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edgepcs
01-21-2010, 10:54 PM
Hi guys,
Seeing as so many people recommend these for use on customer machines I picked one up from eBay. It is top notch although a little bit pricey for only 8GB.
25.00GBP including shipping!

PQI USB Memory Stick 8GB (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120509691907&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT)

The lock switch is at the bottom of the device and can be flicked with a toothpick or another small tipped item. I have tested it and it all works perfectly. :D

NYJimbo
01-21-2010, 11:01 PM
I think the kangurus are cheaper including shipping.

http://shop.kanguru.com/index.php/flash-drives/basic-flash/kanguru-flashblu-ii

DarDar
01-22-2010, 12:08 AM
I think the kangurus are cheaper including shipping.

http://shop.kanguru.com/index.php/flash-drives/basic-flash/kanguru-flashblu-ii

they look good but the shipping to Ireland is crazy expensive $73.85!! :eek: :eek:

The ebay one is only 3.50 to ship :D
Its prob the other way round for you NYJimbo?

MobileTechie
01-25-2010, 09:56 AM
I use a Imation Clip which seems pretty decent. Not expensive in the UK either.

manderso
01-28-2010, 02:25 PM
they look good but the shipping to Ireland is crazy expensive $73.85!! :eek: :eek:

The ebay one is only 3.50 to ship :D
Its prob the other way round for you NYJimbo?

You might try the coupon code "ship4free" found on the retailmenot website. Worth a shot.

DarDar
01-28-2010, 10:13 PM
You might try the coupon code "ship4free" found on the retailmenot website. Worth a shot.

Didn't work :( Thanks though! :D

I've just ordered this so hopefully it will have the sd card write protect functionality:
http://www.mymemory.co.uk/Memory-Card-Readers/Kingston/Kingston-MobileLite-G2-USB-Card-Reader

Graystar
02-12-2010, 03:46 PM
This is currently an issue for me.
I had been using This USB Card reader from Media Gear (http://www.mymediagear.com/products/id_4.html) and been very happy with them.
Then last week both of mine died on me! I went to my local suppliers (Fry's and Micro Center and could not find them off the shelf.
I did find at MC a Sabrent CR-SDMMC (http://www.sabrent.com/#itemID=167&section=Product&itemName=CARD%20READERS)
This was less than half the price of the Media Gear devices so I bought two.
I loaded all my tools on them and then realized that I had not unlocked the cards prior to copying my files.

These Sabrent devices over-ride the lock on the card itself! I tested the card in the card reader on the computer and the lock works but when inserted into the Sabrent card reader the device disables the lock.
Unbelievable.

If I wanted plain unlockable USB flash drives I would have bought them.
Grrrrr.

DarDar
02-12-2010, 10:55 PM
Its the way that the spec works. The card reader has to support the locking feature. Basically, when the lock is on, it pushes a pair of contacts together inside the reader and that activates the write protection. Its a bit like the write protect on a floppy really. A lot of the cheaper readers don't have the feature. I have a thread i posted a while with more info on this.

http://www.technibble.com/forums/showthread.php?t=12490