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Gizmo Junior


As part of the drive to stop losing files at work and maintaining records, I got a new memory stick recently.
The one I received was the Crucial Gizmo! Jr. drive from Crucial
It was a 2 Gb version, but they come in up to 4Gb size.
The Gizmo Jr. (as you'd expect) is a USB 2.0 flash drive
Dimensions are: 12.4 mm (w) by 34.3 mm (l) by 2.2mm (t); Weight: 1.62 g
Yeah, really, those are the dimensions.
It doesn't really sink home until you actually see one.
The Crucial site shows another picture of the drive next to a bottle top.


You might start getting the size fixed in your mind now.
Luckily the drive comes with a keychain and a protective cover.
Crucial claims they work on the following

Mac® OS 9.1 and above
Linux kernel 2.2.19 and above
Available USB 1.1 or 2.0 USB port
System requirements for USB 2.0 performance
Microsoft Windows 2000 and above
Mac OS 9.1 and above
Linux kernel 2.2.48 and above
Available USB 2.0 port
I've tried it on Linux and Windows XP/2000 with no problems.
The drive is one of the fastest I've found at transferring files.
This shouldn't be all that big a surprise, Crucial is reknowned for quality memory and their flash drives are no different.
Drawbacks:  it's tiny!
Pushing it into a USB slot, the writing on the drive goes to the bottom (I won't say how long it took me to figure this out).
No indicator to show when it has finished writing.
Apart from that, there's not a lot to say about the drive.
I'm very impressed with the size of the drive, and the speed.
If you fancy a new memory stick, have one that looks different from the crowd.

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