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Old 03-21-2008, 01:25 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by ktinkel View Post
It was labeled SanDisk Cruzer Micro USB 2.0 Flash Drive 4GB. Only in the tiny print relating to use with Windows was there any mention of U3, and I figured it was one of those occult PC things. Most drives of any size come configured for Windows, so I am accustomed to ignoring these things.
No, it's Windows-specific, but Windows doesn't need it to run applications off a U3 thumb. But you pay double: for the U3 "system" installed on the thumb, and for applications designed to run in that environment.

How do I find a “bare USB stick” — or how do I identify it, anyway?
one that doesn't claim it's "U3".

What is a good price for a 4-gig thumb drive? I paid $29. (If it should have cost $15, I will be peeved, but otherwise think I will either just dump the files, or wait for Pete to come and ask him to uninstall them from his PC, assuming he is willing.)
Just shop around, prices are always changing. What may be a good price today is way too much tomorrow - with larger chips coming widely available now, the smaller sizes (4G and below) are tumbling in price very fast.

I paid nearly EUR50 for my 4G USB stick a few months ago - which was then reasonable but on the high side (A-brand); now that is a ridiculous price. But also: prices over here are roughly double what they are in the US (and US sellers rarely ship that stuff to Europe). So if you are shopping around, check where the seller is located, whether they ship to you at all, and what shipping would cost.

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