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Got a USB Memory Stick?

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This is 16gb USB memory stick (see picture below) that I have had for approximately 18 months. For trainers who are on the move and need to be flexible about using their own laptops or the conference centre / client’s IT equipment it has been extremely valuable and handy.

16GB is comparatively large and it has allowed me to store and share huge PowerPoint files with hi-res photographs and embedded videos. The memory stick is so small I leave it permanently attached to one of the USB ports. I don’t need to carry around spare USB sticks I have this item constantly available as and when I need to transfer materials between computers, it's immediately there and present. There have been numerous occasions when I am outside of WiFi contact and being able to quickly ‘Save To Verbatim Drive’ and once complete pull the memory stick out and offer it to the client has been very handy.

You could of course just stick with standard USB memory sticks but if you're anything like me I don’t always have them to hand or lose them and frequently they get filled up or contain information I don’t necessarily want to hand over to third parties and have to go through a rigmarole of editing and deleting. This stick serves one purpose for which it is permanently attached to the laptop.

I have also set up my ‘Drop Box’ account onto this stick so that clients can add documents to the appropriate folder, I plug it back into my laptop and hey presto those items are available to all my IT resources with Drop Box connectivity. I purchased this item from eBay but you can source this from some shops and Amazon. I recommend it.

2 Responses

  1. Agree

    I agree…I have one of these (not the same model but similar) and also do the dropbox thing. 16gb was huge when I first got it but I believe thats quite small these days but plenty big enough for my needs.

  2. great… but…

     can you really afford to lose 16GB of data?

    I know I cannot – best to go for a stick with built-in security… personally I just use dropbox, and have access to the files on my andropid phone too

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