Alternatives to thumb drives
March 5, 2014 4:27 PM Subscribe
Hard drives always fail on me. I need usb/flash/thumb drive alternatives that are not online-based.
posted by hal_c_on to Computers & Internet (17 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Media storage is always failing on me, both ssd and traditional data storage (internal and especially external hard drives). This used to happen with 3.5 inch disks, but never with CDs or DVDs. I already use cloud and online based services, but sometimes I need to have data on me, rather than trying to download it, or emailing it to myself. Burning stuff on cd has never failed me, but I am finding a (logical) movement away from this media nowadays. So sometimes when I have data on a CD or DVD, there is no drive to use it in. Thumb drives are pretty universally used, but these fail at an astonishing rate with me. Expensive brand names that are supposed to be especially protective, or cheap promotional ones. They all fail in a very short amount of time. I already have my data backed up, what I am asking for is:
What options do I have for carrying my data around with me if I don't want the data to get all corrupt, or the drive failing?