Make your very own 128gb longlasting USB flash drive for only $40!
Did you buy a fancy new 64gb/128gb/256gb (or some other giant-size) USB stick that died only a few months later?! ARGHHHH!!!! You blow $20-50 on some super high-performance lifetime-warranty USB flash drive and the thing dies within 6 months. Ugh…I don’t get it. WHAT THE HELL?! I’m back to my old ass Corsair 4GB for the umpteenth time in the past 10 years. How the hell does my old USB drive outlast all the fancy new ones?
It makes me want to go, “they don’t make them like they used to!” Geez…I feel so old already. I don’t know why new USB drives die faster. Crappy chips? I don’t know. I don’t know what the deal is with their manufacturing. That’s another mystery for another day.
Anyway, I’ll tell you how I made my own (it’s so simple). Now you can be smart, and not stupid like me, having lived all these years as an IT guy without knowing basic things like this.
No more wasting money on fast-dying USB flash sticks!
STEP #1 – buy a high-endurance microSD card ($35)
This is one of the best ones out there. Look at the great reviews, long manufacturers warranty (5 years instead of only 1 or 2).
STEP #2 – buy a microSD card reader ($12)
I chose this one because I needed something small and completely unseen. You might want something bigger so it doesn’t get lost easily, or maybe something with a hole for a keychain.
STEP #3 – put them together, DUH! ($0)
Stick the microSD card into the card reader and then format the USB drive and stick wherever you need it. DONE!
In case you’re wondering how I thought of this. It’s because I bought a Tesla, which comes with a security camera system that records to a USB drive. Tons of people were having problems with USB flash drives dying so quickly (since most really aren’t made for so many writes/rewrites). People eventually figured out they needed a HIGH-ENDURANCE storage device. And here we are.
I know. It’s so simple. Why didn’t I ever think of this?! (I feel stupid for not having thought of this before.)