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USB Thumb Stick Troubleshooting

Posted in I’d Rather Watch Paint Dry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on March 28, 2020 by getbent57

A few posts back talk about there is a new version of AutoBleem out that I wanted to try.  Right now have the 0.6 (something) .  This new ones is 0.8(something).  It is pretty easy to update.  Just need to drag and drop the new files over to the USB stick and replace the files.   Didn’t really want to do this since I have other sticks.  The one I did try and use only showed it have 700 MBS free of 32GB.  But when I went to format it still read the same amount.  Then remember I used it to make a Linux boot drive with it.   So looked into a way to fix that.  There is a bunch of programs you can download. However there is an easier and faster way using Command Prompt.  Here is the tutorial I used > here.  Just scroll down until you see the Command Prompt how to part.  There are six simple commands to put in.  You don’t even have to type them.  Just copy and paste.  Just make sure are formatting the right disk or you can mess you computer up.

SanDisk Cruzer Spark 32GB Flash Drive

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , on August 28, 2019 by getbent57

SanDisk_Cruzer_Spark_32GB_Flash_DriveLast year (2018) Walmart had a crazy good deal on SanDisk 16GB USD drives.  Bought two of them for $5.88 each.  Since then I was kicking myself for not getting a few more.  Now that back to school sales are on the go.  Took a look at the Walmart flyer and seen they had SanDisk Cruzer Spark 32GB drives on for $6.88.  It is a even better sale than last year.  Double the storage for a dollar more.  This time wasn’t going to kick myself.  The first day of the sale went over and bought four.   They had two colours blue and red.  Choose all blue ones.

Lexar Jumpdrive

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 30, 2013 by getbent57

LexarJumpdrive8GBBought myself a new USB flash drive.  It is a 8GB Lexar Jumpdrive S70.  Wanted a new one just to use with my OUYA.  First off it all ways surprizes me how these drives have come down in price.  Back in 2003 or so a 256 MB that’s right MB not GB was close to a $100.  Now you can find 32 GB or so for under $30.  Picked this 8GB for $9.67.  Looked online at the Lexar site they want $15 for the same one and over at Amazon.ca (not them but a seller though them) are selling the it for $31.  I pretty sure soon you will be able to buy a good brand name for just one or two dollars.

Portable Apps

Posted in Just something to say with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by getbent57

PortableApps Was trying to think of something to write about today so I went though some old bookmarks just to see what I might able to find some to share.  Saw the link I forgot all about.  It is called Portable Apps.com.  This has a bunch of applications you can put on a USB flash drive or any portable hard drive.  All the apps and info stays on the drive so you can take it to computer to computer.  This is pretty cool and would come in handy if you go some were to fix someone’s else computer.  There is a few different versions/sizes so if you have a smaller flash drive you can still use it.