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Short USB memory stick needed (4GB)

Mike73 Avatar
8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
I've been looking for a new usb memory stick to use in my new car stereo. The problem is that the stereo is mounted at gearstick level so I'm likely to knock it when changing into 5th gear!

So does anybody know of a really short (can be chucnky, but must be short 4GB memory stick.

I know that I could just use a short USB extension lead but I'd rather not if possible.

Thanks in advance,

Mike73
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8y, 10m agoPosted 8 years, 10 months ago
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You have at least two approaches a) go for a flashstick , b) go for a memory adapter.
Method a) I use a Sandisk micro Cruzer 4GB and minus the usb connector which you insert, its shortest length is 5.8 cm, I have seen ones smaller too. Method b) I use a SD memory card inserted into a Sandisk Micromate adapter which is free when bought with SD memory card. Its shortest is 5.2cm (excluding again the USB connector bit which you insert). The attraction of method b) is that if you are out and about in your car and you have a mobile phone or camera that uses micro SD , mini SD or SD (all sdhc formant) then you can make use of it when you are short of memory.

Thirdly the shortest of them all , but is 1GB and 2GB only, is about 1.7 cm as the SD card itself is 3.2cm length wise http://www.mymemory.co.uk/images/products/1124917252-large.jpg and is potentially the most convenient. This is called SanDisk ULTRA II SD PLUS product no. SDSDPH-1024-902
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[SIZE="2"]Kingston do mini usb memory sticks; a fun version and a regular version.
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4TY1#specifications

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4TY2&CategorySelectedId=11152&NavigationKey=11152,50543,4294955237#specifications

I don't know if these are the cheapest prices, but I'm sure it's the sort of thing you are looking for. :thumbsup:[/SIZE]
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Thanks, rep left. I'll have a good look later!
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windhoek
[SIZE="2"]Kingston do mini usb memory sticks; a fun version and a regular version.
http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?quicklinx=4TY1#specifications

http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4TY2&CategorySelectedId=11152&NavigationKey=11152,50543,4294955237#specifications

I don't know if these are the cheapest prices, but I'm sure it's the sort of thing you are looking for. :thumbsup:[/SIZE]


[SIZE="3"]Hi, great find on these shorter ones but take note that these typically transfer at about 1-2 Mbyes/s when I was researching before I bought the fast speed ones that I stated above as they transfer at 5 Mbytes/s (I tested). The fact that a 4GB stick takes 4000 seconds to fill may be a factor in purchasing as it is over an hour.[/SIZE]
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splender
[SIZE="3"]Hi, great find on these shorter ones but take note that these typically transfer at about 1-2 Mbyes/s when I was researching before I bought the fast speed ones that I stated above as they transfer at 5 Mbytes/s (I tested). The fact that a 4GB stick takes 4000 seconds to fill may be a factor in purchasing as it is over an hour.[/SIZE]


Thanks again for the extra info splender - you really are a mine of usb information!

To be honest though, the read/write time is not too important to me. Once I've copied my music files to it, I don't intend to be changing them that often, so I could cope with having to wait a while for the one time. As long as it can be read fast enough to transfer the song to the stereo (which it surely will) then it shouldn't be a problem. If I was using it for my main usb drive then that's a different matter altogether.

The sd card with built in usb is an interesting one, I'm just a bit unsure as to it's longevity. I'll have to be removing the memory from the stereo whenever I park up anywhere dodgy and have to remove the cover so for that reason lone I'd prefer something a bit more chunky and the Kingston looks the most likely at the moment.

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