[guispeak] Re: USB Thumb Drive for JFW 7

  • From: Dorothea Martin <dotty-martin@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: guispeak@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 13 Oct 2005 20:13:31 +0200

Okay, Jerry, thanks for the info that any good flash drive with USB 2.0
would perform well. Will check my local stores.
Dotty Martin
At 08:13 13/10/05 -0400, you wrote:
>Hi Dotty,
>I've played with thumb drive JAWS since before it was released for public
>consumption, and, using a Fujifilm 256 megabyte drive I picked up on
>special at Best Buy last year, I found it to work very nicely indeed.  I
>honestly think the caveat about drive speed is more likely to matter while
>you're unpacking the program onto your USB device than it is while you use
>thumb drive JAWS for regular purposes.  It's one of those "your mileage may
>vary" disclaimers, but, practically speaking, I doubt that you'll find
>speed to be an issue.  I have a USB 2.0 port on my computer, so that
>definitely helps insure good throughput, but I suspect most drives
>available now support USB 2.0 and will only drop back to the slower USB 1.1
>data transfer rates if the computer in use doesn't support USB 2.0.  We
>recently picked up another 256 megabyte drive for around $30 at Target,
>and, although I haven't actually tried it with thumb drive JAWS, I don't
>doubt that it would work fine.  You should have no trouble finding a FLASH
>drive that would serve your needs well.  By the way, I only have experience
>with drives that use FLASH memory.  I've never tried one with an actual
>hard drive inside.  I absolutely love the FLASH drives, though.  They're
>the most convenient, reliable, no-fuss things I've bought for the computer
>in years.
>
>Cheers,
>Jerry
>
>
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>Hello,
>I have been reading on the FS site about running JFW 7 from a USB Thumb
>drive. There is a sentence that says that some thumb or flash drives work
>faster than others with JFW 7. Is anyone in the know about which drives
>they are which work faster than others? I'm planning to purchase one of
>these drives and would like to make a good choice.
>Dotty Martin
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