If you shop for thumb drives on Amazon, youll discover one thing very quickly—they pretty much all have 4.5+ star overall reviews, but the top reviews all tend to be very, very negative. This isnt much help to somebody trying to look for the best gear to buy, of course—and neither are the scads of review guides scattered across the net, which seem to take manufacturer numbers based on raw interface speeds at face value. This is a problem that wound up biting me pretty hard personally since...

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