Hi, all! Yes, thumb drives as they are also called are great. My favorite
storage option is the compact flash card, which you can get in various
storage capacities. I like them because I can use them with my PC and my
BrailleNote. Some PC's don't have the built-in slots for CF cards, but the
external card readers are not expensive at all. Take care!
Once I get my traveling computer I plan on getting one.
Also I will throw this one out to the group. What do people find is a good
software program for syncing two computers. It would be nice to plug one in
when I get home and sync things up as far as preferences etc.
"The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life, which is required to
be exchanged for it immediately or in the long run."
-----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tracy Carcione Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2005 5:19 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] OT: a very useful device for transferring files
I'm probably the last person to get one, but just in case... I recently
bought a 128 M? flash drive, the second cheapest kind. It cost about $30,
before the rebate. It's one of the most useful things I've bought in a long
time. I work on books on 2 or 3 different computers, and this thing makes
it a snap to carry my files around. Just stick it in the USB drive, and
I've got all I need. Even a small one holds way more than a floppy disk,
and copies a lot faster, too. And it's so small and cute, about the size of
a pack of gum. I usually keep it in my Braille Lite case, so I always have
it handy. If anyone else transfers files between different computers a lot,
I highly recommend one of these nifty things.