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Lisa
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Does anyone know if there's a gadget out there that'll do this? Or between an external hard drive and a flash drive?

It seems like there ought to be a market for something like that, no? But I've Googled and failed.

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I don't think there'd be a market for it. Nearly everybody who uses those things has access to a computer.
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http://www.bizrate.com/memorycardreaders/memorex-travelsync-32028501-flash-drive-reader--pid427419433/
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On the subject of external hard drives -- I'm in the market for one, not necessarily a portable one. Anyone have any favorite brands or models to stay away from?
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Clearly Memorex disagrees with my opinion. [Big Grin]

RE: external hard drives. Since the enclosure itself is relatively cheap (meaning you're not risking a lot going with an unknown brand), I think you could go with anything with a decent rating on Newegg. There are several with 5 star ratings up right now.

One to probably avoid: I have a Galaxy brand enclosure that has a cheap power connector that I have to be careful with - any slight jostle might interrupt the power. It's not bad enough to make me want a new one, but it's enough to make me try a different brand next time.

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I'd avoid the Seagate FreeAgent line- I had one of those start glitching and refusing to read within 6 months. Fortunately it kept working (sporadically) long enough for me to transfer the contents onto a different drive.

Even if the mechanics worked properly, an external drive with no hardware off-switch? Bad idea.

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quote:
Originally posted by Dobbie:
http://www.bizrate.com/memorycardreaders/memorex-travelsync-32028501-flash-drive-reader--pid427419433/

Wow. Thank you so much.
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quote:
Originally posted by aiua:
On the subject of external hard drives -- I'm in the market for one, not necessarily a portable one. Anyone have any favorite brands or models to stay away from?

I have a MyBook, and I like it.
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I think there is a device, actually... my friend Mark told me of something that would get information off of a defunct laptop hard drive onto an external, and I can't imagine this would be that different. He said you could probably get it at Best Buy, but he didn't tell me what it was called...
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I would second Sterling's recommendation to avoid the Seagate FreeAgent line...
To be honest, I avoid the entire Seagate line

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