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Old 10-05-08, 23:57
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Default Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

i own 2 flash drives, a 2 GB lexar lightning and a 1 GB kingston datatravler

the computer reads the lexar like another HDD but the kingston like a removeable drive, so my question is for another that owns the above drive, how is it read like an HDD or removeable?
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Old 10-06-08, 02:04
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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

I don't know why but yes, it's normal for Lexars to appear as another hard drive instead of the standard removable drive that most USB drives appear as.

Between friends and ourselves, we have Kingston Travellers, Imation, Sandisk, unknown brand, Lexar Jump Drive, and a couple of MP3 type devices and to my recollection only the Lexar appears as a hard drive.
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Old 10-06-08, 07:42
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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

Hi Keyser,

I think maybe the Driver determines whether or not the system knows if it's removable or not.

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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

when u say whether it is removeable or not, do u mean like a hdd u have to unmount before pulling? cuz the lexar i yank it out whenever, never a problem
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Old 10-06-08, 14:58
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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

Hi again Keyser,

I'm pretty sure that all the warning about unplugging USB things is only to stop you from unplugging while the drive etc is being written to or read from. If so it's just waiting for the read/write to finish so you don't lose stuff.

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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

no, no unmount, im asking like the picture will it appeasr up there by C drive, or down under the DVD drives
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Old 10-08-08, 16:39
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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

It doesn't really matter IMO, as long as it appears somwhere and is a true 16gig. Bazza

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Old 10-09-08, 15:26
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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

well, it doesnt "really" matter it is just a trivial annoyance, and i think it looks nicer

ok the corsair 16GB is confirmed as being read as a removeable
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Old 10-13-08, 09:59
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Default Re: Anyone own a Patriot xporter XT 16GB flash drive?

I didn't really make it clear in my previous post that so far as I know, only the Lexars show up as another hard drive. I gather you were wanting to know what the Patriot would do before you decided to buy one?

Jim's right about the warnings being to stop you pulling a flash drive out while it's being written to or read so you don't damage your files, which is why I've found the Lexar to be a nuisance in that regard because it doesn't show up in USB devices. Maybe that's just my computer, maybe that's Lexar. Anyway, the way I deal with this is just to use the same method I'd use on my 98SE laptop; right click on the Lexar in My Computer and choose Eject. If the disk is still being used, it won't let you eject it.
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