32GB or More PCMCIA (PC Card) Flash Drive?

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Hi all. I got 2 laptops, one for home, one for work and travel. I also got
a desktop which I use occasionally. And I am getting tired keeping track of
files. So, I had an idea, what if I get a flash drive and carry my personal
folder on that.

USB drives are out of the question because I will, I know it, snap off the
thing in the USB port. So instead I am looking at a PCMCIA (PC Card) or CF
Flash Cards instead. It's perfect because you can just slide them into any
laptop that has a PCMCIA slot, most still do, and it's flush with the
laptop, does not stick out, and that port has high access speeds.

With that in mind I spent about 2 hours on google looking for a PC Card
with 32GB or more of storage. But I can not find one. Can any one point me
in the right directions, they must have them.

Alternatively I looked at CF cards. They sell 32GB cards on ebay for about
150$. Has any one used them before? I was looking for a PC Card because
they are bigger, thus would have less dance memory and less failure
possibilities, but a CF card would work just as well, if it is reliable.

Has any one used the 32GB CF cards from ebay, are they reliable?

 - Bogdan

Re: 32GB or More PCMCIA (PC Card) Flash Drive?

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Not an answer to your question, I know :-)

Keep in mind that it is quite easy to disguise any small flash
device (be it PCMCIA, CF, USB or whatever) as a much bigger --and
more valuable-- device.

So, you can have a device that shows 32 GB free space.
It may even come with a label, promising 32 GB.
But free space is zero once you stored 4 or 8 GB on the device.
Be warned! Be very carefull :-)

Kind regards,
Gerard Bok

Re: 32GB or More PCMCIA (PC Card) Flash Drive?

bok118@zonnet.nl (Gerard Bok) wrote in

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I heard about that. I decided to go with the 32GB CF drive from a
reputable company. I got one from ebay for a reasonable price, and the
guy is only 80 miles away from me. So, fingers crossed, it will be ok. I
tend to trust ebay because of the feedback counts. Usually you don't get
screwed if the guy has over 10k in feed back with 99+% of that positive.
But I did here form a friend that he got a 32GB USB stick in China that
ended up being a reformatted 1GB stick.

Hopefully this little experiment works out.

 - Bogdan

Re: 32GB or More PCMCIA (PC Card) Flash Drive?

You can get a PC Card to CF converter, and the CF card goes INSIDE the
converter which is the size of just a PC card and which doesn't stick
out.  You can use any Compact Flash (CF) card, so this meets all of your
requirements.  And it's cheap (probably under $10).

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