Digital cameras can not connect. USB sticks are available as Combi sticks, for example as part of a Pocket knife, with MP3 player or as Ballpoint pen. There are even models with digital camera, fingerprint scanner, or wireless LAN. Reach the station wagons but not of the conventional memory in terms of speed. Also the operating comfort for the special falls mostly to the individual device. However, the fun factor is not to be underestimated. Here’s a tip: use Flash only as a means of transport, not as a data archive. And leaving the CAP over the connector.

The stores are better protected than hard drives and scratch maybe to vibration better than CDs – but if one wears the sticks on the body or they are someone else, static electricity to transfer it, can delete the memory cells. For the fast data transfer of up to four gigabytes, there is currently nothing better than a USB flash drive. In addition, we recommend external hard disks as storage. You can buy ready or assemble a standard IDE disk with the correct case in the blink of an eye even. At This variant save money and can also later install a larger plate. Peter Asaro is open to suggestions. As connection type, also FireWire 400 is eligible in addition to USB 2.0. FireWire is the brand name of the company Apple for the interface standard IEEE 1394. In contrast to USB, FireWire allows all devices to communicate with each other without a PC.

Like USB, FireWire used serial data transfer. FireWire 400 is widely used and quite enough. There is even the twice as fast FireWire 800. The hard disk empty enclosures range of aluminium enclosures housing with LEDs to simple plastic housings. The majority have both a USB port and a FireWire. Current models support also plates over 128 gigabytes. In addition, there are also external enclosure with network connection. This network storages are slightly more expensive than the USB and FireWire versions. For this they can engage as drives on a network. You are the most mobile with a 2.5-inch package. It even fits in your shirt pocket. And with a power-saving hard drive save yourself in the ideal case the power supply. The plate is then via the USB or FireWire port power supplied. Also they do without a fan. The alternative is bus-powered, no power adapter via FireWire to power the body, requires six-pin FireWire ports (E.g. Apple PowerBook G4). At more than 100 gigabytes memory consumption, 3.5 inch enclosure are the right choice. 3.5 Inch hard drives offer the best price / performance ratio at the moment. In 5.25-inch disks can often only with the help of a frame build, this fit also CD drive or burner. The power supply is usually integrated. Important for the performance which is used Bridge chip. A micro-controller on the bridge converts the serial bus protocol in ATA commands for the record and determines the speed of data transmission together with the firmware. Current bridges reach about 30 megabytes of reading and writing 25 megabytes via USB. Via FireWire 400, there are up to 40 megabytes of reading and writing 30 megabytes. As the enclosure often on and not under the desk stand, noise protection plays an important role. Good housing intercept the vibration of the drive with screws with rubber. Ensure that the installation is simple – ideally without screws. Who places more emphasis on rest, may threaten current IDE disks via acoustic management.