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Alternatives to thumb drives

Hard drives always fail on me. I need usb/flash/thumb drive alternatives that are not online-based. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Mar 5, 2014 - 17 answers

And that's why you always leave a note. To eject your drive. Or something.

A friend of mine is having an issue with her USB flash drive. I'm gonna post what she sent here; can anyone help recover her files? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Nov 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Now you see it... now you swear!

When trying to read a Sandisk 16Gb Class 2 Micro SD card (on my Win7 PC through a USB reader) it will show up briefly but as soon as I try to copy any files the drive itself will disappear, meaning I can't save any of the data (or pics) from it, so I'm looking for a way to keep the drive visible to my PC so I can save the data. (The card comes from my Android HTC Desire HD which randomly dismounted itself this morning and now reports itself as 'damaged' in the phone). Any help would be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on Oct 31, 2011 - 14 answers

All micro usb cables are not created equal?

Why does the motorola branded micro usb cable that came with my droid phone both charge *AND* transfer data, but generic micro usb cables will only charge the phone? [more inside]
posted by de void on Sep 29, 2011 - 13 answers

external usb drive suddenly slow. recovery approaches?

my external hard drive is suddenly really slow. I'm pretty anxious. What now? [more inside]
posted by the mad poster! on Sep 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Yes, obviously I should back-up more often.

Did my fiance's computer bork my thumb drive, and what can I do to get my data back? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Jul 29, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I worry about my physically lost, encrypted passwords?

So, I lost my USB stick. No big deal - except it has my password database on it. [more inside]
posted by TooManyGadgets on Jun 16, 2008 - 13 answers

Help me lock up some laptops.

Need to protect sensitive data on laptops taken out to the field. Something like Bitlocker, but for XP maybe? [more inside]
posted by bartleby on Nov 9, 2007 - 9 answers

Recommendations for 'No Install' CD recovery software for a thumb drive?

Recommendations for 'No Install' CD recovery software for a thumb drive? [more inside]
posted by whatisish on Oct 17, 2007 - 3 answers

Going slow?

Is there a simple utility that tests data writing speeds? I have a new external device which purports to be USB 2.0 (as is my Win XP computer, I think), but just seems... slow. For example, 3.5GB just took 59 minutes to copy over from my HD to the external HD. How can I speed things up?
posted by jonathanbell on Jan 27, 2007 - 14 answers

How to recover data from a USB key?

Can anyone recommend a company/service in the UK to recover data from a USB key?
posted by plep on Feb 1, 2006 - 7 answers

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