questionswhat should i do witha 32gb flash drive?


Mine is on it's way, and I am either going to put all my physical music on it, IE: cds I actually own, or use it for my TV, cause I haven't gotten around to actually streaming, and my TV has a usb port.


Store 25,000 photos, or approx 7680 songs, or 40 hrs of video


Mind if I ask why you bought something that you don't need?


@ojulius: I never said I bought it :P

I got it as a gift from a White Elephant during a Christmas party.


@zzzaap: Nice gift - I usually end up with something I have no use for. Like aftershave. I've had a beard since 1978! Lots of uses for these drives as you've already mentioned. And 32GB is large enough to do just about anything.


If you're using Windows 7, turn it into a Readyboost drive.


I recommend:

1) Common security software-- it's a great thing to have a set of reliable, known-good apps for checking computers.
2) A good portable apps suite, such as LiberKey or the one from This can be comprehensive or pared down just to what's most useful to you.
3) A TrueCrypt vault.

You might not need all of those, but there's a good chance that at least one would be handy.


If you are using Windows Vista or Windows 7, use the flash drive for ReadyBoost.

If you are using Windows XP, use the flash drive for eBoostr (Windows ReadyBoost alternative that DOES work, I've personally tested this)
Download eBoostr here:


If your computer has a hard disk that uses solid-state drive (SSD) technology, you may not see an option to speed up your computer with ReadyBoost when you plug in a USB flash drive or flash memory card. This is because some SSD drives are so fast they're unlikely to benefit from ReadyBoost.

In some situations, you might not be able to use all of the memory on your device to speed up your computer. For example, some flash memory devices contain both slow and fast flash memory, but ReadyBoost can only use fast flash memory to speed up your computer.