avoid like the plague?,
This review is from: Fujifilm 2GB USB 2.0 High Speed Pen Drive (Electronics)
I may be unfair to the rest of these sticks and I shall leave you to decide for yourself, but it has caused a major upset yesterday, when a business IT expert came to install my brand new PC (AMD PHENOM II, six-core, 3.3, Black Edition; 8G RAM etc). It came from PCSpecialist (built online to my spec) and was praised, set up and connected by the IT man. All worked perfectly until he asked about backup. I believe that solid state memory is more reliable, albeit a lot more expensive, and I have several sticks.
He plugged this stick into a USB port and soon after the system crashed. As everything was brand new, we didn't connect it to the stick at first. BUT - PLEASE read this - when the PC was restarted, it gave the message "NO OPERATING SYSTEM INSTALLED". Suddenly, without any previous training or experience, I found myself in a different and dreadful world.
It's useful to know clever IT men when you are a complete civilian, like me; the culprit stick was removed, the PC was restarted and - lo, it had an operating system just as before.
This particular stick is not going to crash any more computers. But I am absolutely delighted with my Kingston 16G stick (I wrote a review on that a while back), those sticks are very keenly priced at the time of writing and I am off to get me some more. Or maybe even a Kingston 32G one...
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Initial post: 12 Oct 2013 18:18:44 BDT
Dr. Ernest J. Hammond says:
OK, so this is more than two years later, and perhaps of no relevance to anyone ... but thoughts on your "No operating system installed" message. When a system reboots, it looks at various devices to boot from (hard drive, DVD, thumb drive etc) in a specific order, though that order can be changed in the BIOS. I suspect that your thumbdrive was ahead of the hard drive in the boot order list, and of course it had no operating system on it - hence the message. BTW liked your Kingston review; you have a divine sense of humour.
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