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Apr 10, 2013 10:00 |  #31

For everyone using flash drives, what size do you order? A lot of our weddings clear 8GB worth of jpegs, and I am wondering if the cost for 16GB drives is significantly more.


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Apr 10, 2013 12:08 |  #32

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For everyone using flash drives, what size do you order? A lot of our weddings clear 8GB worth of jpegs, and I am wondering if the cost for 16GB drives is significantly more.

I resize the images so they fit on a 4 gig DVD.


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Apr 10, 2013 20:59 |  #33

8GB flash drives work for us.

Plenty of space for approx 500 hi-res, 500 lo-res and 200 creative edits which is how many we normally deliver.


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Apr 11, 2013 00:26 |  #34

I have been using DVDs, but I've just changed to branded USB sticks in nice wooden boxes from pegaxon tech.


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Apr 11, 2013 00:41 |  #35

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I have been using DVDs, but I've just changed to branded USB sticks in nice wooden boxes from pegaxon tech.

be careful with pexagon, the last order I got from them at least 50% were DOA.


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Apr 11, 2013 02:56 |  #36

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be careful with pexagon, the last order I got from them at least 50% were DOA.

Interesting. Did they not work at all, or random failures? I'd better run a check of the USB drives then, thanks. If anyone can suggest a good piece of software to check usb sticks I'd be interested. I'm using "Check Flash", which I use for memory cards and seems to be ok for it.


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Apr 11, 2013 10:17 |  #37

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Interesting. Did they not work at all, or random failures? I'd better run a check of the USB drives then, thanks. If anyone can suggest a good piece of software to check usb sticks I'd be interested. I'm using "Check Flash", which I use for memory cards and seems to be ok for it.

Never worked at all. Wouldn't show up on the computer. Pexagon replaced them all, but the issue is how long they take to ship. Really messed with my delivery time tables. Just a headache.


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Apr 11, 2013 17:42 |  #38

I and a few other photographers I know have had great service from Flashbay.

When I first enquired, they sent us a sample box with about 50 different designs - I received this within 1 day of the call (express mail delivered from HK to NZ).

Then when I finalised my order, the products arrived within 1 week. We've just gone through our first lot of orders and they all worked, so will be looking at buying from them again.


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Apr 11, 2013 23:42 |  #39

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Never worked at all. Wouldn't show up on the computer. Pexagon replaced them all, but the issue is how long they take to ship. Really messed with my delivery time tables. Just a headache.

Sounds like a bad batch. All companies have problems, it's how they deal with them that counts. Also best to have backup plans for things like that, though you can't plan for everything.

So far I've tried four of my USB drives, with thorough read/write tests. All four register, one passed, three are testing. I'll test the rest over the next day.


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Apr 12, 2013 00:18 |  #40

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Sounds like a bad batch. All companies have problems, it's how they deal with them that counts. Also best to have backup plans for things like that, though you can't plan for everything.

So far I've tried four of my USB drives, with thorough read/write tests. All four register, one passed, three are testing. I'll test the rest over the next day.

Yeah, for sure. The only reason I said anything is because I've talked to a couple of photographers who had the same thing happen to them.


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Apr 12, 2013 00:50 |  #41

Always good to know. They all register fine, just testing them now, so far all test out fine.


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Apr 13, 2013 14:55 |  #42

Just reporting back that all 8 USB drives from Pexagon work perfectly. They reported not errors in a read/write test, and formatted fine.


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Apr 13, 2013 14:59 |  #43

Phew!


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Apr 14, 2013 15:36 |  #44

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Just reporting back that all 8 USB drives from Pexagon work perfectly. They reported not errors in a read/write test, and formatted fine.

...how much did the shipping cost Tim, if you don't mind me asking? I recently bought this from WHCC (external link): fantastic quality but I didn't go through Youshop and it cost me more to ship it than it did for the case! ($55.00 to be precise, I nearly had a heart attack when I got billed for it) This is how it was shipped (external link): they insisted the freight charge wasn't "volumetric" but I can't believe it. Feel free to PM it rather than post it here. Cheers mate.


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Apr 14, 2013 17:56 |  #45

scorpio_e wrote in post #15810187 (external link)
Thumb drives are too easy to erase.

Yes but I think most people see these as being a way to transfer the files, not to provide archive fool proof storage. And as Tim said, you cant fully protect people from stupidity :)


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