and i often see good deals on dell (free purolator shipping is a plus)
Avoid staples unless it's a super, super deal. Like the $10 16gb one last weekend. Chances are their "sale" price will still be more than regular price at computer shops, like those listed above.
FS & BB are the same, tend to be overpriced except on super sales.
Just got an email from OFFICE DEPOT today. They have a 16 gig drive for $23. Regular price is $40. That is $17 off. The offer is also good on line as well as in store. The offer is good from today (Nov 29) to Dec. 3.
Just a side thought here for you as I encounter this issue the other day. If you plan on using the drive for LARGE over 4gb then you need to format your usb drive to NTFS, not fat32
If you are in windows you need to change a setting under computer management-system tools-device manager-disk drives-then choose your drive, go to properties, then policies and change to Optimize for performance. Now you can re-format in ntfs under windows explore.
I found this out after copying the drive almost full then had to move everything off it to reformat it so I could get the other files I wanted on there.
Be careful with the o'ptimize for performance' options if you aren't a 'safely remove' follower.
That's a write cache setting, so if you dont give it time to complete writes before you pull, you might have data corruption.
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