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128GB in the palm of my hand

Check out this little rascal. I got it as part of a flash sale from OfficeMax. A PNY 128GB flash drive for mere pennies per gig.

I remember one of the first flash drive I ever got was 128MB and I thought that was a staggering amount of space! The amount of documents you could store was out of this world. When the 512MB came out I was floored. When we hit 1GB that was more space than you could use up at the time. You could backup your computer to it.

Not too long ago we hit 16GB, then 32 and then 64. I have two 64GB drives and that’s enough to carry more movies and music than you can watch in a week. I could fit an entire season of Dexter, Breaking Bad and Criminal Minds on there with plenty of room left over. And now, 128GB. Once again, you could backup a computer to this thing. I know for sure it will hold and entire image of Windows 7 without even making a dent.

I honestly can’t wait for flash drives and SSD drives to move into the data capacity of modern hard drives. When we get 1TB in a flash drive and 3TB in an SSD, just thing of the long term archiving you can do? I could back up all my pictures and store that drive away knowing they won’t get corrupted and media won’t wear out. I think that’s exciting.

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