Flash Drive

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  • Hi popeye05,


    Personally as you can buy them so cheap nowadays i would go for a USB 3.0 flash storage drive as the Formuler Z7+ has a USB 3.0 port, so to benefit from the higher speeds USB 3.0 offers you over USB 2.0 you would need a USB 3.0 flash storage drive.


    Just note the formuler z7+ comes with 1 x USB 2.0 and 1 x USB 3.0 port.


    If you buy a USB 3.0 flash storage drive then make sure you plug it in to the USB 3.0 port and not the USB 2.0 port on the Formuler Z7+ otherwise you will only get USB 2.0 speeds, usb is backward compatible, you could for example plug a usb 3.0 flash drive into the USB 2.0 port but you are then restricted to USB 2.0 speeds. The usb 3.0 port is distinguishable by it's blue colour coding.


    Personally i like Sandisk myself and tend to go for the Sandisk Extreme usb 3.0 range, reasonable price and read/write speeds, always usually on sale on likes of amazon. I don't use USB flash drives on my z7+, i have a HDD plugged in permanently into the usb 3.0 port which stores all my media, and have a microsd card installed to use as default storage for android.


    Hope this helps.

  • Hi DroidBug,


    Cheers for the info, I have used Sandisk for other stuff in the past and found them very good.


    Just wanted to check first and make sure they were compatible.


    I am thinking of buying the Sandisk Ultra Fit USB 3.0 Flash Drive 128gb...


    Then could I use my other External Hard Drive 2 TB for other recordings...


    Would that be OK...


    Cheers


    Popeye05...

  • Hi popeys05,


    Sorry for the late reply.


    As long as it's a usb 3.0 or usb 2.0 flash storage then 99% of them will work. It's down to personal choice. I advise to not go for unbranded types and only buy from reputable retailers or sellers with excellent feedback on likes of ebay/amazon third-party sellers as there are many fakes and some even come with malware as a bonus lol (think ebay).


    I checked out the one you are talking about, again it will be fine. One thing to note, i remember (check amazon reviews) that these very small usb flash storage drives generate allot of heat, so be cautious about that and if in doubt maybe go for a standard size one in same colour as your z7+ so the usb drive does not stand out when plugged into box.


    Hope this helps.