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Title: Flash drive
Post by: Mac on September 14, 2014, 08:18:00 am
I want a flash drive for my new car.

Not just any flash drive mind you. While watching Captain America, a very cool, contemporary LED flash drive was used to steal data.

So I was thinking, I use a flash drive in my car 100% of the time. Music, podcasts, etc. and the USB port is center and visible. A nice led glow would put a nice touch in the pocket.

So I would like something like in the movie...

...Or

... Steampunk

I've found some pretty slick steampunk flash drives on Etsy... At a price.

Any thoughts on where to shop for a contemporary or Steampunk design?
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 14, 2014, 08:30:49 am
I have no knowledge of what kind of flash drive you'd be looking for.....or more to the point, which is considered the best on the market for what you need. But I am interested in hearing what you come up with as it's something that I'd probably end up needing for myself down the road. My current Flash Drives are fairly small in Hard Drive Space (8 gb and 32 gb respectively) and they don't glow or anything. No LEDs. Just basic, off the rack drives here.
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Mac on September 14, 2014, 10:30:42 am
I don't need much space at all. 8 GB is way more than I need.

My simple cheap SanDisk has a orange pulsating LED in the button. But it's an ugly stick.

I'll make sure the flash drive is from a reputable company. It's just the added dressing I've got an eye out for.

Surprisingly the contemporary LED Flash Drive is harder to find

(http://store.luminaire.com/images/products/495.jpg)

(http://www.bitrebels.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/Recycled-Steampunk-Flash-Drives-9.jpg)

(http://www.dudeiwantthat.com/gear/computers/Steampunk-USB-Flash-Drive-444.jpg)

(http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_570xN.193449728.jpg)

(http://www.bitrebels.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/pentode-steampunk-flash-drive-2.jpg)

Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 14, 2014, 10:35:58 am
I dig the Steampunk Drives. Didn't even know they made such things.
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Mac on September 14, 2014, 02:12:03 pm
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I dig the Steampunk Drives. Didn't even know they made such things.

Me t'neither. I've loved steampunk for quite some time and luckily it popped into my head as a possibility.
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Mac on October 05, 2014, 09:08:53 am
I wound up getting this Steampunk Flash Drive (http://www.amazon.com/Handmade-Pentode-Vacuum-Steampunk-Industrial/dp/B00NHYU5D8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1412524961&sr=8-3&keywords=steampunk+flash+drive) from a custom maker in Latvia. The guy was awesome and custom made mine to have a yellow light. I did get this essentially for free because I got a $100 gift certificate from work.

I love it. It works exactly as I thought. It's heavy duty and looks unique in my car.

(https://img1.etsystatic.com/033/0/6523541/il_340x270.507829369_ios3.jpg)

There are so many cool Steampunk flash drives (https://www.google.com/search?q=steampunk+flash+drive&client=firefox&hs=rl&rls=com.yahoo:en-US:official&channel=sb&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=sGsxVJ_5MYb0yATtoIGIBQ&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAg&biw=1131&bih=800#imgdii=_) out there.

Enough inspiration, that I'm looking deeper and deeper into the craft of making these things. Reading a ton of books from the library (http://pennycan.createaforum.com/books/what-your-reading/135/). Very creative stuff.
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 06, 2014, 06:16:47 am
Very nice and a wise choice.
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 19, 2015, 03:01:59 pm
So, I have been looking for a new Flash Drive for my Vizio TV as I add more reference material to it for drawing purposes, as well as adding more video content (namely Live Concerts). Currently use a 32 gb capacity and want to bump that up to 128 gb minimum, if not more. My problem is that naturally I want to find a kick ass deal on eBay. The other problem is that most ship direct from Asian companies and the few "USA" sellers they have on eBay, they just order from the same Asian companies. What most people don't realize is that most sellers offering HUGE deals on Flash Drives are actually selling bogus, counterfeit drives. So, anyone here know of legit sellers that do have good deals or at least reasonably priced?
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Mac on January 19, 2015, 06:48:16 pm
I do not know... Sorry and good luck walking that minefield
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Neumatic on January 29, 2015, 07:44:55 am
Sony Flash sale goin on, courtesy of Kinja (http://deals.kinja.com/add-to-your-flash-storage-collection-with-this-huge-son-1682110346/+shepmcallister).
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 29, 2015, 08:02:05 am
Thanks for the link dude. I'm still looking around for one. Unfortunately Sony's sale only goes to 64 gb. At least that's what I'm seeing in the link.  My minimum is 128 gb. If I can find a good deal on 256 gb, I would go for that as well.
Title: Re: Flash drive
Post by: Chiprocks1 on December 22, 2016, 06:47:40 am
COMPUTER DESTRUCTION (GONE DEADLY)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y37-PfXZujM&t=401s


This is more about Kill Flashdrives than computers, so I'm posting here. For those that don't have much knowledge of these flashdrives, you need to watch this. Always remember to never leave your smartphones or laptops or tablets unattended when out and about for obvious reasons. There's one thing I need to mention. If there is a software program I want to buy, I always check on eBay just to see if its available and for how much and in most cases I see sellers that do sell *INSERT SOFTWARE HERE* and it's usually at a reduced price. Some have download links and others actually state that the software will be mailed to your location on a USB Flashdrive. I've never bought from either because they are clearly selling pirated copies and I've always balked at anyone shipping my product via a flashdrive. Now I haven't heard of anyone purposely shipping unsuspecting customers Kill Flashdrives, but it's something that I see happening eventually. Just be aware of what's out there......and always wear a raincoat when inserting anything.  ;D