If I had one, I'd use it as the main drive for my netbook, although I doubt someone who'd have such a use for it, would be able to shell out 500$ for some 128GB USB, that can even get you a SSD or something decent.
I've got a DataTraveler 150 in the 32GB flavor and the write speeds on it are AGONIZINGLY slow! So much so that I hate using it. Once it's written to, the read speeds are pretty decent. I'm currently copying a 2.37GB file to it for backup and it's copying to the USB stick at 1.36MB/second, which is fast for this. I've seen it below 200K/sec before.
[citation][nom]magicandy[/nom][citation][nom]the_one111[/nom]"I mean, who has that much porn...?" http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/8967/yups.jpg[/citation]
Complete with this article and comments in the background. LMAO
[citation][nom]Tindytim[/nom]Damn, I read it wrong when I clicked this.I though it was a 128GB RAM DIMM. But, how it this at all worth it? I mean, I can get a SSD for a little more, and get a hell of a lot more performance, maybe get an external enclosure.[/citation]
Because this is far more portable than either of those two.
[citation][nom]Tiberiusfury[/nom]I think the more prudent question is, "what would you do if it weren't FAT32?" I have quite a few movies/games/isos that are in excess of 4GB, so things like this aren't too useful for me.[/citation]
I agree. FAT32 isn't even an open standard (patents owned by Microsoft). Plus it has fragmentation problems (imagine defragging 128GB over USB!). FAT was fine when these drives were simply replacements for floppy disks (it was simple, and everyone understood it), but the industry needs to come up with a new format and make sure everyone gets on-board.
I just bought the Patriot Magnum 64GB which is a fraction of that cost and no matter how much they claim for speed it still does not compare with even a cheap external portable drive. I don't see any way this high dollar thumbdrive can reach that level performance to justify the cost.
well, I won't be getting one of these anytime soon, but...
When the 32GB comes in under $20, and with current trends that's possible in 2-3 years, maybe a year more and the 64 will be under $20, and assuming they allow non-FAT file systems, I won't need BlueRay Media ever again...
BR blanks are still averaging $7-10, and won't be under $3 a disk anytime soon, and are write once. With a 32 or 64GB Stick, I can carry several 1080P movies around, change them up whenever I want, share them with friends, and never worry about scratching disks (or slow burn speeds).