Posts Tagged ‘thumbdrive’

Multi Boot USB Linux with Pendrive Linux Yumi Software

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Multi boot USB Linux comes in really handy and recently I just discovered this Yumi software by Lance of Pendrive Linux website that can be used for booting multiple live distros of Linux! Previously my linux project was to install linux itself into my SanDisk Ultra 64GB flash drive, however I could only limit myself to boot 2 linux flavours in the thumb drive namely Ubuntu for its productivity suite and Puppy Lupu for its small size and speed. (more…)

Dual Boot Ubuntu and Puppy Linux in USB Pendrive

Monday, November 14th, 2011

How to dual boot Ubuntu and Puppy Linux in USB pendrive. It was actually rather easy although it took me a long while to figure it out. All along I was carrying two thumbdrive, one with Ubuntu Linux installed and the other with Puppy Linux. Why bring along so many Linux distros? Well, each has its own pros and cons. Ubuntu is more complete with its software and GUI interface plus other heavy duty application, but it runs a little slow in my SanDisk 32GB flash drive. Puppy Linux is blazingly fast for its small size distro, and perfect for those times when you need to do quick fixes to your PC.

Dual boot Ubuntu and Puppy Linux in your thumb drive

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Installing a portable Ubuntu Linux in a USB Thumbdrive

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

I couldn’t wait for the price of 32GB USB thumb drive to come down and decided to get one. I think the current size of most USB drive is way more than enough for the average Joe’s but not for power users like me! It seems like Moore’s Law don’t seem to apply for the USB thumb drive anymore if there is a lower demand for more storage space in USB drive. It now takes ages for the prices to come down for USB drive and if you compare with say a portable hard drive, it sure is lagging behind!

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USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Finally went ahead to purchase this hardware – USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter. At about $15 (RM45) it is probably not comparable to say a portable hard drive or an external powered hard drive that you can get for about $33 (RM100) with more storage capacity. I have been thinking of getting this hardware for some time now. My brother passed me an old Pentium III box and I deemed it too slow to do anything useful even if I donate it to some charity. I may as well cannibalize it for parts. One of the useful parts includes the old hard drive. (more…)

Micro USB Data Cable

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Micro USB data cable is the current standard data cable for mobile phone connection to the PC. Each new computer device will come out with new kind of USB data connector. And so I have amassed quite a collection of USB data cable starting from the standard USB-A, to USB standard-B, USB mini-B (5-pin) and finally the USB micro-B plug. (more…)

Important To Back Up My PC

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

It’s important to back up my PC. To the point of paranoia even. We are working in a knowledge base environment. Without business information we can’t make an informed decision. We need data to make our analysis, without it we may end up with paralysis (of course there is the other extreme ending with analysis paralysis but that’s a different story). It is like the fog of war, without information we do not know which direction to act.

That’s why I back up my PC in as many as 2 copies. I came across a website where a company does data recovery and they have seen so many cases of thrashed PC from their clients that they get sort of paranoid in when they make their own backup data plan. They make as many as 4 backup data stored in separate locations! Actually that is a good idea too and I follow their paranoia in my backup data plan. (more…)

WD Anywhere Backup post review

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

The Memeo Backup WD Anywhere backup that came bundled with WD MyBook was a good set-it-and-forget-it backup software. It came with the WD Anywhere external hard drive that I bought. I have been using for a good pass 18 months and it was almost quite smooth in its back up function. However recently the latest nagging requesting you to update its Memeo WD Anywhere Backup makes it out to be a very irritating nagware. (more…)

Red Fox FT44 MP3 Wireless FM Modulator

Monday, June 22nd, 2009

The Red Fox FT44 MP3 Wireless FM Modulator is the latest model on sale for playing MP3 or WMA music in your car using radio transmission to your car radio. My older FM modulator was getting cranky and with the new model with new features on sale, I decided to get a new MP3 wireless FM modulator.

The new upgraded version looks great. On the cover it says the Red Fox FT44 model is able to support up to 16GB USB drive and able to play over 1000++ songs. In addition, it can also play songs by folder selection. That sounds really great, because the current one that I have cannot switch songs by folder and the random jump button is very difficult to enable. However if using SD or MMC card, it can only support up to 2GB. I guess they still didn’t support SDHC cards. USB thumb drives are still cheaper than SD/MMC cards anyway so it is not such a big deal for not able to play from SDHC cards.

Red Fox FT44 MP3 Wireless FM Modulator

Red Fox FT44 MP3 Wireless FM Modulator

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Western Digital My Book External Hard Drive

Friday, November 14th, 2008

Having switched over to using digital SLR photography, the amount of storage space required for storing and backing up RAW files jumped up tremendously! I had considered various options for data backup, but in the end settled on using the bulkier Western Digital My Book external hard drive instead. (more…)

Red Fox MP3 FM Modulator for playing MP3 files, Pt 2.

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

Judging from the number of comments that I received about this Red Fox MP3 FM modulator, I think I might put in a few pointer about using this device.

The Red Fox MP3 modulator that I bought could use both the SD/MMC Card as well as USB flash drive. The size limit for SD/MMC card is 2GB, while for USB thumb drive 4GB is usable. So far the USB drive that I tried that has no problem with the Red Fox MP3 Modulator are: (more…)