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03-17-2014, 12:34 AM
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I see Sandisk quotes that its Memory Vault sticks are able to preserve data for upto 100 years.

http://www.sandisk.com/products/usb/memory-vault/

Are they really worth?

I am just using a HP 32 GB USB 2.0 Pen Drive.

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I find claims of X years to be nothing more than marketing hogwash.

Ever notice that media products that make these claims are ALWAYS the worst products? Just think of hard drives, CD-R or DVD-R. Furthermore, read the fine print. These are NEVER guarantees!

Quality products have sensible lifespans, the end.

I'd much rather use a good product from a known-good manufacturer. For USB thumb/flash drives, that means several quality brands like HP, Kingston, PNY ... and yes, ever SanDisk -- sans the pointlessly expensive version!

I buy all of mine from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/USB-Flash-Driv...&tag=thdifa-20

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Ok thanks. One more question:

Are USB 3.0 pen drives suggested?

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pen drive = thumb drive = flash drive

Semantics.

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:-)

I meant to ask specifically about the USB 3.0 drives.
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USB is USB.

USB1 is, of course, terrible and old.
But USB2 and USB3 are fine for drives. In fact, 3 is (in theory) faster. No harm in buying one.

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