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EDC USB drive - what do you carry, what's on it, and why?


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#21 Scott Johnson

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 04:10 AM

I post the below based on the topic "EDC USB drive - what do you carry, what's on it, and why?"

After I started reading I see that the thread is really about I.T. issues. Maybe the title should reflect the actual subject matter? 

 

I don't carry a thumb drive but several microsd cards which will fit in my phone.

 

The main one is a Kingston 128gb in the phone.

This has all my pictures and music

A folder collected over many years that I call TEOTWAWKI.

I also have offline maps for OsmAnd

Zim files for Kiwix

 

My EDC includes 3 microsd cards with backups:

1 with wikipedia zim files and the app apk.

1 with all other files and apks

1 with favourite movies encase I have to evac my house and stay in a motel room for some reason. I like to plan ahead.

 

For I.T. problems maybe have Portable Apps on an USB drive would be useful.


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#22 Nakamura

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:36 PM

I carry in my Keychain Sandisk Ultra Fit 128 GB 3.0 USB , I have some portable and non-portable apps (Chrome, Antivirus, Adobe Suit, Movies, Personal Files, Photos, Contacts, etc.) and a secondary pendrive that I want to use with Kali Linux but I'm Still newbie at it.

 

I want to ask how I can put a Password in my USB or Script it ?? I've been searching on the internet but I can't still decide wich one is the best option.

 

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#23 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:21 PM

The Silicon Power J80 is what I have on my keys in a pinch, but my normal USB drive is the Sandisk Cruiser Extreme:

 

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For the most part I don't keep anything on them (copies of my documents are in another flash drive in my go bag), and my most important stuff is in the cloud. I just like having them around to transfer quickly among the computers in my house or among friends.



#24 Bruce H

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 02:41 AM

I carry a SanDisk Cruzer Extreme, 128Gb I think. 128 is the current sweet spot for price. I believe the SanDisk actually comes with some sort of proprietary software on it specifically to secure your files although I am not really sure since I took it off as it was getting in the way of making Windows boot disks on my Mac. It has a keyring hole but I always put it in my pocket loose. I hate having my keys hanging off of it when I plug it into a computer.

#25 Ringo Rifkind

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:56 PM

Hi I have something similarti this. Mine is slimmer and Credit card size. Got it online. Cheep as on offer. It has a Phone app and has its own built in Wi-Fi so can connect with your phone. I use it as a back up for important photos, documents etc. I have it connected to a tile.

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B019Z2G354

I also have a Sandisk dual usb-c, usb 3.0 pendrive. For times when I may have to presentations, use public computers or get print of photos etc.

#26 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 09:26 AM

Hi I have something similarti this. Mine is slimmer and Credit card size. Got it online. Cheep as on offer. It has a Phone app and has its own built in Wi-Fi so can connect with your phone. I use it as a back up for important photos, documents etc. I have it connected to a tile.

https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B019Z2G354

I also have a Sandisk dual usb-c, usb 3.0 pendrive. For times when I may have to presentations, use public computers or get print of photos etc.

 

That's pretty neat! I gotta check one of these out for myself.



#27 Ringo Rifkind

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Posted 14 August 2018 - 08:04 AM

That's pretty neat! I gotta check one of these out for myself.



It's good bu it's vfrom a Chinese company not much support and no English instruction. I've just also got a sandisk wireless connect 64gb drive. Groupon had them on offer. Never can have enough USB drives for backups lol

#28 Mikey Bautista

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:19 AM

It's good bu it's vfrom a Chinese company not much support and no English instruction. I've just also got a sandisk wireless connect 64gb drive. Groupon had them on offer. Never can have enough USB drives for backups lol

 

The Sandisk one was what I was looking at as well (along with the SSD upgrade to the Extreme which looks sweeeeeet). How's the speed on the credit card-sized one, and do you happen to have a link to where you bought it?



#29 Ringo Rifkind

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 01:51 AM

The Extreme looks nice but wanted the wireless. The Wfd009 credit card one is pretty responsive. Sometimes can be a bugger to connect. Plus no English instruction, It does its job though. If it has been more expensive, I probably would of not got it. Best just do a Google search for Wfd009 disk a lot of sites don't have it now.

#30 International Man Of Mystery

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Posted 29 August 2018 - 01:56 PM

I carry the Corair Stealth 256GB key with all my data (encrypted) on it. This includes movies etc. so I'm never without the info I need.






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