dealsteam 32gb usb 3.0 flash drive for $14.99 + free…

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It's crazy to think, this has a lot more storage space than my first two computers, combined.

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@theco2: My first thumb drive was a 128 MB (not GB) model. Even that was more storage than my first two computers combined.

Why yes, I'm old.

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I remember going to see one of my IT buddies years ago to brag about my new computer that had a whopping 10 GB! He just laughed and told me that was overkill.

My current one has more RAM than that!

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My first hard drive was a full height, 5 MB. Way faster than the 360 K floppy drive.

Lots of bad reviews on this item.

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@maninblack: My first was a Tandy TS-80 (in about 1985) that my grandma got me. I thought it was the greatest thing, ever. You were suppose to be able to save things to save things to cassette tape, but I never figured out how. I honestly don't think it had any storage space.

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My first computer was a Tandy 1000TX. It had no hard drive and one 5.25" floppy drive. My big upgrade was getting a second 3.5" floppy. I had the model with an actual color monitor, wow! I could amazingly play 4-color games. As I recall it set my parents back $1200.

In retrospect $15 for this isn't bad. :)

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@jimfett: A lot of them seem to be people who expected it to be faster than they should have and/or don't understand that drives are advertised in Gigabytes but computers work with Gibibytes though.

I have a Sandisk Ultra 32GB that was twice the price a couple months ago and it reads slightly faster than what people are reporting with this drive but writes a decent amount slower.

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My first computer was an Apple II+. No hard drive, but it had dual 5.25" floppy drives, so it was bangin'. Don't forget the monochrome monitor and dot matrix printer.

My first PC had a 40mb hard drive and 1mb of RAM. When I finally upgraded to a 500mb hard drive, I couldn't imagine ever using all that space. I was stupid.

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@peaceetc: Oregon Trail, FTW!

It's scary to think of what the future might hold and how soon it could happen, considering how far we have come, in such a short time, with all technology.

My grandpa listened to the broadcast announcing the Wright Brothers' first flight and was still alive when Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. How is that for technological advancement, in one lifetime?

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@peaceetc: I used to play shufflepuck on my apple II

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I just noticed, they have 256 GB flash drives. Who need hard drives, with flash drives like that?

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I have another USB3 flash drive from this brand (purchased for $20), and it's performed flawlessly for 2 years of occasional use, with one exception: I currently can't find it.

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my first flashdrive that i owned personally was an Excalibur 4gb (hdd based) from woot

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The first computer I used worked of of tapes! Anyone remember turtle? The primitive drawing program.... My school was still using punch cards and dittos!