Monday, 10 January, 2005

Memorex Traveldrive, bad idea

I picked up another 256 MB Memorex TravelDrive at Fry's the other day. I selected the Memorex unit for the simple reason that it's the same as the first one I bought. Might as well standardize on something, right? The Memorex Thumb Drive, though, is a poor choice.

Why? Because the fat body on the things makes it impossible to plug two of them side-by-side into a USB hub. You won't get more than two of these babies into a four-port hub if the ports are arranged side-by-side. No problem if they're arranged one on top of the other. Something to keep in mind the next time I go looking for portable storage.

Hey, Memorex. You goofed on this one.