questionsi'm looking for a small, quality, low-price 8…

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This one has good reviews (it is also the cheapest 16gb on amazon atm): http://deals.woot.com/deals/details/43d31f1f-02d8-4a3d-9d32-1d79389a3d1e/kingston-datatraveler108-16gb-flash-drive

Also, have you tried formatting your old one on another computer?

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@lordwoot: Damn. I want that, but I have plenty of flash drives already. Must. Resist. Urge. To. Add. To. Cart.

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I recommend the corsair voyager. Reliable, durable and looks cool. Frequently on sale, as well.

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For $5 more, this is (to me) a better deal. I actually just ordered one last night.
Good speed, especially for just being USB 2.0
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002QC6RI

That Data Traveler isn't too bad though.

Comparison:
http://usbflashspeed.com/device/9312
http://usbflashspeed.com/device/9503

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I have one of these and it is also one of the highest rated flash drives on newegg:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220252

it is a bit large, but it has a rubber coating which makes it great for a keychain, protecting it from bumps and scratches. Also very good read speeds.

I also just found this one which looks great:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211521

usb3, aluminum casing for durability, 16gb and good reviews! Seems like a no brained for 18 bucks.

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I didn't click thru all of the links, but I really would suggest a Corsair Voyager Mini. It's tiny, rubber covered, seems reasonably protected. I've had one on my keys for a while and it's no worse for the wear other than on the key attachment part itself (some gauge of fishing line covered in black elastic fabric).

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@lordwoot: I was going to post that same drive... Good choice...