write-protected usb flash drive
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Sun May 25 15:52:03 UTC 2014
In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 520, Issue 7, Message: 2
On 24 May 2014 08:22:15 -0600 Gary Aitken <freebsd at dreamchaser.org>
> On 05/24/14 00:01, Polytropon wrote:
> > On Fri, 23 May 2014 18:26:44 -0600, Gary Aitken wrote:
> >> I'm having trouble locating what I want --
> >> a physically write-protected flash drive.
> >> My searches so far have come up empty.
> >> Thought someone here would know of one if it exists.
> >> I don't want or need additional encryption gimicks on it.
> >> Anyone know of one? 32G or larger
> > Additional fun: If you use a SD->?SD adapter, you can also use a
> > micro-SD card. The adapter then provides the write protection slider.
> > The mentioned advantages still apply. :-)
> I like this option better than the Kanguru one,
> mostly because the kanguru drives seem to not be very robust;
> lots of failures reported.
Gary, you've mentioned this several times. Can you provide some links
to reports of failures or unreliability of the kangaru drives?
I thought they looked pretty attractive by both specs and price: AU$64
for a 32GB USB3 stick with way faster than average read/write speeds
plus the _rea_l write protect switch, I was about ready to lash out,
except that newegg are presently out of stock.
PS I'm still slightly miffed that an American company is not only using
our best-known national animal for its logo, but spells it the same way
as a minorly famous Aussie cult band of the '70s and '80s .. moreover a
band who would, I assure you, have had nothing to do with your DHS! :)
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