I''m using Lexar's Jump Drives. They're regular flash drives. However, the reason I love them is that they are very rugged. I accidentally washed my Jump Drive for 30 minutes in the machine. When it came out, it smelled new and my data was intact....
Hope this dosent sound like a dumb question but exactly how do these drives work? Is there software that has to be installed to copy files from my computer to the jump drive and to copy it to a friends computer etc. :?:
In Windows XP no software needs to be installed. You need the relevent Windows Updates installed so that USB works fine. The drives show up in 'My Computer' and can be accessed just like any other drive.
In Windows 98/Me device drivers need to be installed for USB thumbdrives, pen drives, jump drives or whatever other fancy name to work. Again, after installation the drives will show up in My Computer and be accessible as normal.