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OK, I guess I'm not a geek. What's a pen drive?


Dave,

Picture a small plastic case about the length of your thumb, only flatter.

You pull a cap off the end, just like a pen, and it exposes a connection for a USB port on your computer.

Stick the pen drive in the port and presto, you have a place to send your data for backup and/or storage. Some are bootable and can be password protected. You can easily take it with you, easier than a CD IMO, even wear it around your neck if you want.

My first one was a an Apacer Handy Steno 64MB for $23.00 plus shipping from http://www.supermediastore.com Visit the link and to go "pen drives" to see a picture.

It came with a neck lanyard, extension cable, and driver/user manual on CD.

I don't need the extension cable with my laptop because the USB ports are on the side and easy to reach. If you used it with a PC with ports in the rear, the extension would come in handy.

Based on all I've read, you only need the driver installed if using Windows 98 or 98SE. I have 98 on this machine, installed the driver, and it works great.

ShelbyBoy
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