prefer SD cards + a very small USB reader. More options.
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User Info: Worknofun370

3 years ago#8

I probably should more, but I utilize network transfers 9/10 times.
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User Info: Orestes417

3 years ago#9
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.
Your problem is you've spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren't. We used to be gorillas.

User Info: Digital Storm

Digital Storm
3 years ago#10
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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